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Get your first look at AMD’s new flagship GPU

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There have been numerous leaks, mock-ups and renders of what AMD’s upcoming Fiji line of cards might look like, with the R390X unsurprisingly claiming the majority of interest. AMD is expected to reveal these new cards at Computex next week – although it seems like a lucky few already have their hands on the card. And they’re taking some photos.

From a rather odd source, the second picture of what looks to be the R390X has surfaced on Twitter. Johan Andersson, the technical director over at Electronic Arts, shared a picture of a brand new piece of beautiful tech over his Twitter profile – thanking AMD for a “seriously impressive” graphics card.

Now there’s no way to confirm whether this is AMD’s new flagship GPU (though it very, very probably is), but it probably wouldn’t be an extreme stretch of the imagination to suggest so. Whatever it is, I will admit that it’s looking rather gorgeous. The brushed finish and what’s made to look like a rubberised backplate give the card a premium look – although it’s the mightier core clocks and High Bandwidth Memory that’s really going to give it a worthy price tag. The R390X is also suspected to have reference liquid cooling.

The coming weeks are set to be incredibly interesting in the PC gaming sphere, as AMD finally reveals their answer to Nvidia’s Maxwell line. Nividia, on the other hand, might have their own fair share of surprises in store too.

Last Updated: May 25, 2015

35 Comments

  1. WOW, HBM is going to be a game changer for AMD

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    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 25, 2015 at 09:44

      Aye, I agree

      Reply

  2. Victor "Vicky" Moolman

    May 25, 2015 at 09:39

  3. PointMan

    May 25, 2015 at 09:39

    O look a card I won’t be getting, AMD’s driver shenanigans has really put me off the brand. Come next upgrade i’ll be switching to the green team.

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    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 25, 2015 at 09:44

      What driver shenanigans?

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      • PointMan

        May 25, 2015 at 09:45

        See Edit

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        • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

          May 25, 2015 at 09:54

          Witcher runs Ultra just fine for me with the release drivers. I have never bothered to install Beta drivers unless I really have to.

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          • PointMan

            May 25, 2015 at 10:09

            Your’re lucky then, im running and i5-2500, 16Gb DDR3 1866 Ram, R9 280X and the game is installed on a SSD. I should be able to run High or Medium High with no issues.

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 25, 2015 at 10:13

            I think you may be unlucky as I know 3 other R9 series gamers who also have no issues (except one guy but his card was a dud it turns out).

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 25, 2015 at 10:22

            I see your problem.

            Intel CPU

          • Matthew Holliday

            May 25, 2015 at 10:25

            probably your cpu, im running an i5 4690 and i sometimes feel like thats holding me back.
            i might just be paranoid though…

          • PointMan

            May 25, 2015 at 11:15

            My CPU is a bit dated yes but, it’s running nowhere near 100% usage.

          • rp1367

            May 26, 2015 at 06:24

            You need an AMD cpu not Intel. Get FX 6300 or FX8370LE or FX 8350 you will be surprised.

          • Uberutang

            May 25, 2015 at 10:42

            Saw same system but with a 970… ULTRA all. (And fyi the sandies only go up to 1600mhz 🙁 )

          • Matthew Holliday

            May 25, 2015 at 11:20

            pretty much the same system with a 970 aswell, but im running it at medium-high.
            do you get a stable 60fps on ultra? or are you willing to drop to 30fps at ultra?

          • Uberutang

            May 25, 2015 at 11:26

            Never! 60FPS or GTFO.

            He was running teh 2500k at around 4.6ghz if that would matter (and SSD>?)

          • Matthew Holliday

            May 25, 2015 at 11:35

            weird, pretty much the same rig, but im dropping stuff down.

        • Viorel

          May 26, 2015 at 11:36

          lol. 2500k is NOT a bottleneck for any game. maybe if you’re running games at 4K…

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    • Anonymous

      May 25, 2015 at 10:17

      running Witcher 3 on all relevant settings on highest… some are turned off down because they make no visible difference and hairwork is completely broken, you can thank Nvidia for that… also, even a 290 gets better performance than a 780ti and let’s not even talk about even older Nvidia cards… unless you’re always running the newest Nvidia card, you’ll get no support and low performance

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      • Matthew Holliday

        May 25, 2015 at 10:23

        latest patch fixed hairworks btw.

