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Gigabyte Radeon R9 390X WindForce 2X Graphics Card Released

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
Memory Type GDDR5
DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.4
PCB Form ATX
Digital max resolution 4096 X 2160
Analog max resolution 2048 x 1536
Multi-view 4
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