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ASUS Radeon R9 380X STRIX Video Card Review (Page 1)

ASUS Radeon R9 380X STRIX Video Card Review

AMD launched its new Radeon R9 380X today, with the first Antigua XT-powered card in our review labs being the ASUS Radeon R9 380X STRIX video card.

By Anthony Garreffa on Nov 20, 2015 01:22 pm CST - 1 min, 21 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ASUS


AMD has launched its new Radeon R9 380X after countless rumors on a new mid-range GPU being launched, the Antigua XT-powered card is real. AMD is marketing the new R9 380X at 1080p and 1440p gaming, with our first sample off the bat being from ASUS in the form of the Radeon R9 380X STRIX.


We covered the Radeon R9 380X in detail in our launch article, but we'll refresh you on technical specifications soon. As for the ASUS Radeon R9 380X STRIX we have here today, most enthusiasts will recognize the STRIX branding as the latest in the gaming push from ASUS.

The STRIX branding from ASUS teases that the R9 380X STRIX is 20% cooler, and allows for silent gaming. ASUS uses premium components for its video cards, with the company deploying its 'Super Alloy Power' components onto the R9 380X STRIX that help "boost performance by reducing power loss, enhancing durability and achieving cooler operation".

Quick Specs

AMD's reference specifications for the Radeon R9 380X have it including 128 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and 32 Compute Units. We have 4GB of GDDR5 spread out on a 256-bit memory bus, with 190W of power required.

Availability & Price

We should find the ASUS Radeon R9 380X STRIX for around $239, depending on how many cards the local retailers and e-tailers have at launch. The reference board is priced at $229, with board partners kicking off their pricing on the R9 380X at $239.

The Radeon R9 380X has 2048 shader cores, down from the 2560 on the R9 390X and up from the 1792 on the R9 285.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With 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 high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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