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AMD Radeon R9 / R7 300 Series Released

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philip June 21, 2015

AMD Radeon R9 and R7 300 series video cards are now available for purchase. We're adding in all the cards as they become available on retail.


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Erolian 6 points 34 months ago

Hold your wallets gents!! The Fury X is not here yet!

See This Article from AnandTech for a full review on these new cards.

Rashiq 5 points 34 months ago


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Rashiq 5 points 34 months ago

Lollol I missed the X

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Robmak3 3 points 34 months ago

Great! Just bought one 45 minutes ago

m00f 6 Builds 2 points 34 months ago

Not a big fan of AMD but you can't beat those prices!

Smolenski 2 points 34 months ago

I'm 99% positive that the 390 and 390x are just re-brands... CURSE YOU AMD!

jdavis45 1 Build 3 points 34 months ago

They are rebrands of the 290X and 290. The Grenada XT core in the 390X is the same as the Hawaii XT core in the 290X. Performance is better though, thanks to a memory overclock. The Fury will be a new core though. Fiji XT and new High Bandwidth Memory.

Smolenski -4 points 34 months ago

Ik that already :P

jdavis45 1 Build 3 points 34 months ago

I'm 99% positive

Now your 100% xD

Smolenski 0 points 34 months ago

:P your right

acontreras8 2 points 33 months ago


24157 1 point 34 months ago

It's about time AMD. The long wait is over! :D

MicahCerrone 3 points 34 months ago

Not quite yet. These cards are kind of let-downs. I've got my wallet on hold for the Fury cards.

Robmak3 1 point 34 months ago

Eeh, yeah. At least the 380 is the same price as 285, but sadly no rebates which the 285s are having ATM

Caples 4 Builds 0 points 34 months ago

How is increased performance a let-down? How is a card with double the frame buffer of a 980 which performs as well as the 980 while still costing less a let-down? How is the reduced TDP a let-down?

Rashiq 0 points 34 months ago

Cards can come with 8TB of vrams but it won't matter if the game doesn't use them. The increased performance is due to extra overclocks. However, you will see extra benefits if you run them in multi gpu setups in 4k setups with 8xssaa where gpu vram crosses the 7GB barrier easily on AAA titles.

Caples 4 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

And the people buying 980s and 390Xs are very much able to afford and run UHD setups.

With games already passing 4GB of framebuffer at UHD with max settings the extra VRAM is absolutely a good thing, and without pushing past MSAA x2.

Games are absolutely using more than 4GB.

Memo1010 1 point 34 months ago

But it will be more future proof. In 5 years I could see games taking 4gbs with ease or maybe even 6gbs.

Rashiq 1 point 34 months ago

Hope fully no one is forced to hold on to a 300 series for 5 years. Some games cross the 7 GB barrier in 4k already. Another reason I don't like the 980ti with 6 GB, should have been 8 GB.

_Pheonix_ 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

When youre running high resolutions you could use that much vram.

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Rashiq 2 points 34 months ago

8TB was meant as sarcasm. Too much of something isn't necessarily a good thing.

XxD34THxX 2 points 34 months ago

+1 to the miku

Might as well get a 290x and OC that really.

alexcyrus 1 point 34 months ago

Nothing to be excited about yet, gentlemen. These are just new names for old stuffs. The R9 Fury X will be out on June 24th, and R9 Fury will be out on July 14th.

Dabeavis 3 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

I'll be likely going for a Sapphire or XFX 380 in my build instead of a 280.

pepoxx 1 point 34 months ago

can you put the fury x in the list? they are already listed in newegg and amazon

Deathstrike 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

And the reviews of the R9 Fury X is here.



Not quite the GTX980ti killer so I am just going to stick with NVidia.

Spiklwi 1 point 34 months ago

R9 380 or GTX 960 ? :p

vincemark 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

anyone know where I can get a reference version of any of the R9 300 series?

boadicea 1 point 34 months ago

can someone help me with picking an r9 380? need to know if its compatible with my pc


kingawesome7 1 point 33 months ago

I always get so mad when graphics cards dont work. Especially when it it REQUIRED TO HAVE A OPREVIOUS GRAPHICS CARD TO INSTALL THE DRIVERS FOR THE R9 300 SERIES!! Also youll have to be prepared for graphics drivers failing, glitches, and artifacts appearing in benchmarks. The fury x is good from reviews online and drivers. But it looks like amd could care less about the r9 300 series becuase the msi r9 390 thats in my build is so glitchy and crashes too often would not recommend until AMD sorts the drivers out.

If you want proof heres another guy having the same problem here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOOhFR_vAvQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OvEEOWjhZ8

TheWhitestTrash 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

ASUS R7 370 OR EVGA GTX 960?

yaredsahle123 1 point 33 months ago

As far as it goes with competition amd really had a comeback with its new gpus the r9 390 is the best bang for the buck gpu ever. It's better than the GTX 980, or gtx 970. I highly recommend going with a gtx 960 instead of an r9 380 (4gb or 2gb) the 960 maxwell architecture still gets all those extra frames + dsr( dynamic super resulotion.

GreenBeanPie 0 points 34 months ago

The reference cards look slightly German. +1

GreenBeanPie 1 point 34 months ago

Not that it actually maters. +1

TheAmorphousStalker 1 Build -1 points 34 months ago

Is the a real comparison? GTX 970 vs. R9 390

seanzzy702 0 points 34 months ago

Yes it is. They both have very similar fps. The r9 390x shines more in 1440p when comparing to a 970

Bigbradford -3 points 34 months ago

Much better off buying a used 290x over an overpriced 390x

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InsertUsername 1 point 34 months ago

Oh wow, props for pointing that out. I was actually thinking of getting a 380 myself, of course the 4 GB edition. I just don't get why AMD would do that but, eh.

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InsertUsername 1 point 34 months ago

Thanks, I have big hopes that the 380 is at least NOT disappointing. I just hope that the Fury series won't flop up either.

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Rashiq 1 point 34 months ago

They were added as soon as they were released on newegg and amazon. They just didn't bother to post it.

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BULLSEYE 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

Nope i saw some sapphire 380 that didn't.

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BULLSEYE 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

No idea but if you want backplated card i suggest you buy one that comes with it.

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BULLSEYE 1 Build 2 points 34 months ago

You are wrong it isn't AMD or NVIDIA's decision but partner's decision, they are only responsible for their reference design, take reference 980 ti as an example, it doesn't have backplate.

cilvre 6 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

if they match the standard card layout, there are third party ones you can get. from what i've seen sapphire has been putting a full plate through on the bottom of the card with the cooler mounting, to keep the card from sagging.

XCNCTX 1 point 34 months ago

I Just Looked At The MSI R9 380 And It Has A BackPlate.

XCNCTX 1 point 34 months ago

Besides,If The 380 Is Just A Rebranded 285,Just Look For A 285 Backplate.

MBeezy44 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Yeah usually you can get them from the manufacturers.

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Lepchin 7 points 34 months ago

You're not my real dad!