AMD Radeon 370X to Feature 1280 Stream Processors

AMD’s Radeon 300 graphics card series, launched back in June, is about to get a new addition to the family, and we have news about the forthcoming Radeon 370X, thanks to a leaked screenshot of its specifications.

We don’t yet know for sure whether the new AMD Radeon 370X will be associated with the R7 or R9 series; while the model down – the Radeon 370 – is part of the R7 series, and it was assumed that the 370X would belong to the same family, a leaked GPU-Z screenshot, courtesy of Expreview, points to the card being an R9, and potentially a Radeon R9 270X rebrand.

Like the 270X, the 370X has 2GB GDDR5 memory across a 256-bit interface, similar clocks, and also sporting 1280 Stream Cores. The two cards even share the same Device ID. The only notable difference between the pair is a BIOS revision.

The 370X is the latest iteration of the Pitcairn graphics processor, which made its debut in 2012. With the launch of the Radeon 300 series, the GPU was rebranded as Trinidad, after previously carrying the name Curacao during the Radeon 200 generation.

It has been rumoured that the Radeon R9 370X could hit the shelves in the next two weeks, just in time to compete against the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950.

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4K 21.5-Inch Apple iMac Could be Coming This Autumn

9to5Mac, a site that specialises in reporting the latest news and rumours regarding Apple products, may have found evidence that a new 21.5-Inch iMac is on its way – the first update to the series in nearly two years – featuring a 4K display. After digging into the latest release of OS X El Capitan beta, Apple’s successor to Yosemite, 9to5Mac found support for an as-yet non-existent 4096×2304 resolution Apple Retina display.

“Likely destined for a refreshed version of the 21.5-inch iMac, which currently does not have a Retina display, the new El Capitan beta references Mac support for a new 4096 x 2304 resolution Apple-made display panel,” says Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac.

The listings refer to other supported hardware, including Iris Pro 6200, which is Intel’s new Broadwell-integrated graphic chipset – launched earlier this month but not in use in any current iMac iterations – which would certainly be suitable for powering a 4K display. Below that, further reference is made to four of AMD’s new Radeon R9 processors – the M380, M390, M395, and M395X models – which may also feature in the new machine.

BGR has taken this revelation and ran with it, suggesting that a new 4K 21.5-Inch iMac could be hitting stores this Autumn, a common time of year for new Apple desktop releases.

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Two New Radeon R9 270X royalQueens Announced By Club 3D

Club 3D has announced two new additions to its PokerSeries graphic cards, a couple of royalQueens Radeon R9 270X. What’s so special about the R9 series is its outstanding gaming performance from 1080p all the way up to 4K Ultra High Definition resolution, as well as its supreme performance in terms of GPU technology.

The Club 3D Radeon R9 270X royalQueens are said to come with 2 GB or 4 GB GGDR5 memory running at 5600 MHz, while having a 256-bit bandwidth with approximately 1080 MHz GPU speed. It runs on a Curacao XT GPU chipset having 1280 streaming processors and has the 3D API fully equipped with the latest DirectX 11.2, OpenGL 4.2 and OpenCL 1.2. The back of the card also reveals two 6-pin PCI power connectors, as expected for a Radeon R9 graphics card.

In terms of connectivity, it has two DVI outputs, one Single-Link and one Dual-Link, one HDMI v1.4a, and one DisplayPort v1.2. With the PCIe 3.0 technology and AMD Eyefinity, it is able to create quite a nice 4 monitor setup to enjoy all your game titles on. Also, taking a look at the cooling system, we can see a CoolStream dual-fan cooler which is said to keep GPU temperatures even lower than before while operating at near-silent.

An exact price for the Radeon R9 270X graphic cards has not yet been revealed, but Club3D points it out at a price range of around $200 / € 150 excl. VAT.

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Radeon R9 270X Dual-X 4GB Graphics Card Unveiled By Sapphire

Sapphire has just unveiled a new variant of its R9 270X GPU, namely the new R9 270X Dual-X 4GB GPU, which features the same specifications of its previous counterpart, except the new 4GB model features double the RAM (obviously). Sapphire says that they have updated the card with 4GB of RAM to meet Battlefield 4 recommended specs, although I have yet to find an optimized game that requires more than 2GB.

The R9 270X Dual-X 4GB features 4GB of GDDR5 RAM that has been clocked in at 5.6GHz across a 256-bit wide interface and is capable of cranking out a bandwidth of 179GB/s. The card is a non-reference design, and features Sapphire’s Dual-X cooling solution which helps the card remain budget friendly while managing to keep things cool. The new card is expected to retail between $220 / €161 / £135 and $230 / €169 / £141.

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Radeon R9 290 Series Double Dissipation Released By XFX

XFX rolled out its first non-reference design Radeon R9 290 series graphics cards, the Radeon R9 290X Double Dissipation (model: R9-290X-EDFD), and the R9 290 Double Dissipation (model: R9-290A-EDFD).

Both Radeon R9 290X DD and R9 290 DD look exactly the same. The difference lays under the clocks, the difference is also quite disappointing as most would think. XFX did not overclock these cards, so they come with default clocks: 947 and 1000 MHz. The cards however are fully custom-built. They feature something known as XFactor, which stands for Solid Capacitors, Ferrite Core Chokes and Dust-Free IP-5X Fan. At this point we don’t know how modified is the board of these cards (I expect PCB to be the same for both Hawaii PRO and XT).

XFX also released a teaser with an illuminating logo. I’m not sure if this is actually a new feature, because XFX does not mention that in their overview, but it does look different than R9 280X cooling system so this has to be a glowing thing.