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    • Teddypig

      May 25, 2015 at 13:19

      “O look a card I won’t be getting, AMD’s driver shenanigans has really put me off the brand”

      Amen brother, Amen. I am running two 7970 in SLI it’s either the drivers go wonky or the SLI driver goes nuts. It’s frigging constant problems from them. The whole SLI thing was a big joke… I am sticking to Nvidia and just buying one card enough of this crap.

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      • Renzoe

        May 25, 2015 at 18:45

        I’m running 7950 in crossfire,post processing everything is off except aa,vignetting,and ao.Graphics all setting on high except foliage is on low Nvidia crapworks off getting between 50 and 67 fps without an amd driver!!!

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        • Teddypig

          May 25, 2015 at 19:13

          I did not imply Nvidia does not have it’s own set of problems or even some of the same ones. BUT… I am tired of reconfiguring the damn sound everytime we upgrade it seems AMD likes to mess with configurations. I am tired of them treating Crossfire/SLI as a seperately handled driver and not packaging the whole kit and kaboodle together like normal people would.

          Anyway after the delays to support so many triple A games lately and the whole Crossfire/SLI not really feeling like it is worth the money and frankly I feel ripped off by them. I am going to try something else for a while. If AMD works for you great, I obviously do not have the time to put up with the constant fail of AMD.

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    • rp1367

      May 26, 2015 at 06:21

      Another obvious Nvidia sucker. Cry..

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  4. Hammersteyn

    May 25, 2015 at 09:40

    You know what else Fiji are good at? Sevens rugby
    *Looks at @LlewellynCrossley:disqus

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    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 25, 2015 at 09:44

      First you are for him, and now you are against him?

      WHO ARRRR YOU MAN?

      😛

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 25, 2015 at 09:53

        The world, I want to see it burn. Also RED TEAM!

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    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 25, 2015 at 10:10

      *is

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  5. SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

    May 25, 2015 at 09:50

    Ooooooooooh baby. I want that AMD inside… my PC….

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 25, 2015 at 09:57

      O_o

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  6. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    May 25, 2015 at 10:02

    But can it run Hairworks?

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    • Uberutang

      May 25, 2015 at 10:43

      TRESFX!

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  7. WitWolfy

    May 25, 2015 at 10:49

    *PLUGS in GPU… GETS LOADSHEDDING thanks to massive power consumption. Just like any other AMD product.*

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  8. Judge_Chip

    May 25, 2015 at 18:57

    4K lame HBM1 is no game changer to 28nm GPUs, HBM2 will help change the game in the next process node. Limited to 4GB and glued to a Hot running old Tonga GPU that is Not memory constrained is a marketing gimmick that’s not needed for old rebranded GPU built on years old 28nm process. This is a costly desperate AMD gamble since they needed a new more efficient core more that new memory that only limited to 4GB and not 4K future proof.

    High overclocked Maxwell 980s TitanX and upcoming 980Ti will beat AMD’s hot watt wasting rebranded Tonga like a pinata.

    GTX 980 Hybrid

    The water cooled nature of this card has other tertiary benefits as
    well. While EVGA doesn’t unlock anything spectacular for overclockers
    (+87mV and +25% for the voltage and Power Limit respectively), our
    sample hit some impressive levels, running at 1620MHz for hours on end
    without the smallest hiccup. As you can imagine, the card is also very,
    very quiet due to the 120mm fan running alongside the low-RPM blower.

    There are so many positive points about the EVGA GTX 980 Hybrid that its
    potential downfalls may be overlooked. From a compatibility
    standpoint, there shouldn’t be any problem getting this card to fit into
    nearly any case on the market. However, any system that’s already been
    equipped with an All in One cooler may find itself with some
    limitations when installing the Hybrid since there are only so many
    accessible 120mm ports on some cases.

    With the GTX 980 Hybrid, EVGA has created an awesome graphics card that
    performs at an extremely high level, runs cool, grants acoustic-minded
    individuals a quiet environment and provides an impressive amount of
    overclocking headroom. It may not be able to perform up to the level of
    a TITAN X, EVGA’s iteration costs significantly less while still
    delivering some of the highest framerates around. What more is there to
    ask for?

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  9. Remi St Clair Abrahams

    May 26, 2015 at 13:48

    More like “First look at its corner”. Excited, nevertheless

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