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Old 14-12-15, 01:10 PM
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AMD now offering R9 390 GPUs with 4GB of Memory

AMD now offering R9 390 GPUs with 4GB of Memory, offering R9 390 performance at a lower price.



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Old 14-12-15, 03:10 PM
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Benchmarks please
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direct link from this very article: http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...085531396l.png
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Old 14-12-15, 04:11 PM
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I'd bet if you took an R9-290 that also had a faster clock than reference by the tune of 9%, you'd get 9% higher benches too haha. I love AMD and their board partners, but why? It'd be neat to know if the constant confusion over recycled parts etc actually detracts from the business?
I understand the idea of needing 'new' products to excite the market, but this is just even more ridiculous.
'Well, no one was buying the 8gb 390, so now we crossed out the '2' of the 290 on all our old stock, pasted on the 3 and yep, here you go!
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I'd bet if you took an R9-290 that also had a faster clock than reference by the tune of 9%, you'd get 9% higher benches too haha. I love AMD and their board partners, but why? It'd be neat to know if the constant confusion over recycled parts etc actually detracts from the business?
I understand the idea of needing 'new' products to excite the market, but this is just even more ridiculous.
'Well, no one was buying the 8gb 390, so now we crossed out the '2' of the 290 on all our old stock, pasted on the 3 and yep, here you go!
It uses better cores since yields are better and has higher quality memory chips which gives them a nice stock boost over the 200 series. Overclocking them is little better and by far the AIBs use much better coolers. Sure they aren't entirely new but they are not rebrands, it's a refresh. Even though they are refreshed they still keep up with Nvidia. So it's not a bad thing. Besides technically you could say all GCN/Fermi based cards are refreshes since each architecture since then is just more refined and improved. It's still not a bad thing
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Old 14-12-15, 08:18 PM
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I got my 8gb Sapphire nitro 390 OC backplate edition for £206 at overclockers black friday.
Looks an increasingly good deal.
The new 390s will probably bring the price of 970's down, which is all good
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4GB does seem to be adequate for 1440p atm.
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It uses better cores since yields are better and has higher quality memory chips which gives them a nice stock boost over the 200 series. Overclocking them is little better and by far the AIBs use much better coolers. Sure they aren't entirely new but they are not rebrands, it's a refresh. Even though they are refreshed they still keep up with Nvidia. So it's not a bad thing. Besides technically you could say all GCN/Fermi based cards are refreshes since each architecture since then is just more refined and improved. It's still not a bad thing
Similar line of the refresh vs rebrand, their performance comparison is for a reference 290 vs a custom cooled 390 board? I just don't understand how those numbers should really have a bearing. What does a custom cooled 290 run vs a custom cooled 390, that's the real comparison that needs to be made.

That's part of the shadiness of rebrands and refreshes I think. It doesn't seem like there is a direct comparison very often. With cards so closely related, performance percentages as seen in the article aren't hard to come up with comparing a known inadequate cooler design vs something much more substantial.
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