AMD re­leases Radeon R9 380X

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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.

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