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Details on Some of AMD's New GPUs

Category: Video Cards
Posted: October 8, 2013 01:26PM
Author: Prunes

Specifications on five of AMD's next generation GPUs have been made public and the figures looks interesting. The details on the R9 290X and 290 are still under NDAs, but I will keep you informed as soon as they are revealed. The cards in question are the R9 280X, R9 270X, R7 260X, R7 250, and R7 240. All of these cards use PCI-Express 3.0, and support DirectX 11.2, OpenGL 4.3, and Mantle. These cards look like they might give NVIDIA some restless nights, and the top tier cards still have to be revealed. Below is a table with what is currently known about the cards.

Model Stream Processors Core Clock Compute Performance Memory Config. Memory speed Power Connectors TDP Price
R9 280X 2,048 1 GHz 4.1 TFLOPS 3 GB GDDR5 384-bit 6 Gbps 1 x 6-pin and 1 x 8-pin 250 W $299
R9 270 1,280 1.05 GHz 2.69 TFLOPS 2/4 GB GDDR 5 256-bit 5.6 Gbps 2 x 6-pin 180 W $199
R7 260X 896 1.1 GHz 1.97 TFLOPS 2 GB GDDR5 128-bit 6.5 Gbps 1 x 6-pin 115 W $139
R7 250 384 1.05 GHz 806 GFLOPS 1/2 GB GDDR5 128-bit 4.6 Gbps None required 65 W N/A
R7 240 320 780 MHz 499 GFLOPS 1/2 GB GDDR5 128-bit 4.6 Gbps None required 30 W N/A

Source: MaximumPC



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WarWeeny on October 8, 2013 01:38PM
all these cards are re-brands of existing cards, no new architecture or anything fancy like that, the only difference is that some cards run on higher clock speeds than the previous counterparts (r9 280x = 7970ghz re-brand 270 = 7870 re-brand and so forth) i don't get my hopes up for the newer architectures to be honest, but we will see what the outcome of that battle is soon enough.

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