Gigabyte recently released another variant of the R9 390X, this time featuring the company’s WINDFORCE 2X cooler. The Gigabyte Radeon R9 390X WindForce 2x (GV-R939XWF2-4GD), aside from a custom cooler, also features a custom PCB and a backplate. It is a little bit slower compared to their R9 390X G1 Gaming variant since it has an AMD reference clock speeds. More details below.
Gigabyte Radeon R9 390X WindForce 2X
The Gigabyte Radeon R9 390X WindForce 2x features a core clock speed of 970MHz and a memory clock speed of 5700MHz. It comes with 4GB GDDR5 memory running on a 256-bit memory interface.
The custom cooler on this card features unique fan blades with special 3D stripe curve design that is said to increase air flow by 23%. The aluminum fin-stack heat sink has three copper heatpipes that directly contacts with the GPU core. It also features a 0db semi-passive fan with LED indicators, meaning fans will remain off until it reaches a certain temperature. The Gigabyte Radeon R9 390X WindForce 2X also features the company’s stylish metal backplate.
The Radeon R9 390X is based on a 28nm Antigua silicon with 2,028 stream processors, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs. It has two dual-link DVI ports, an HDMI and a DisplayPort. It draws power from a single 8-pin power connector and will require at least a 500W power supply.
Gigabyte’s new R9 390X WindForce 2X is said to be priced at around $230 in the US.
Gigabyte Radeon R9 390X WindForce 2X Specifications
|Chipset||Radeon R9 390X|
|Core Clock||970 MHz|
|Memory Clock||5700 MHz|
|Process Technology||28 nm|
|Memory Size||4 GB|
|Memory Bus||256 bit|
|Card Bus||PCI-E 3.0|
|Digital max resolution||4096 X 2160|
|Analog max resolution||2048 x 1536|