With Nvidia releasing their GTX 980 GPUs and absolutely stomping AMD’s flagship gpu in 4K applications, it was inevitable that AMD was working on a new chip to combat their problem at hand.
Yoshiki1985, over at chiphell, managed to find a benchmark for an unknown GPU with some very impressive results, to say the least, AMD needed to produce a GPU that’s not only capable of giving Nvidia’s flagship video card a run for its money but also able to keep with the 980 refresher coming later this year, but the score just seems to high!
AMD’s R9 300 chip, which has been rumoured to be 28nm with HBM memory chips scored stupidly in 3dMark11 with a score of x8121, which overall puts it at 22nd in the world, while this does seem high it coincides nicely with another leak spotted by OC3D.
AMD R9 390x GPU Stats Leaked
Test data appeared on SiSoft Sandra results database which shows some very impressive GPU statistics.
On the results page, if you scroll down to ‘Individual Results’ you will notice 2 anonymous submissions, the 390X was tested on 28 October 2014, however, there was an earlier test on the 20 October 2014, either the earlier test will be the non-X card or they were simply testing how far they can push the GPU.
The R9 390X so far is rumoured to be running at a speed of 1000mhz(1ghz) with 4096 stream processors and 4GB of VRAM running at 1,250Mhz and scored an impressive 63.64GB/s putting it faster than 99.71% of the total results in the world…that’s pretty fast indeed.
GPU Market Frog Leaped Again By AMD
Just as Nvidia was starting to get comfortable with the crown, in classical PC technological style these leaks have undoubtedly shaken up Nvidia a lot, if the data is to be believed, it’s fair to say that crown is will be switching heads very shortly.
What do you think of these leaks? Do you think the results are artificially inflated to generate pre-release hype? Let us know in the comments