MSI Outs LITE Editions of Radeon R9 380 Gaming 4G and R9 390 Gaming 8G
MSI has unveiled their LITE edition (LE) of Radeon R9 Gaming 380 and 390 graphics cards. Both SKUs integrate a custom PCB and Military Class 4 components, along with the next-gen Twin Frozr V thermal design.
The MSI Radeon R9 380 GAMING LE 4G is based on the GPU Antigua with 1792 shader processors. On the memory side, the card packs 4GB GDDR5 VRAM across a 256-bit interface. The memory frequency is 5700 MHz while the GPU frequency is clocked at 970 MHz.
The MSI Radeon R9 390 GAMING LE 8G, on the other hand, is based on the GPU Grenada Pro with 2560 shader processors. On the memory side, the card packs 8GB GDDR5 VRAM configured at 512-bit interface. The GPU operates at core frequency of 1010 MHz with the memory frequency 5700 MHz.
Further, both LE versions from MSI support the latest DirectX 12 API, OpenGL 4.4 and AMD’s CrossFire as well as Eyefinity technologies. Video outputs include dual-DVI-I, one HDMI and one DisplayPort.
MSI has drastically reduced power consumption on LITE editions, with the R9 390 only rated at a 208 Watt TDP. Pricing details for these reference cards are not announced yet.
Gohar is the lead editor at TechFrag. He has a wide range of interests when it comes to tech but he's currently spending a big chunk of his time writing about privacy, cyber security, and anything policy related.