The Radeon HD 7970 Ghz Edition receives a facelift.
AMD has formalized the existence of its “Volcanic Islands” video cards, it is now time to begin to formalize what we will soon be available in the market. According to a brief preview from VideoCardz, we have discovered the identity of a custom Radeon R9 280X. While the card shares many similarities with the Radeon HD 7970 Ghz Edition, everything seems to indicate that its AIB partners will not lose the opportunity to experiment with new designs.
Among the information that was leaked on the web and has been confirmed, the Radeon R9 280X GPU will be equipped with “Tahiti XTL” which is made at 28nm and features 2048 Stream Processors, 128 TMUs, 32 ROPs, 3GB memory a GDDR5 384-bit wide bus. On the other hand, there is talk that the GPU will work at 1GHz while the memory to 6.40 GHz. What is not known yet is if they also will recycle the PCB of the Radeon 7970 GHz Edition, but for convenience can make it so.
The interesting aspect of the card will be its new Double sink Dissipation with new design. You can see that XFX has forgotten the old mechanical design to a more refined and elegant one using aluminum, and will be accompanied by copper heatpipes, 100mm fan, and voltage will unlocked.
Its launch is scheduled for October 3 at a price that could range from $299 to $329.