Preliminary specs of AMD Radeon R9 285X

Preliminary specs of AMD Radeon R9 285X

The first preliminary specs of the reportedly canceled AMD Radeon R9 285X graphics card have arrived to the Internet, which hints that such a card exists and will, after all, be launched on the market.

The Radeon R9 285X will feature a Tonga XT GPU with six integrated 64-bit memory controllers, which means that the GPU will offer a 384-bit memory interface. In addition to that the card will have 32 ROPs, 128 texture units and 2048 GCN 1.2 stream processors. The GPU will also offer two interesting technologies – GPU Compute Context Switch for better multitasking and GPU Graphics Preemption for improved process priorities.

Unfortunately, the upcoming AMD card will have 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, accessed over a 256-bit memory bus, which means that two of the integrated memory controllers will not be used on purpose. This fact, by itself, hints that AMD may have an even more powerful product in the works that will enjoy the full power of the 384-bit memory bus. The on-board GDDR5 memory will run at 7000 MHz effective. The card will provide support for the Mantle API, TrueAudio, XDMA (CrossFire) and ACE (Asynchronous Compute Engine). The Radeon R9 285X will likely compete with the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 graphics card.

The official launch date and the price of the card are still to be revealed.

Source: Kitguru.net

Related posts

AMD announced new low-power 45nm Quad-Core Opteron™ HE processors

AMD updated its server processor series with seven new 45 nm Opteron model, five of which are labeled as HE- low consumption of electricity. “The new Quad-Core AMD Opteron HE series processor offers unrivaled performance-per-watt and cost-efficiencies for a wide range of configurations...

Panasonic’s New VIERA GT25 Full HD 3D Plasma Series

Panasonic's New VIERA GT25 Full HD 3D Plasma Series

Panasonic announced  VIERA GT25 Series of Full HD 3D Plasma TVs, which will include 42-inch and 50-inch class screen sizes and will be available in late August 2010. The VIERA GT25 Series include many of the same features found on the VIERA VT25 models including, 600Hz Sub-field Drive,  1080p...

Mountain Bike Simulator – for fans only!

Are you into mountain biking or other extreme sports? If yes, then maybe you will like Mountain Bike Simulator – a simulation game by Time Killer Games. The game is not huge in size, which hints of limited game play and if you think so you will be right. It all starts very...

Leave a comment