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AMD Radeon R9 / R7 300 Series Released

philip

June 21, 2015

AMD Radeon R9 and R7 300 series video cards are now available for purchase. We're adding in all the cards as they become available on retail.

 

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  • 54 months ago
  • 6 points

Hold your wallets gents!! The Fury X is not here yet!

See This Article from AnandTech for a full review on these new cards.

  • 54 months ago
  • 5 points

NOW!!!..... WHERE IS MY FURY

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  • 54 months ago
  • 5 points

Lollol I missed the X

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  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

Great! Just bought one 45 minutes ago

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Not a big fan of AMD but you can't beat those prices!

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm 99% positive that the 390 and 390x are just re-brands... CURSE YOU AMD!

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

They are rebrands of the 290X and 290. The Grenada XT core in the 390X is the same as the Hawaii XT core in the 290X. Performance is better though, thanks to a memory overclock. The Fury will be a new core though. Fiji XT and new High Bandwidth Memory.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It's about time AMD. The long wait is over! :D

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

Not quite yet. These cards are kind of let-downs. I've got my wallet on hold for the Fury cards.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Eeh, yeah. At least the 380 is the same price as 285, but sadly no rebates which the 285s are having ATM

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

How is increased performance a let-down? How is a card with double the frame buffer of a 980 which performs as well as the 980 while still costing less a let-down? How is the reduced TDP a let-down?

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

Cards can come with 8TB of vrams but it won't matter if the game doesn't use them. The increased performance is due to extra overclocks. However, you will see extra benefits if you run them in multi gpu setups in 4k setups with 8xssaa where gpu vram crosses the 7GB barrier easily on AAA titles.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

And the people buying 980s and 390Xs are very much able to afford and run UHD setups.

With games already passing 4GB of framebuffer at UHD with max settings the extra VRAM is absolutely a good thing, and without pushing past MSAA x2.

Games are absolutely using more than 4GB.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

When youre running high resolutions you could use that much vram.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Hope fully no one is forced to hold on to a 300 series for 5 years. Some games cross the 7 GB barrier in 4k already. Another reason I don't like the 980ti with 6 GB, should have been 8 GB.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

*SARCASM

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  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

8TB was meant as sarcasm. Too much of something isn't necessarily a good thing.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 to the miku

Might as well get a 290x and OC that really.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Nothing to be excited about yet, gentlemen. These are just new names for old stuffs. The R9 Fury X will be out on June 24th, and R9 Fury will be out on July 14th.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll be likely going for a Sapphire or XFX 380 in my build instead of a 280.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

can you put the fury x in the list? they are already listed in newegg and amazon

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

And the reviews of the R9 Fury X is here.

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/R9_Fury_X/

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2015/06/24/amd-radeon-r9-fury-x-review/

Not quite the GTX980ti killer so I am just going to stick with NVidia.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

R9 380 or GTX 960 ? :p

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

anyone know where I can get a reference version of any of the R9 300 series?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

can someone help me with picking an r9 380? need to know if its compatible with my pc

https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/93871-best-graphics-card-for-under-200

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I always get so mad when graphics cards dont work. Especially when it it REQUIRED TO HAVE A OPREVIOUS GRAPHICS CARD TO INSTALL THE DRIVERS FOR THE R9 300 SERIES!! Also youll have to be prepared for graphics drivers failing, glitches, and artifacts appearing in benchmarks. The fury x is good from reviews online and drivers. But it looks like amd could care less about the r9 300 series becuase the msi r9 390 thats in my build is so glitchy and crashes too often would not recommend until AMD sorts the drivers out.

If you want proof heres another guy having the same problem here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOOhFR_vAvQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OvEEOWjhZ8

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

ASUS R7 370 OR EVGA GTX 960?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as it goes with competition amd really had a comeback with its new gpus the r9 390 is the best bang for the buck gpu ever. It's better than the GTX 980, or gtx 970. I highly recommend going with a gtx 960 instead of an r9 380 (4gb or 2gb) the 960 maxwell architecture still gets all those extra frames + dsr( dynamic super resulotion.

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

The reference cards look slightly German. +1

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Not that it actually maters. +1

  • 54 months ago
  • -1 points

Is the a real comparison? GTX 970 vs. R9 390

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

Yes it is. They both have very similar fps. The r9 390x shines more in 1440p when comparing to a 970

  • 54 months ago
  • -3 points

Much better off buying a used 290x over an overpriced 390x

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh wow, props for pointing that out. I was actually thinking of getting a 380 myself, of course the 4 GB edition. I just don't get why AMD would do that but, eh.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I have big hopes that the 380 is at least NOT disappointing. I just hope that the Fury series won't flop up either.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

They were added as soon as they were released on newegg and amazon. They just didn't bother to post it.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope i saw some sapphire 380 that didn't.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

No idea but if you want backplated card i suggest you buy one that comes with it.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

You are wrong it isn't AMD or NVIDIA's decision but partner's decision, they are only responsible for their reference design, take reference 980 ti as an example, it doesn't have backplate.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

if they match the standard card layout, there are third party ones you can get. from what i've seen sapphire has been putting a full plate through on the bottom of the card with the cooler mounting, to keep the card from sagging.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I Just Looked At The MSI R9 380 And It Has A BackPlate.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Besides,If The 380 Is Just A Rebranded 285,Just Look For A 285 Backplate.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah usually you can get them from the manufacturers.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 6 points

You're not my real dad!

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