AMD releases Radeon R9 380X
In the ever-expanding numbers battle to make sure every possible niche segment of the graphics card market is covered, AMD has just released another member of its Radeon R9 300-series, the 380X. As with all of AMD’s current GPUs, the 380X’s Antigua XT core is based on the aging Graphics Core Next architecture – in this case, the 1.2 variant that was first seen with the Radeon R9 285 last year.
The 970MHz GPU has 2,048 stream processors, 128 texture units and 32 ROPs, and sits between the Radeon R9 380 and 390 chips in terms of specs. As standard, Radeon R9 380X cards will have 4GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5.7GHz (effective). Radeon R9 380X cards start at £189 inc VAT on www.overclockers.co.uk. Look out for a full review of the Radeon R9 380X in our next issue.