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XFX Brings Out Numerous AMD R7, R9 300-Series Graphics Cards

With the release of the AMD R9 300 series of GPUs yesterday, many of AMD's board partners have released new graphics cards. XFX released seven new GPUs to represent it in the very competitive gaming market.

All of the new GPUs from XFX share similar basic features for cooling, power regulation, and software support. XFX's Ghost Thermal 3.0 technology utilizes a new optimized fin array and longer heatpipes to increase cooling efficiency, and you will note that all of the cards, with the exception of two low-end models, come with similar double dissipation coolers.

All of the cards also come equipped with additional heat sinks placed on the VRMs and memory modules to increase cooling performance. Last but not least, the graphics cards come with support for AMD's FreeSync technology, as well as compatibility with Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 and DirectX 12.

Enthusiast models naturally get some improved features and will utilize a metal back plate to further increase cooling performance and help protect the GPU. These cards also gain an enhanced power design with six power phases.

The two more unique cards in the group are the AMD Radeon R7 370 2 GB Core Edition and the AMD Radeon R7 360 Core Edition. These are the only two cards not to feature the Double Dissipation cooler, opting for a single fan design instead. Though the cooling performance of single-fan cards is typically reduced directly proportionally to dual-fan cards, it does help reduce the size of the overall card to fit into smaller form factor cases.

GPU and ModelChipsetCore CountCore SpeedvRAMvRAM SpeedBit InterfaceCoolerBack plate
AMD Radeon R9 390X Double Dissipation Black Edition (R9-390X-8DB6)Grenada XT28161090 MHz8 GB GDDR56000 MHz512Double DissipationYes
AMD Radeon R9 390X Double Dissipation Core Edition (R9-390X-F28M)Grenada XT28161090 MHz8 GB GDDR56000 MHz512Double DissipationYes
AMD Radeon R9 390 Double Dissipation Black Edition (R9-390P-8DB6)Grenada Pro25601050 MHz8 GB GDDR56000 MHz512Double DissipationYes
AMD Radeon R9 390 Double Dissipation Core Edition (R9-390P-8DF6)Grenada Pro25601015 MHz8 GB GDDR56000 MHz512Double DissipationYes
AMD Radeon R9 390 Double Dissipation Core Edition (R9-390A-8DFR)Grenada Pro25601000 MHz8 GB GDDR56000 MHz512Double DissipationYes
AMD Radeon R9 380 Double Dissipation (R9-380P-4DF5)Antiqua1792990 MHz4 GB GDDR55700 MHz256Double DissipationNo
AMD Radeon R9 380 Double Dissipation Black Edition (R9-380P-D22M)Antiqua1792990 MHz2 GB GDDR55800 MHz256Double DissipationNo
AMD Radeon R9 380 Double Dissipation (R9-380P-2DF5)Antiqua1792990 MHz2 GB GDDR55500 MHz256Double DissipationNo
AMD Radeon R7 370 Double Dissipation Black Edition (R7-370P-D22M)Trinidad10241040 MHz4 GB GDDR55800 MHz256Double DissipationNo
AMD Radeon R7 370 Double Dissipation (R7-370P-4DF5)Trinidad1024995 MHz4 GB GDDR55600 MHz256Double DissipationNo
AMD Radeon R7 370 Double Dissipation (R7-370B-CDFR)Trinidad10241050 MHz2 GB GDDR55600 MHz256Double DissipationNo
AMD Radeon R7 370 Double Dissipation Black Edition  (R7-370P-2DB5)Trinidad10241040 MHz2 GB GDDR55800 MHz256Double DissipationNo
AMD Radeon R7 370 Double Dissipation (R7-370P-2DFG)Trinidad1024995 MHz2 GB GDDR55600 MHz256Double DissipationNo
AMD Radeon R7 370 Core Edition Single Fan (R7-370P-2SF5)Trinidad1024995 MHz2 GB GDDR55600 MHz256Core Edition Single FanNo
AMD Radeon R7 360 Double Dissipation (R7-360B-CDFR)Tobago7681100 MHz2 GB GDDR56000 MHz128Double DissipationNo
AMD Radeon R7 360 Double Dissipation (R7-360P-2DF5)Tobago7681050 MHz2 GB GDDR56000 MHz128Double DissipationNo
AMD Radeon R7 360 Core Edition (R7-360P-2SF5)Tobago7681050 MHz2 GB GDDR56000 MHz128Core Edition Single FanNo

All of these graphics cards are now available from various online retailers.

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  • Larry Litmanen
    Question for Michael Justin Allen Sexton.

