AMD’s rumored 380x may have just broken cover in new production card images

amd rumored r9 380x pictured 380xthumb
Expreview
With margins as low as they are on graphics cards, selling as many of them as possible is the name of the game. That in turn means having a very wide and deep range of GPU options for consumers, so it is no surprise that following the release of the new Fiji XT high-end graphics cards, as well as AMDs 390x, 390 and 380, there are rumors that there is a 380x card in the works too.

This would not only complete the top end line up of AMD’s new generation of graphics cards, but also match up with the previous generation, where the 200 series also had a 290X, 280 and 280x.

There’s strong evidence for it too, as Expreview claims to have pictures from an “insider” source. You can see a couple of the images above, which show a fully production finished GPU, with a twin-fan cooler sitting over a heatpipe-equipped aluminum heatsink.

This particular card looks to be part of XFX’s line up, rather than a stock AMD card. That means that it likely has slightly better cooling than the reference cards and may have adjusted clocks too. However since we don’t know what those are, or any other real specifications since AMD has yet to officially announce it, all we can do is speculate there.

Using clever guesswork from the same “insider” sources suggests that this may be a Tonga GPU, which is the same as the one found in the R9 380 reference card. That’s the same GPU we saw used in last generation’s R9 285, but since most of AMD’s new generation have used older technolgy in rebranded cards, that wouldn’t be surprising.

That said, the R9 390X rebranded card didn’t come just as it did before. It saw a bump up to 8GB of memory, from last generation’s 290x, which featured just 4GB. It could well be that if the 380x turns out to be a rebranded 285, that it too would be boosted up.

How much memory do you think the 380x will come fitted with?

Emerging Tech

Burgers are just the beginning: Embracing the future of lab-grown everything

You’ve almost certainly heard of the 'farm to fork' movement, but what about 'lab to table'? Welcome to the fast-evolving world of lab-grown meat. Is this the future of food as we know it?
Product Review

Sony’s Z9G paints a bright, beautiful future for 8K TVs

The Sony Z9G 85-inch 8K TV is majestic to behold. No doubt, this TV is a looker, and you’ll know what we mean when you see it. Does this TV make sense, though? Should you buy it? We have the answers.
Home Theater

These awesome A/V receivers will swarm you with surround sound at any budget

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to shopping for a receiver, so we assembled our favorites for 2019, at multiple price points and all loaded with features, from Dolby Atmos to 4K HDR and much more.
Trash

These awesome A/V receivers will swarm you with surround sound at any budget

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to shopping for a receiver, so we assembled our favorites for 2018, at multiple price points and all loaded with features, from Dolby Atmos to 4K HDR, and much more.
Computing

USB drive issue blocks some PCs from receiving Windows 10 May 2019 update

A USB drive error resulted in some PCs being blocked from receiving the Windows 10 May 2019 update. Microsoft decided to block eligible PCs with USB drives or SD cards attached from getting the update until the error is fixed.
Photography

Free your digital memories, and frame them, with the best photo printers

Printed photos are experiencing a revival at the moment, but you don’t need to go to a special lab. Here’s our favorite options for making quality prints, from pocket-sized printers to wide-format photo printers capable of spitting out…
Product Review

Still waiting for a new Mac Pro? Corsair’s mini PC has all the power you'll need

With a modern 12-core Intel Core i9-9920X processor, Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Ti graphics, and 32GB of RAM, the Corsair One Pro is designed to woo creatives who demand more power from Apple’s Mac Pro. Like the Mac Pro, the best part of this PC…
Cars

Nvidia agrees with Tesla’s take on self-driving cars, but corrects specifics

Nvidia vice president Rob Csongor agreed with broad statements by Elon Musk at Tesla's April 22 Autonomy Investor Day. Csongor then took exception to what he termed were inaccuracies about Nvidia's self-driving car chip.
Computing

Tablet or notebook? Our favorite 2-in-1 PCs give you the best of both worlds

If you can’t decide if you need a tablet or a notebook, then don’t bother. The best 2-in-1 laptops are both, and they can provide all the power you need. Check out our list for the best 2-in-1s for any user.
Computing

Amal and George Clooney want to change the world. Can Microsoft help?

Microsoft and The Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ) unveiled the TrialWatch app Thursday morning, a new tool in CFJ’s ongoing TrialWatch effort to shine a light on injustice in courts around the globe – which too often are simply…
Computing

These are the best 13-inch laptops you can buy right now

With so much choice out there, how do you know which are the best 13-inch laptops? They should have beautiful screens, long battery life, and remain light and portable. This is a list of our favorites.
Computing

These gaming monitors will transport you to another dimension

What are the best gaming monitors you can buy right now? We select five that are all priced under $900 packing premium technologies like G-SYNC and FreeSync, high resolutions, and fast refresh rates.
Photography

Luminar Accent A.I. can now recognize faces for more natural instant edits

Want to edit faster? Skylum Luminar's latest update enhances the Accent A.I. to use machine learning for instant enhancements. The tool now recognizes faces for more natural skin tones along with other enhancements.
Computing

Intel’s 10nm desktop dreams may be dead — new road map pushes them beyond 2022

Intel may never release a competitive 10nm CPU on desktop if a new roadmap is to be believed. It suggests that Intel will rely on its 14nm process to at least 2022 and perhaps even beyond.