It looks like AMD is not being shy with giving some free samples away of their top of the line upcoming Fiji graphics cards. One such card arrived at the desk of Johan Andersson, Technical Director on Frostbite at Electronic Arts. He posted a photo of the card on his Twitter of what looks like the flagship R9 390X (if that’s what it will be called).
This is the first time we have seen a real photo of the card, not a render! The card looks much like the render we saw a couple of weeks ago. We have to assume this is the Fiji-based card because of its size, smaller in length because of the HBM implementation. There also looks to be no air cooling on the card, so this must be the water-cooled version. It is also a dual slot card.
The Twitter posts says, “This new island is one seriously impressive and sweet GPU. wow & thanks @AMDRadeon ! They will be put to good use :)”
Based on previous rumors this card will have 4096 GCN 1.2 stream processors, 256 TMUs, 128 ROPs, and a 4096-bit wide HBM interface, which at its 1.25 GHz memory clock will offer a bandwidth of 640 GB/s. This single GPU solution could offer performance comparable to the dual-GPU R9 295X2, which is faster than NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX Titan X.