    Are you guys already testing Fury card or not, i know a lot of times you guys are under embargo not to publish specs until manufacturer allows it.
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  • Shankovich
    Release for Fury X is next week I believe, so expect reviews then. I know the R300's are re-brands but I don't get the heat AMD is getting over them on some of the other articles. Aside from GTX 900 series, nVidia and AMD always mix previous generations with new ones. Not just that, but all the R300 cards pretty much compete performance and price wise with their nVidia counterparts at target resolutions.

    Not being a fanboy here, just looking at the numbers from that other article that came out two days ago. Also keep in mind Maxwell has tier 1 and 2 DX 12, so none of the new cards on both sides have "full" support anyways.
    Reply
  • Mac266
    @Shankovich

    I think it's because the entire line up so far are rebrands. And that most are occupying the same place on the performance ladder that their counterparts do. Eg, 290x as 390x (+4GB VRAM)
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  • jimmysmitty
    16085725 said:
    Release for Fury X is next week I believe, so expect reviews then. I know the R300's are re-brands but I don't get the heat AMD is getting over them on some of the other articles. Aside from GTX 900 series, nVidia and AMD always mix previous generations with new ones. Not just that, but all the R300 cards pretty much compete performance and price wise with their nVidia counterparts at target resolutions.

    Not being a fanboy here, just looking at the numbers from that other article that came out two days ago. Also keep in mind Maxwell has tier 1 and 2 DX 12, so none of the new cards on both sides have "full" support anyways.

    Actually a GTX 980 will support DX FL_12.1 which is the top tier of DX12.

    That said, the rebrands are just disappointing because while Hawaii was ok it is old and not up to the task. As well they took a product that you could buy for $370 and priced it at $430. It really is not worth the cost and the only thing that will interest anyone other than a diehard AMD fan is the Fury lineup as that is new and should hopefully perform better.

    NVidia really needs good competition right now.
    Reply
  • Calculatron
    I have owned an XFX R9 280X Black Edition, and it was an overall great card. The only weakness was that the VRM cooling was not top notch. (It wasn't inferior, though!) While the VRM cooling was sufficient, it could have been improved, so I am glad to see that it was with the Ghost 3.0 cooling solution.
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  • IInuyasha74
    Question for Michael Justin Allen Sexton.

    Are you guys already testing Fury card or not, i know a lot of times you guys are under embargo not to publish specs until manufacturer allows it.
    Question for Michael Justin Allen Sexton.

    Are you guys already testing Fury card or not, i know a lot of times you guys are under embargo not to publish specs until manufacturer allows it.

    Hello Larry. I can't say much now, but we will have benchmarks and more info on those cards when the time comes. :)
    Reply
  • Shankovich
    16085725 said:
    Release for Fury X is next week I believe, so expect reviews then. I know the R300's are re-brands but I don't get the heat AMD is getting over them on some of the other articles. Aside from GTX 900 series, nVidia and AMD always mix previous generations with new ones. Not just that, but all the R300 cards pretty much compete performance and price wise with their nVidia counterparts at target resolutions.

    Not being a fanboy here, just looking at the numbers from that other article that came out two days ago. Also keep in mind Maxwell has tier 1 and 2 DX 12, so none of the new cards on both sides have "full" support anyways.

    Actually a GTX 980 will support DX FL_12.1 which is the top tier of DX12.

    That said, the rebrands are just disappointing because while Hawaii was ok it is old and not up to the task. As well they took a product that you could buy for $370 and priced it at $430. It really is not worth the cost and the only thing that will interest anyone other than a diehard AMD fan is the Fury lineup as that is new and should hopefully perform better.

    NVidia really needs good competition right now.

    Yes you're right about the 980 my bad. But then there are reviews like this http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/msi-radeon-r9-390x-gaming-8g-oc-review,16.html that make me wonder what all the fuss is about.
    Reply
  • Martell1977
    Is there a typo or is there really no difference between the 390X Black and Core Editions?

    I am saddened about all the rebrands. After the 285 was released I expected that, at the least, there would be some tweaks to any rebranded cards to try to get their efficiency under control.

    The Fury cards are very interesting, but out of my price range. I usually stick with cards ~$200. Guess I'll wait to see what the 400 series brings....if I don't end up getting an nVidia card first.
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  • AS118
    Very nice looking! I especially like the backplates on the 390's. I usually prefer Sapphire, but XFX has killed it on the design this time.
    Reply
  • Womble999
    XFX did not release 7 new GPUs. They released 7 new graphics cards with GPUs on them. Is it so hard to get this right?
    Reply