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R9 390X Confirmed Rebrand
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http://www.techpowerup.com/213455/radeon...brand.html
No surprise.
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(06-15-2015, 10:39 AM)SteelCrysis Wrote: http://www.techpowerup.com/213455/radeon...brand.html
No surprise.

Gosh, do you think they'll sell better as 390Xs than they have been as 290Xs?

Selling two year old parts usually isn't the path to success in the tech world. (especially re-packaged and at a higher price)
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#3
The hope to fool people into buying hawaii........

man though, read the comments. I never seen such a high percentage of anti AMD post. It is actually about even with their marketshare. 8 anti AMD for every 2 positive

They aint gonna be able to get enough advocates/red team plus/(whatever they call them next) to gloss this one over. Even their real fans feel shafted.......well the non vested ones anyway
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(06-16-2015, 06:56 AM)ocre Wrote: The hope to fool people into buying hawaii........

man though, read the comments.  I never seen such a high percentage of anti AMD post.  It is actually about even with their marketshare.  8 anti AMD for every 2 positive

They aint gonna be able to get enough advocates/red team plus/(whatever they call them next) to gloss this one over.  Even their real fans feel shafted.......well the non vested ones anyway

Tomorrow is shaping up to be pretty brutal.

What if they can't release Fury tomorrow, only "390X"? It will be a blood bath, they'll be crucified.
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#5
Crucifying has begun: http://videocardz.com/56496/amd-radeon-r...livestream
R9 390X announced at USD 430.
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(06-16-2015, 10:23 PM)SteelCrysis Wrote: Crucifying has begun: http://videocardz.com/56496/amd-radeon-r...livestream
R9 390X announced at USD 430.

As noted in the other thread, soft launch = chip not done.

Either yields of last batch too low, or had to be re-spun to match unexpected 980Ti level of competition.

It's really got to suck being AMD. Shoestring budgets and up against competitors who can buy you with cash. (in intel's case probably 50X over)
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#7
http://www.maximumpc.com/sapphire-amd-tr...0x-review/
Tri-X cooler, the best air cooler the 200 series had, is at its limits.
Quote: The big problem here is that focusing purely on performance is missing the forest for the trees. Yes, AMD’s 18 month old design can still compete with Nvidia’s newer GTX 980, but even after overclocking, the GTX 980 is still going to use far less power than the stock R9 390X. And just to be clear, the GTX 980 can typically hit 15–20 percent overclocks, which puts it firmly ahead of the R9 390X.

As for the Tri-X, Sapphire’s inclusion of two 8-pin connectors is probably more than is strictly necessary, and we only managed 120/100MHz overclocks. Even with only a moderate overclock, we had to boost the fan speeds to keep the card stable, which made the Tri-X pretty loud. It behaves a lot better at stock settings, where it’s much quieter than our old R9 290X blowers. In other words, while the sheer power of a muscle car can really sound impressive, when it gets beat regularly by a smaller car with better handling it loses some of its glamor.

Toss in the fact that we know AMD’s Fury X is coming out next week, with promises of the standard Fury and the Fury Nano due later this summer. Even AMD knows R9 390X is a stop-gap solution, as they’re already bragging how the Fury Nano will deliver twice the performance per watt as the R9 290X. So if you haven’t already purchased an R9 290X, this is a tough sell, even with twice the memory.

From a performance standpoint at stock speeds, the 390X is a slightly better card than the GTX 980 for 4K gaming, and it costs less as a bonus, but if you’re really serious about 4K gaming you should look at the GeForce GTX 980 Ti. Yes, it costs 40 percent more, but it also delivers 25 percent better performance, which is pretty impressive scaling at the top of the performance pile. And if you simply don’t want to play for team green, we still recommend waiting to see what the Fury X brings to the table.
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