AMD Catalyst Drivers Reveal the Radeon 300 Series Cards

A few people have been taking a closer look at the 15.3 beta version of AMD’s Catalyst driver. They have discovered new entries that point to the upcoming Radeon Rx 300 series of graphics cards. And it looks just as we expected, most of the 300 series will be rebrands of older products.

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Rebrands are something we have seen in the past. There is where the company takes an older, already existing GPU and uses it on a new PCB with new BIOS and typically ups the clock speed a little.

If we compare the device ID’s found in the latest Catalyst driver it reveals that all of the cards up to the R9 370 will just be rebrands of older cards.

– AMD665F.1 = “AMD Radeon R9 360″
– AMD6610.2 = “AMD Radeon(TM) R7 350X”
– AMD6610.3 = “AMD Radeon(TM) R5 340X”
– AMD6611.10 = “AMD Radeon R7 340″
– AMD665F.1 = “AMD Radeon R9 360″
– AMD6660.1 = “AMD Radeon(TM) R5 M330″
– AMD6660.2 = “AMD Radeon(TM) R5 M330″
– AMD6660.3 = “AMD Radeon(TM) R5 M330″
– AMD6778.8 = “AMD Radeon R5 310″
– AMD6811.1 = “AMD Radeon R9 370″

The above shows that the Radeon R9 370 would be based off the Trinidad silicon, which was found in the HD 7870, 265, 270, 270X products. The Radeon R9 360 will use Bonaire and the lower cards will use Oland.

The higher-end R9 380X and R9 390X are yet to show up, but as we stated before we expect the R9 380X to be a rebrand of Hawaii (R9 290X) and the only card to feature a new chip in the series will be the R9 390X.

Source: eTeknix | News Archive

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