AMD R9 380X announced, designed to outperform the competition in 1440P gaming
It is not always that we have a new tech product at this time of the year when the holiday shopping is just about to begin but AMD is releasing a brand new gaming graphics card that is designed to be the best of both worlds. The new Radeon R9 380X fills the price gap in between GTX 960 which is priced at $190 and the GTX 970 at $320.
At it's core, the R9 380X comes with a fully decked out Tonga core with 2,048 stream processor and a boost clock of 970MHz on the reference model. Besides that, there is also 4GB of GDDR5 memory, a 256-bit wide memory bus, a 190w TDP that takes power from dual 8-pin connectors and DirectX 12 support.
But specs aside, AMD is marketing the R9-380X as a graphics card that is designed to run games at 1440P. Not a conventional marketing tagline but this new graphics card performs marginally better compared to cards from competitors (and by competitors, I mean Nvidia) in the same price range.
With it's $229 (~MYR 988) price tag, AMD might have just got themselves a pretty compelling graphics card here. It might not be as powerful as the Tahiti cards but not everyone out there has a 4k monitor and 1440p is pretty common in gaming setups. Not to mention that AMD is releasing this card during the week before the holiday shopping starts (black friday).