AMD’s R9 390X Allegedly Available In Both A 4GB & 8GB Model For 4K Support
This is one monster of a GPU if the specs are true.
As 4K becomes more and more common in the PC gaming space, it’s easy to understand why AMD users are a little bit anxious. Unfortunately, they’re still waiting on an official announcement regarding the specifications of the R9 300 series of cards and this lack of official information left some concerned that the new line may not have enough strength to pull of 4K support.
But if the rumours and alleged leaks are to be believed, the R390x may actually be coming in a 4GB and an 8GB model. This is good news because a large portion of AMD’s audience had doubts over whether or not it would have enough RAM for 4K. Leaks also point towards the possibility of the unit running 4096 shaders at 1GHZ. Couple this with the Full DirectX12 implementation and the Ultra High Bandwidth and you’ve got one stupid-powerful GPU.
And don’t forget that this is said to be the very “First ever GPU designed for VR immersion” for all those of you who have built yourself a nice little VR rig, which AMD seem to have an invested interest in. With all this being said, we don’t actually know how much the two alleged variants of this card will cost. Given their features, I wouldn’t say they’re going to be cheap.
AMD Radeon R9 390X WCE:
- Next iteration of the highly successful GCN design
– Up to 4096 shader units
- Full DirectX®12_Tier 3 implementation
- Optimized for 4K gaming & beyond
- First ever GPU designed for VR immersion
- Special enthusiast water-cooled edition
- Up to 8GB of ultra-high bandwidth HBM video memory
- Hardware H.265 decoding and over 4x the previous H.264 encoding speed, enabling smooth live streaming
- Enhanced ZeroCore™ functionality
Thanks, RedtechGaming and VideoCardz.