Confirmed: AMD Radeon R9 380X Will be Priced at $250 US
Rumors surrounding the AMD R9 380X have been making rounds for months, and just the other day, we finally got our first look at the upcoming graphics card. While most of the key features and price of the card have already been revealed in the recent rumors, it seems that those rumors were pretty accurate regarding the latter at least.
According to a VisionTek ad, the Radeon R9 380X will come with a price tag of $250 US, as predicted before. With this price, the Antigua XT GPU based card fits well between the R9 380 ($179 US) and R9 390 ($300 US). The card will fare against Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 960 and GTX 970, but Team Green is expected to hit back with its 960 Ti.
VisionTek ad notes that their factory overclocked graphics card is designed to play the most demanding games at the highest quality, thanks to VSR. Further, the R9 380X comes with GCN improvements including AMD LiquidVR, AMD Eyefinity, Color Compression and Asynchronous compute capability plus support for the next-gen DirectX 12 API.
Built on the latest GCN 1.2 iteration, the R9 380X has 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM with 256-bit bus interface as well as packs 2048 steam processors with 32 compute units, 128 texture mapping units (TMUs), and 32 raster operation units (ROPS).
The card is expected to launch within the next week.
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