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AMD Radeon 300 Series Released

AMD Radeon R7 360, 370, R9 380, 390 and 390X all launched

Yesterday saw AMD release their updated range of Radeon cards - the R7 360 and R7 370, along with the more powerful R9 380, R9 390 and R9 390X.

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The R7 series are AMDs new entry gaming cards, designed for 1080p gaming at medium settings. Both cards offer at least 2GB VRAM (the R7 370 is also available with 4GB), a 128 bit memory bus and use a single 6-pin PCIe power connector. The R7 360 has 768 stream processors, with 48 TMUs and 16 ROPs and is based on the GCN architecture. The R7 370 as 1024 stream processors along with 64 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

The R9 280 is AMDs mid-range card, designed to compete with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 960. Available with 2GB or 4GB VRAM, the card has 1792 stream processors, 112 TMUs, 32 ROPs, a 256 bit memory bus and use the latest GCN 1.2 architecture. You'll need about 190W of headroom and two 6-pin PCIe connectors to power one too.

Finally AMD launched the R9 390 and R9 390X. Meant to tackle NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 980, both cards have a whopping 8GB VRAM with a 512 bit memory bus (providing a massive 384GB/s memory bandwidth) and should be powerful enough for high-quality 1440p gaming. The R9 390 has 2560 stream processors, 160 TMUs and 40 ROPs, whilst the R9 390X has 2816 stream processors, 176 TMUs and 44 ROPs.

All these cards are available now at CCL, with cards from Gigabyte, ASUS, MSI, Sapphire and more.