It looks like AMD is readying a new SKU to take advantage of the pricing gap between the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 and GTX 970. This will be the R9 380X and it will be based on the 28nm “Tonga” silicon. The R9 380X is likely to max out the specifications on the “Tonga” silicon, offering 2048 stream processors, 128 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 384-bit wide GDDR5 interface that can hold either 3GB or 6GB of memory.
An XFX version of this card has already been spotted, it features the company’s “Double Dissipation” cooling. This cooling solution makes use of an aluminum fin stack with four 8mm-thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes and dual 100 mm cooling fans. The fans are actually detachable, which lets you clean the heatsink underneath.
Mass production of the R9 380X is reportedly underway, so expect a launch very soon!