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".
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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- Page 1 [Introduction, Quick Specs, and Availability & Price]
- Page 2 [Detailed Look]
- Page 3 [Card Specifications & Cooling Setup]
- Page 4 [Testing Method & Test System Configuration]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Synthetic]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - 1080p]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - 1440p]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - 3840x2160 4K]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - 3440x1440 UltraWide]
- Page 10 [Performance Summary]
- Page 11 [Overclocking, Power Consumption & Sound Testing]
- Page 12 [What's Hot & What's Not]
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