AMD R9 390 4GB GPUs will only come to the Chinese Market

AMD R9 390 4GB GPUs will only come to the Chinese Market

AMD now offering R9 390 GPUs with 4GB of Memory

AMD R9 390 4GB GPUs will only come to the Chinese Market


When the R9 390 and R9 390X GPUs launched the most interesting aspects of the new GPUs was their 8GB Frame buffer, which was 2x the size of their predecessors the R9 290 and R9 290X. Aside from this change in frame buffer size and a nice bump on both the GPUs Core and memory clocks, this was the only major change made the the core GPU design. 

Now it looks like AMD are now allowing their board partners to sell versions of the R9 390 GPU with 4GB or VRAM, but only in the Chinese Market. The frame buffer on this GPU is half the size of a normal R9 390 GPUs, but still plenty of today's gaming needs at most resolutions. 


AMD now offering R9 390 GPUs with 4GB of Memory  AMD now offering R9 390 GPUs with 4GB of Memory  


Right now we have seen 4GB R9 390 GPUs from Sapphire, XFX and Powercolor, showcasing similar cooler designs to their full 8GB models, so it is good to see that no brand had cheapened their cooler design for this budget oriented model. 


AMD now offering R9 390 GPUs with 4GB of Memory


Expreview did some benchmarks using XFX's R9 390 4GB and compared it to the AMD R9 290, showing that the R9 390 4GB has roughly a 10% increase in performance in all benchmarks and games, which is a pretty decent performance improvement given the fact that the GPUs are nigh identical. 


  AMD now offering R9 390 GPUs with 4GB of Memory


It is a real shame that we will not be seeing this GPU in the European or american markets, as it would completely undermine the GTX 970's market position, possibly prompting a price decrease from Nvidia. 


You can join the discussion on the 4GB version of AMD's R9 390 on the OC3D Forums


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Most Recent Comments

15-12-2015, 06:51:06


15-12-2015, 07:34:22

Originally Posted by Kushiro View Post
I know, disappointing isn't it.

It is understandable though, as it really harms the position of their own R9 380X.Quote

15-12-2015, 08:32:09

Still waiting for the Christmas price drops to hit the UK.....Quote

15-12-2015, 08:34:58

Welp this is stupid as they would certainly sell alot more of these than they would 8gb 390s or the disappointment that is the 380X..Quote

15-12-2015, 09:24:34

The bad thing is with the knock off gpu market, how would anyone trust bidding on one of these.Quote

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