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AMD Radeon R9 380X Video Card - The New 1080p/1440p Champion From AMD

By: Anthony Garreffa | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Nov 19, 2015 2:00 pm

The Radeon R9 380X is AMD's Card for 1440p Gaming


AMD has revised its product stack now, with their HBM-based cards recommended for 4K and VR gaming. This includes the flagship Radeon R9 Fury X, the air-cooled R9 Fury and the super-small R9 Nano. All of these cards will have no issues with 4K or VR gaming.




Below that, we have 4K-ready cards in the Radeon R9 390X and R9 380, thanks to their use of 8GB of GDDR5. At 2560x1440, AMD is now pushing the new Radeon R9 380X as well as the older R9 380. And for 1080p and MOBA gaming, we have the R7 370 and R7 360.




Final Thoughts


AMD is in an exciting race right now, because there's no better time to be a PC gamer than now. The golden era of PC gaming may be over, but the technological side is ready hitting its stride, and starting next year things are going to explode.


We're on the verge of DX12 games (which I hope aren't just splashy DX12 stuff on console-made DX11-class games). I want to see full-fledged DX12-enabled games that require you to have Windows 10 and a DX12-capable GPU.


VR gaming is right around the corner, literally - with Oculus and HTC ready to launch the Rift and Vive, respectively. This is going to require much more GPU horsepower, and hopefully developers wake up to this and realize that there's some big, big money in PC gaming - thanks to VR.


Then we have the huge technological leaps for 2016; HBM2, the die shrink down to 14/16nm, and new GPU architectures from both AMD and NVIDIA. We are in truly exciting times, with AMD launching its new Radeon R9 380X at the perfect time as budget-minded gamers who don't want to spend $500+ on a new GPU will have the R9 380X ready for 1080p and 1440p gaming.

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