Posts Tagged ‘AMD Radeon R9 390


Here are the official specifications of the new AMD Radeon 300 Series GPUs that should start appearing on the market any moment now, as expected they are essentially re-branded 200 Series GPUs. The more disappointing thing however is that specification wise and even price wise they are the same as their 200 Series counterparts, aside from a bit higher clocks maybe and possibly a bit lower power usage achieved with some optimizations of the manufacturing process. The new 300 Series GPUs come with the same amount of Stream Processors, the same number of TMUs and ROPs, even with the same memory bus width… so essentially we are getting pretty much the same thing, but with a new name and as a new product. So the AMD Radeon R9 390X is essentially an 8 GB version of AMD Radeon R9 290X, the AMD Radeon R9 390 is AMD Radeon R9 290 with 8GB VRAM, the AMD Radeon R9 380 is essentially an AMD Radeon R9 285, the AMD Radeon R7 370 is AMD Radeon R7 265 and the AMD Radeon R7 360 is essentially an AMD Radeon R7 260. Disappointing? Well we are, because we expected to actually see some more improvements that could actually lead to increase in performance, other than what you can do by overclocking the older GPUs yourself. So do not expect to get much different hashrate from these “new” AMD Radeon 300 Series GPUs for crypto mining…


Then comes the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X, based on the new Fiji GPU with HBM Technology – the only actually new GPU coming from AMD this time. With it we are getting a new smaller, but powerful video card with 4096 Stream Processors and efficient and silent water cooling. What we expect from this new GPU from AMD is to offer crypto currency mining performance that is very close to that of the recently introduced Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti, and the price also seems to be the same. However the integrated water cooling of the AMD Fury X cards that is more silent and more effective than traditional air cooling solutions is making it the ore attractive choice for GPU mining needs. Of course we need to see how the new GPU will actually perform, but as we’ve already said our expectations are for very similar performance to that of the GTX 980 Ti. So if you are looking for new high-end GPUs from AMD to use for building GPU-based crypto currency mining rigs, than the Fury X could be a good choice, unlike the “new” 300 Series that are actually nothing new.