AMD Radeon R9 380 GPU Spotted In HP ENVY Tower

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ammaross

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The '390' may be reserved for a Radeon version of a "Titan." Using an "X" for a mid-cycle refresh, rather than a R9 285 or the like with the current cards sounds like a good idea. Now if I could just get the "if only" out of my head whenever I hear good naming schemes like that....

Judging from the drop in the SLI article about a "next gen Radeon" for the Crossfire followup article, I'd be willing to assume "we expect to see its release to the public in the near future" and such is the NDA canary of "we so want to tell you it's launching next week!" or thereabouts. ;)
 

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So just because the "380" competes against the 980, AMD doesn't likely have anything better to offer ? The current gen 280 range represents upper mid range/low end enthusiast. I find it highly unlikely that AMD would completely abandon it's naming strategy in which the current gen offers 5 cards above the R9-280 mark with the 280X, 285, 290, 290X, 295X2. Then to call their upcoming flagship card the R9-380 is going to send some seriously mixed signals and hurt sales. This is either inaccurate (most likely) or AMD is packing some serious fire power with the R9-3XX stuff and are going to blow the current gen NV stuff out of the water (less likely, but possible)
 

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Hope the R9 380 will be more then just a rebranded R9 280!!!
The R9 380 will likely be the R9 290 rebranded while the R9 380X will most likely be the R9 290X rebranded, much like the 280/280X were the HD7950/7970 rebranded.

The 390/390X are the only ones that are supposed to be new, again just like the 290/290X were the only new GPUs from their generation.

Of course they could decide to rename them and make the R9 380 the top of the line but that is too soon to switch again and I doubt it.
 

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I wonder if the "A" prefix signifies that the GPU is soldered onto the motherboard? Since they seem to be on AIO systems, that could make some sense, I guess.
 
Hope the R9 380 will be more then just a rebranded R9 280!!!
While it's likely that there will be some rebadging, I don't think the 380 or above will be. Will likely be the R9 285 rebadged as a 370 or 360, depending on where they fall in the new performance hierarchy. If the options are GF980 or R9 380, it has to be something different. Considering that AMD has released the 285 that is a refinement of GCN, I would expect/hope that the 3XX series will be be at least a further refined version of that.
 

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I am still looking for a GPU upgrade from the 7970 in my laptop..... I want to know about the mobile version of this new GPU.
 

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There is no guarantee that any of the 3xx series cards will be rebranded 2xx series cards. As with any rumors, take it with a grain of salt.

http://wccftech.com/amd-r9-300-series-not-rebrands/
I'd bet money at least some of them are rebrands. But if that comes with a price drop as they move down the stack... then I don't mind. End result is that you still get more performance for the money. Same thing has been done for ages now. :D
 

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I think a whole new line-up of cards depends on 2 things. Die Shrink or Architecture change. Without either, there is no point in making an entirely new GPU based on the same architecture and process node.
 

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From Vediocardz:

"AMD Radeon R7 A330 and A360

HP also revealed new mobile Radeon graphics cards. If you’re confused why are these called A300 rather than M300, then let me explain that A300 series are simply based on PCI-Express, while most M300 cards are designed in MXM format.

Both cards are not exactly the best representatives of high-end gaming experience, but at least A360 has 4GB memory on board."

I think they will all be re-brands except for the new Fiji core, just my opinion.
 

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I hope they drop the X nomenclature, it's very confusing to people who don't follow GPUs. a 285 is clearly better than a 280, but a 280x? Is that better or worse? nearly the same? It's confusing.
 

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I've read in many places the r9 370 and below will be rebrands of current cards, the 370 most likely being a rebrand of r9 290 according to a few rumours i've heard.

r9 380 and up are rumoured to feature HBM memory and should have the same performance gap seen when we first started switching to gddr5 memory from ddr3.
 

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I realy can't see the R9 290 being rebranded as a R9 370. Seems to be a little bit extreme to me. I could see the R9 280's be rebranded as the R9 370.
 
I realy can't see the R9 290 being rebranded as a R9 370. Seems to be a little bit extreme to me. I could see the R9 280's be rebranded as the R9 370.
I suspect the 380s will be Hawaii/Tonga hybrids -- the 370s likely Tonga with new memory controller / possibly more vRAMs. But how much RAMs can a $200 price point stand?

That leaves the 390s --- first run this Summer with HBM1. Second shot with HBM2 arriving for the holidays...

 
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