These past few weeks (or even months) we were bombarded with rumors and leaks regarding AMD’s upcoming flagship graphics card. There were leaks regarding its performance but those are just pure rumors and we can’t confirm their authenticity. Early this month, a slide from one of AMD’s presentation showing a partial look on the alleged R9 390X was revealed here. So far we haven’t seen an actual photo of the said flagship graphics card, until today. Recently, Johan Andersson @repi, tweeted a photo of the upcoming (so-called) AMD Radeon R9 390X Fiji graphics card which is believed to be the flagship card in AMDs upcoming lineup. Check out the photo below.
Image courtesy: Johan Andersson
Actual photo of AMD Radeon R9 390X Fiji Graphics Card Surface
Johan tweeted “This new island is one seriously impressive and sweet GPU. wow & thanks @AMDRadeon ! They will be put to good use 🙂 ” with the photo of the Fiji graphics card attached to it. It seems that they didn’t get just one, but probably 2 or more of these.
The photo just showed us that the new flagship is indeed shorter than the usual flagship or enthusiast class GPU. It’s a dual slot GPU and definitely its water cooled since we don’t see any fan(s) on the shroud. The three DisplayPorts and one HDMI port are placed in a single line leaving the other slot for ventilation purposes. Yes, say goodbye to DVI or VGA ports.
By the way, the name Radeon R9 390X isn’t official yet and AMD could change the name when the flagship is released. However, based on previous reports, the flagship Fiji graphics card will be available in two variants, water cooled (WCE) and air cooled.
The so-called Radeon R9 390X Fiji is also reported to have a base clock speed of 1.05GHz with 4,096 stream processors GCN 1.2, 128 ROPs, 256 TMUs, 8GB HBM running on a 4096-bit wide interface that is said to have a clock speed of 1.25 GHz memory clock, and a bandwidth of 640 GB/s.
The next few weeks, specially the month of June is going be an exciting time. AMD is expected to reveal their next generation graphics card featuring HBM technology, while NVIDIA is expected to reveal the GeForce GTX 980 Ti.