It’s no longer a mystery to us that AMD will be releasing a new line of graphics card (AMD Radeon R9 300 series), based on a new architecture which is believed to be the “destroyer” of NVIDIA’s current GeForce GTX 900 series lineup. A few days ago, a performance benchmark of AMD’s next generation graphics card, which is believed to be the AMD Radeon R9 390X, was leaked from ChipHell. The leaked benchmark didn’t directly confirm its model, instead they used “Captain Jack” to name this mystery GPU. Check out the leaked benchmarks below.
AMD Radeon R9 390X Benchmarks Leaked
As you can see from the graphs above, the certain “Captain Jack” graphics card was able to outperform NVIDIA’s latest flagship, the GeForce GTX 980, on a 2560×1440 resolution game tests. The value seems to be the average FPS (frames per second) which is derived from various resource demanding games, like Crysis 3, Metro Last Light, Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed and many more. The performance difference seems to be significant and could only be beaten by an SLI or CrossfireX setup.
The second graph shows the average graphics cards’ power consumption. And based on the leaked power consumption graph above, the Captain Jack is significantly more power efficient compared to its predecessors. But it wasn’t able to beat the GTX 980 and GTX 970, although the gap is getting closer.
If the benchmark results above are true, we could be seeing the next powerful single GPU on the market early next year, and NVIDIA’s lineup will be crushed. A lot of people believed that this “Captain Jack” is AMD’s next flagship, the Radeon R9 390X. While some believed that it’s the R9 380X. But I think it’s more believable that it’s the R9 390X. If AMD will release a certain R9 380X, I think the performance may be on par with the GTX 980, or somewhere in between GTX 970 and GTX 980. Let’s not forget the possibility of the R9 390 (non X) as well.
The AMD Radeon R9 390 is rumored to feature the next generation Fiji XT chip, and next generation memory chips. It’s also rumored to feature 3520 stream processors clocked at 1050MHz. Meanwhile the flagship R9 390X is rumored to have 4096 stream processors clocked at 1000MHz with 4GB of VRAM. The next generation AMD Radeon R9 390(x) is also rumored to feature a new cooler which is somewhat similar or modified version to what the R9 295X2 Vesuvius is using.
So what do you think about this latest benchmark leak? Is 2015 going to be a great year for AMD? Do you think Captain Jack is the R9 390X or R9 380X? Leave a comment below and tell us what you think.