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  • AMD Launches Antigua (Tonga) Powered Radeon R9 380X

    Phoronix: AMD Launches Antigua (Tonga) Powered Radeon R9 380X

    AMD this morning officially launched the Radeon R9 380X, a graphics card using an Antigua GPU, which is a re-brand of the year-old Tonga graphics processor. The R9 380X pricing starts out at $229 USD...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Radeon-R9-380X

  • #2
    It was reported a while ago that the Tonga chip supports 384-bit memory width. So the R9 380X still isn't a fully fledged Tonga card? I don't get it.

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    • #3
      Lets read tenth of reviews now
      AMD Radeon R9 380X Review Roundup:


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      • #4
        OK links not approved, lets read it for myself

        edit: ah it appears now.

        This is supported by amdgpu? More CUs, more TMUs, more SPs, more ACE... but also custom variants will be availabe, brrr. so i guess not quite by now
        Last edited by dungeon; 11-19-2015, 10:55 AM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by xeekei View Post
          It was reported a while ago that the Tonga chip supports 384-bit memory width. So the R9 380X still isn't a fully fledged Tonga card? I don't get it.
          "Rumored" is probably more correct than "reported" - AFAIK the Tonga memory bus is 256-bit.

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          • #6
            Michael, I would personally rather not see you waste a bunch of time/money on rebadged cards. Of course, if people are interested enough in a rebadged product to fund a full review, go for it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bridgman View Post
              "Rumored" is probably more correct than "reported" - AFAIK the Tonga memory bus is 256-bit.
              Ah, okay. It was a very repeated rumour then.

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              • #8
                Yep... it came from "usually reliable sources" so was copied further & wider than your typical tech rumor.

                I suspect the info resulted from the careful and correct analysis of a die shot which wasn't actually Tonga, but that's just a guess.

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                • #9
                  X? Aww, I was hoping for a lower-end AMDGPU card. Oh well.

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                  • #10
                    Renaming hardware is so much FUN!

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