With the rumors of a more powerful variant of the Hawaii XT core, which is used in the R9 290X, floating around the net again ranging from Blurry die shot comparisons to even the word of professional overclockers, could AMD have one beast of a GPU hidden up their sleeves?
VideoCardz, a site which specializes in the leaking of GPU related information has, thought their secret sources, claim that they have confirmed that a more powerful version of the Hawaii XT core is coming.
Specs for this core is unknown at present, but given the calculations from the die-shot comparisons to other GCN Cores there is a high likelihood that this GPU will have 48 Compute units which will make the specs be as follows.
As seen in the picture above the Hawaii XTX core will have 4 additional compute units, which will give it 3072 GPU cores and 192 TMUs. Which is a increase of 256 GPU cores and increase of 16 TMUs. The ROP count will remain the same as the R9 290X at 64.
Another Mystery Remains, what will AMD call this card, R9 290XT? Perhaps R9 295X?
There will also be one more thing to consider, does AMD have a new and Improved reference cooler design? Or will they go down the AIO route or even offer no reference Cooler and allow the vendors to run wild, I guess we will see soon.
This hypothetical R9 295X, will likely compete well with the GTX 780 TI and Titan Black with a high likely hood of beating them, as well as perform better at 4K resolutions at a time where it is becoming affordable.
I will continue to follow this story as it develops. Please post your thoughts and feelings about AMD's new Hawaii XTX core below, and as always thanks for reading.
Source - Videocardz