The AMD R9 390x May Be In Short Supply at Launch


The AMD R9 390x May Be In Short Supply at Launch

The AMD R9 390x May Be In Short Supply at Launch


It looks like AMD's upcoming flagship, the R9 390X will be in short Supply at launch due to yield issues which are likely due to the GPU using the ultra fast HBM Memory.

Previous rumours and leaks have suggested the R9 390X could be released in 2 editions, AMD R9 390X WCE (Water Cooled Edition), an 8GB GPU and a air cooled 4GB version. Both versions were said to have 4096 shaders and a DirectX 12 Tier 3 design and over 4x the H.264 encoding performance.

Now Tweaktown have suggested that the 8GB GPU is in fact a Dual GPU card, an R9 395X2 and the 4GB card will be the R9 390X. They say the R9 390X will not beat the Titan X in games and that the GPU will be in short supply due to yield issues with the GPUs HBM memory. 

Both the sets of rumors above conflict, so one set is almost certainly untrue, or at least partially untrue. Remember guys and girls that these are rumors and neither can be confirmed at this point. 


AMD R9 390X WCE, an 8GB GPU with 4096 shaders!


All information here remains unconfirmed, but yield issues with HBM memory is a very likely scenario given how new this memory type is. Before launch we cannot confirm exactly how the AMD R9 390X will perform, but hopefully for AMD's sake it will give the Nvidia Titan X a run for it's money.

With Nvidia currently selling 76% of all new GPUs AMD really need to deliver with their RX 300 series in order to stay stay relevant. 

I will remind you guys that everything here is not confirmed by AMD, but we will keep you guys as well informed as we can in the coming weeks or months until the R9 390X releases.


You can join the discussion on the possible short supply of the R9 390X at launch on the OC3D Forums.


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Most Recent Comments

21-04-2015, 17:42:54

Obviously it'll be faster than a Titan X.. 290x in Crossfire is faster. So really if it was even a rebrand it would still be faster. I also don't see how someone can think it won't be when the 390x is rumored to have far far more cores than a 290x. So in Crossfire its gaurenteed to be faster than a Titan X. Now single vs single? We won't know for a while. I'd like to see 390x in Crossfire vs a Titan X in SLI but of course both using the correct drivers and not some pre release ones.. that's happened in the past.Quote

21-04-2015, 20:16:04

Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
Special thanks to Chrazey for pointing me in the direction of this article.
Oh oh oh... I'm mentioned, Azum!

No worries though and very nice written article mate! Quote

22-04-2015, 03:06:40

Well, in all honesty, I really hope the red team will deliver something breath taking. Quote

22-04-2015, 03:21:38

Originally Posted by Legacy-ZA View Post
Well, in all honesty, I really hope the red team will deliver something breath taking.
After their Q1 losses, they have to. I want Nvidia to have competition so prices may fall.Quote

22-04-2015, 03:29:12

Precisely. Quote

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