AMD launches new 370x graphics card

amd launches new 370x graphics card
As much as AMD’s new range of Fury GPUs is quite different from the norm, it’s also backing up its new high bandwidth memory (HBM) sporting cards, like the Fury X and the recently debuted Nano, with a number of much more typical graphics cards. The 370X is designed to go head-to-head with Nvidia’s newly announced 950, and to widen the spectrum of available AMD cards, permitting the firm to also cater to the sub-$200 market.

AMD hasn’t made much of a splash about this card — perhaps wisely so after all of the fallout when it was discovered that most 300 series cards would be rebrands. Even so, it has appeared on some Chinese websites, and as TechPowerUp reports, Sapphire was quick to show off its various iterations of the new GPU. It’s now available in the company’s Vapor-X configuration, which comes in both 2GB and 4GB of GDDR5 variations.

Related: AMD Radeon 300 series will be fleshed out by rebranded cards

Additional specifications of those particular cards — others will likely vary depending on manufacturer and cooling set-up — include a 1200MHz core clock speed and 5.6GHz (effective) on the memory. They draw power from twin six-pin PCIe power connectors and have outputs for twin DVI, a single HDMI, and a single DisplayPort.

As unlikely as it is that this GPU will take home any performance awards, it’s a very important one for AMD in terms of actually generating revenue. While everyone looks to the high-end cards to judge whether AMD or Nvidia has won the latest round of the GPU wars, the margins on graphics cards are so low that volume sales are really important, and such sales implicate the mid-budget range, where mere mortals operate.

But this is also far from the weakest GPU of this generation of AMD cards. In fact, it’s still part of the R9 range, which is somewhat surprising.


Apple iMac gets more powerful with new Intel CPUs, Radeon Pro graphics

Apple on Tuesday, March 19 refreshed its iMac lineup with new models featuring slightly more powerful Intel processors and new AMD graphics cards. The new 27-inch 5K model comes with options for Intel's six-core or eight-core ninth-gen…

HP spring sale: Save up to 58 percent on laptops, desktops, printers, and more

From now until March 23, the HP spring sale lets you take as much as 58 percent off of a huge range of laptops, desktop PCs, printers, and more, potentially saving you more than $1,000. We’ve rounded up a dozen of the best deals right…

Is 14 inches the perfect size for a laptop? These 4 laptops might convince you

If you're looking for the best 14-inch laptops, there are a number of factors to consider. You want good battery life, an attractive screen, solid performance, and a good build. Our favorites that do all that and more.

Can electric cars be S3XY? Tesla says yes with the new Model Y crossover

Tesla introduced a crossover named Model Y at its design studio in Los Angeles. It's a more spacious alternative to the Model 3 it shares 75 percent of its parts with, and is a smaller sibling to the Model X.

Edit, sign, append, and save with six of the best PDF editors

Though there are plenty of PDF editors to be had online, finding a solution with the tools you need can be tough. Here are the best PDF editors for your editing needs, no matter your budget or operating system.

Old Nvidia graphics cards to get ray tracing support in upcoming driver

Nvidia's RTX ray tracing technology will no longer be limited to RTX graphics cards. An upcoming driver update will add support for low-end ray tracing to GTX 10-series and 16-series graphics cards.

Nvidia’s new simulator brings virtual learning to autonomous vehicle developers

Nvidia introduced a simulator for testing autonomous vehicle technologies. Drive Constellation is a cloud-based platform technology vendors can use to validate systems efficiently, safely, and much faster than with vehicles on real roads.

Paper designs digitize in real time using an Illustrator-connected paper tablet

Love graphic design, but prefer the feel of real paper? The new Moleskine Paper Tablet - Creative Cloud Connected syncs with Adobe Illustrator in real time, turning paper sketches into digital drawings.

Make the most of your toner with our five favorite color laser printers

Color laser printers have improved dramatically over the years, and today's models offer both blazing print speeds and great image quality. Here are our favorite color laser printers, from massive all-in-ones to smaller budget options.

Firefox 66 is here and it will soon block irritating autoplay videos

Do web advertisements have you frustrated? Mozilla is here to help. The latest version of the browser will soon block autoplaying videos by default and will also help make web page scrolling smoother.

USB4 will be the fastest and most uniform USB standard yet

USB4 is on the horizon and alongside a massive boost in speed it's also unifying with the Thunderbolt 3 standard to help finally create a singular wired connection protocol that all devices can enjoy.

The U.S. government plans to drop $500M on a ridiculously powerful supercomputer

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced plans to build a $500 million exascale supercomputer by 2021. The project, known as the Aurora supercomputer, is expected to boost research efforts in fields such as public health.
Buying Guides

Apple has powered up its iMac lineup, but which one should you opt for?

With new processors and graphics cards for both the 4K and 5K models, the iMac feels like a good option for creatives again. But which should you buy? Here's our guide to choosing the right Apple all-in-one for your needs.
Product Review

4K and 144Hz? Yup, the Acer Predator XB3 will max out your gaming PC

The Predator XB3 isn’t for the faint of heart. But if you have a system that can push over 100 frames per second in 4K screen resolution, this monster of a monitor might be the perfect match for your overpowered gaming rig.