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AMD rumored to launch the next-gen Radeon R9 390X to fight GTX 980

AMD prepares its Radeon R9 390X, wants to take away some of the hoopla from NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980.

@anthony256
Published Fri, Sep 12 2014 11:35 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:14 PM CST

By now you should know that NVIDIA is ready to launch its GeForce GTX 980, but AMD wants to take some of that thunder away with the rumors that the company is set to release its Radeon R9 390X GPU.

AMD rumored to launch the next-gen Radeon R9 390X to fight GTX 980 | TweakTown.com

The news is coming from VideoCardz, who is reporting that Asetek, the company who made the watercooler for the dual-GPU Radeon R9 295X2, is working on the cooler for the upcoming R9 390X. The new cooler will keep the VRM and memory under its fans, with AMD wanting to keep its reference design cards to sound much quieter than previous GPUs.

No specifications are known on the R9 390X, but the name "Fiji" is being thrown around for this upcoming family of GPUs.

NEWS SOURCE:videocardz.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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