Unfortunately XFX equipped both cards with default power connectors (6+8pin). No price and availability date were mentioned. Personally I think this is one of the best looking R9 290X on the market, so it’s definitely worth a wait.

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VTX3D Rolls Out R9 270 X-Edition with Dual Fan Cooling Design

VTX3D launched its own design edition of R9 series, the VTX3D R9 270 X-Edition. The new R9 270 X-Edition is packed with dual fan cooling design and quality power kit, delivering exceptional performance and ultimate gaming experience.

The R9 270 X-Edition has 930 MHz core speed, 30 MHz higher than reference design and can reach to 955 MHz with boost, offering a great deal of gaming performance. The new model is fitted with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory connected via 256 bit memory interface, delivering the astonishing and breathtaking gaming experience to the enthusiasts.

The R9 270 X-Edition is packed with quality power kit, which includes Multi Phase Design, Ferrite Core Choke, PowerPAK SO-8 and Solid Capacitor, enhancing the stability at overclocked model. What is more, the new model has equipped with dual fan cooling design, which uses dual 80mm fans, 3 pieces of U-shape copper heat pipes and wide range of unique aluminum fin, successful reduction of operating temperature and maintain quiet operating environment.

Features:

  • Video Memory: 2GB GDDR5
  • Memory Interface: 256bit
  • DirectX® Support: 11.2
  • Bus Standard: PCI Express 3.0
  • Core Speed: 930MHz (955MHz Boost)
  • Memory Speed: 1400MHz(5.6Gbps)
  • DVI Output: DL-DVI-I
  • HDMI Support: Yes
  • DisplayPort Support: Yes
  • Minimum System Power Requirement: 500W

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’14Series Graphic Cards Announced By Club 3D

The first ’13Series was introduced by Club3D as an addition to the PokerSeries gaming cards. They were stripped of all bundles and the ‘light’ retail package was aimed for system integrators. But consumers also saw an advantage in this deal, having all bundles stripped and the price considerably low, it was perfect for users who were looking for an upgrade or a second card for their rig.

Now Club 3D announces a new and improved ’14Series, with better performance improvements. The first video cards from the Club 3D ’14Series will be the Radeon R9 270 and 270X, and should be an affordable product for PC users and gamers looking for a full-HD 1080p gaming experience.


Club 3D Radeon R9 270 specs:

  • 1280 stream processors
  • Up to 955MHz clock speed
  • 2048MB GDDR5 memory @ 5600MHz
  • TDP of 150 watts
  • Fitted with quiet high-performance CoolStream cooler
  • Will benefit from AMD Mantle technology

Club 3D Radeon R9 270X specs:

  • 1280 stream processors
  • Up to 1080MHz clock speed
  • 2048MB GDDR5 memory @ 5600MHz
  • TDP of 175 watts
  • Fitted with Coolstream cooler
  • Eyefinity 4 capable

If you are interested in more details, you can go to Club3D’s official website for more information about the ’14Series Radeon R9 270X and 270.

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Koolance Radeon R9 290X Water Block Released

Koolance has announced its own Radeon R9 290X-compatible full-cover water block, the VID-AR290X. Based on nickel-plated copper with clear acrylic and opaque acetal covers, the new VID-AR290X water block is designed to keep the chips (GPU, memory and the VRM) at a reasonable temperature for overclockers to play around with it and push their cards to the limit.

With the R9 290 chipset we are most likely looking at the same PCB design, the VID-AR290X water block from Koolance should be compatible with that graphics card as well. Featuring nickel-plated copper primary block, nickel-plated brass fittings and stainless steel bolts as well as the clear acrylic and opaque acetal covers, the new VID-AR290X will also feature micro-fin lattice of the GPU are which should improve heat dissipation as well as support for standard G 1/4 BSPP fitting threading.

A price for the Koolance VID-AR290X has been set at $129.99 / €97 / £81, a reasonable price for overclockers out there looking to test their skills and fiddle with their cards more than an air cooling system permits.

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Radeon R9 290 OC Announced By PowerColor

TUL Corporation (Technology Unlimited) announced another PowerColor choice of the R9 series for hardcore gamers, the PowerColor R9 290 OC. Based on the brand new “Hawaii” GPU, the R9 290 offers gamers latest DirectX 11.2 support, delivering fierce performance and revolutionary intelligence. Meanwhile, users are available to experience 4K ultra resolution gaming now without sacrificing a single detail.

The PowerColor R9 290 OC is built with AMD “Hawaii” GPU, which utilizes the latest GCN architecture, and has 2560 stream processors, providing the best performance without compromise. Also, The R9 290 OC use the highest standard memory with 4 GB of GDDR5, clocked at 975 MHz core, 30 MHz above reference board, together with 1200 MHz memory clocks, offering gamers an immediate framerate gain. Furthermore, sharing the same memory interface, 512-bit, with R9 290X, successfully tackles demanding games titles without effort.

The AMD TrueAudio technology and Mantle play an important roles with the release of R9 290 OC. The AMD TrueAudio technology is the first discrete GPU featuring programmable audio pipeline, delivering a unique audio user experience on PCs. With Mantle support, game developers can get the unparalleled access to the GPU core, and bring a brand new way of looking at the world of digital gaming. To enable higher performance and more power efficiency, the PowerColor R9 290 OC supports AMD PowerTune technology, performing intelligent assessment of the GPU’s real-time power draw.

PowerColor R9 290 OC technical details:

  • Core Speed: 975 MHz
  • Memory Speed: 1250 MHz (5.0 Gbps)
  • Memory: 4 GB GDDR5
  • Memory Interface: 512 bit
  • Eyefinity: Yes
  • DirectX: 11.2
  • CrossFire: Yes
  • Output: DL DVI-D / DL DVI-D / HDMI / DP

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