AMD Radeon R9 380x Launched, Review Roundup Inside

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Given that AMD is finally getting its act together as far as its drivers go, too, the general stigma and caution that surrounds an AMD card purchase shouldn't hold you back as much.

The full serving of Tonga in the AMD Radeon R9 380X has 32 compute units, 2048 stream processors, 32 ROPs and 128 texture units which compares favorably to the 23CUs, 1792 stream processors, 32 ROPs and 112 texture units of the existing R9 380.

With the starting price of USA $229 the Radeon R9 380X fits right between the Geforce GTX 960, priced at around United States $190 and the Geforce GTX 970, which can be found for as low as U.S. $319.

Version 5.2.1 of Sapphire's TriXX overclocking software is out now, and it allows users to overclock voltage and high bandwidth memory (HBM) on AMD's R9 Fury X. According to Sapphire's website (where you can download the update) the new version also has a redesigned interface and a whole range of new features.

While R9 380 had 2GB and 4GB options, this one sells only with 4GB GDDR5.

With the specifications out of the way, the next question to answer is how it fares against the direct competition, the GTX 960 and 970.

In any case, the Radeon R9 380X is a decent mid-range graphics card that should appeal to all those looking to get a decent level of detail at reasonable 1920x1080 resolution.

You can check out a few of the reviews via links below.