Radeon R9 390X Versus GeForce GTX 980 Ti: The battle has already started

AMD and Are preparing to battle giants with New monsters that will compete on the top of the new performance of the field

We are well acquainted with this period of year in which the graphics cards of the And those of Anuidia collide with tight competition for the performance market. Over the past four years, this competition has remained fairly low. The video card launches were made at relatively large intervals and the performance ceiling per Graphically has not changed from end to end, at least not since the launch of the GTX 780 on 2013.


Since the beginning of the year 2014 began sales of video cards of Gradually fade further and further. The company's financial statements began to be negative and they also began to lose market share for the anode in the graphics card category. In addition, a small market share and low sales in the processors sector did not contribute to the freefall She entered.

As a result, it seems that Is preparing for an existential war that it will hold in the coming years. If its processors and graphics cards do not sell well, you will have to Declare bankruptcy and probably be sold to another company. In this situation, Another choice is to present a winning product that can bring back the many customers who have lost.

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Johan Anderson, technical director of DICE (the studio behind Battlefield Games) released this image of the next generation AMD Radeon video card. This is of course the R9 390X (Which may be called Radeon Fury, according to recent rumors). This graphics card will use advanced High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) memory chips, which will deliver unprecedented graphics memory traffic, and the graphics memory bandwidth is expected to double compared to that currently found on GDDR5-based graphics cards. Which will look like a gigabyte 4, R9 290X. Later, as the technology progresses, it is possible to expect double density on the memory chips that will bring the total volume to eight gigabytes.

To- R9 390X are expected to be two major versions - one will come with Built-in water, and the other with a host of air coolers that are responsible for the various video card manufacturers. In addition to 390X, an X-free and slightly faster version is expected to appear, which will probably not include the possibility of cooling water.


In terms of performance, it is currently not possible to know how fast the R9 390X will be, but it is expected that its performance will significantly surpass those of the Anxia GTX 980 and may even reach those of the prestigious GTX TITAN X. The discovery and launch of the Radeon R9 390X is expected to take place At the E3 show in June under an event sponsored by AMD called PC Gaming Show.

Aunidia's counter reaction

AMD's existential war will not begin with easy sales. Opposite the R9 390X Is expected to stand an anodized product called Geforce GTX 980 Ti. As the name suggests, this video card will be stronger than the existing GTX 980 and will come as a direct competitor to AMD's video cards. The GTX 980 Ti is actually based on the existing structure of The GTX TITAN X. It will contain a similar GM200 core, where only one set of processing units has been cut. As a result it will have 2,816 Unified vs. 3,072 in X.

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However, to compensate for the loss of performance units, Ti are expected to have higher operating frequencies for the graphics core and the possibility of receiving advanced cooling and printed boards more meaty than the manufacturers. In fact, Ti is expected to be at least as fast as the GTX TITAN X. On the memory side, the same chips are used Which we know well, when the volume will be half that of the X: six gigabytes.

Anuidia does not intend to wait for the R9 390X and give it a chance to take a market share, and will probably launch the GTX 980 Ti even before the exhibition - that is, before the immortal competitor.

The hottest war in the history of video card wars

This time it will probably not be another quiet chapter of product launches on both sides. AMD is furious at Anodia and wants "revenge" for its dive in the last two years. In addition to wanting to earn more, AMD executives blame Anouidia for dirty steps that it allegedly carries out as part of its investment plan for the game keys, GameWorks. Among other things, charges Anoydia by sabotaging the games through pieces of code in its tools and causing poor hardware performance of .

In an interview to the MaximumPC site above, one can see AMD's Richard Hadi colliding with an anode representative about the GameWorks program and its effects on AMD hardware. Anodia replied only in an orderly fashion In another podcast that was later distributed. In addition, many partners are senior executives In the media hype about GameWorks via social networking. There is certainly a noticeable increase in the flames between the two companies. Even in the 1990s, when the competition between ATI and the then It was rather hot, not so much dirty laundry in the public.

For us consumers, we can only wait and see how the R9 390 and GTX 900 series and the war between them will affect the pockets of the consumer - in the hope that we will all benefit from the entire saga.