The specs of the R9 390x have been floating around for some time now, the first of which appeared around March with HBM rumors. Now, a new picture of an unknown AMD GPU has surfaced on twitter from @repi’s account.
This is quite surprising that AMD would let any information go about the upcoming R9 300 series, and it says a lot about the hype they are aiming for with the release of the R9 390X and the rest of the lineup.
From a marketing standpoint, this is quite the jump to get visibility & publicity. And this strategy has worked well for AMD, generating half a dozen news articles or more (akin to this one) and on top of which, spurring all kinds of new discussion of AMD products, future products and news.
— Johan Andersson (@repi) May 22, 2015
This means one of two things: either AMD has something really special up their sleeves- or they have something not so special that they are trying to push the price point of. The more likely of the two options is that AMD is teasing the incredible performance that the R9 300 series will have. With the inclusion of technologies like HBM, the R9 390X will more than likely be a “Titan Killer” much like the R9 200 series has been branded to this point.
Since the R9 390X has rumored to be at a price of between $729 and $950, with up to 8 GB of HBM memory, and some versions to be sporting water cooling, the 390X is looking like it will be one monster of a GPU! Hopefully the performance of the R9 390X will match, or even surpass that of the Titan X so that AMD will once again have a truly high-end single GPU solution- rather than only having multi-GPU solutions being AMD’s truly high-end contenders. That and if the price of the 390X is well-placed, Nvidia and AMD will once again be competing, which is always good for the consumer!
What do you think? Is the 390X going to be epic? Or another volcano of a GPU? Let us know in the comments down below!