NVIDIA has had huge success with its new second-generation Maxwell architecture, forming the new power-efficient, but super-fast GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 GPUs. AMD were rumored to fight back at GAME24, but nothing materialized, until now. WCCF Tech is reporting from a leak from overclockers.ru, that teases AMD's next generation GPUs.
AMD reportedly talked with 4gamer.net journalists in a round table discussion, teasing details on its upcoming products to compete against NVIDIA's new GTX 900 series of GPUs. The new product that AMD will fight back with is the Radeon R9 380X, and not the 390X that most would've presumed. The new R9 380X will be based on the Pirate Islands architecture, powered by the Fiji GPU. Overclockers.ru is reporting that AMD have three new cards in the pipeline, with the Fiji-based R9 380X which will replace the R9 290X, the Treasure Island-based R9 370X, and another.
The most exciting news is that AMD will not only reportedly fight back with new architecture, but it'll shift onto a smaller process, moving over to TSMC's new 20nm manufacturing process, as well as using 3D stacked HBM memory. The third card we mentioned above is what we're all here for today, with the new R9 390X reference GPU to feature AMD's hybrid "hydra' liquid cooling, which the company used on its dual-GPU R9 295X2 earlier in the year.