AMD Radeon R9 280X, Radeon R7 260X, Radeon R7 240 Specifications Confirmed – October 8th Launch

AMD Radeon R9 280X, Radeon R7 260X, Radeon R7 240 Specifications Confirmed – October 8th Launch

Specifications for AMD’s upcoming Radeon R9 280X (Tahiti XT), Radeon R7 260X (Bonaire XTX) and Radeon R7 240 (Oland Pro) have been unveiled. As noticed earlier, the Radeon R9 and R7 lineup are mostly rebrands except the high-end R9 290 Series which would feature the latest Hawaii chip.

AMD Radeon R9 280X, Radeon R7 260X, Radeon R7 240 Specifications Confirmed

The Radeon R9 280X is a Tahiti rebrand but would arrive at a price of
only $299. The same GPU launched at $549 and with almost two years of
experience at hand, manufacturer’s would now be able to offer some
highly clocked models of the Radeon R9 280X GPU to users. The specifications
of the GPU are virtually the same over the AMD Radeon HD 7970 including
2048 stream processors, 32 ROPs, 128 TMUs and a 3 GB GDDR5 memory
operating across a 384-bit wide memory interface. The card
would be clocked at 1000 MHz at base and 1050 MHz with GPU Boost while
the memory would be clocked at 1500 MHz or 6 GHz effective clock speed.

But like i said, manufacturer’s have almost two years of experience
with the chip and most would go for the factory overclock route to gain
more fame. We found out that some manufacturer’s would have the GPU core
clocked high to 1070 and upto 1100 MHz with a few variants such as the
ASUS Matrix R9 290X which was found out by Videocardz.
The memory for the overclocked models would be configured at 1600 MHz
which is 6.4 GHz effective, pumping out 307.2 FB/s compared to the
reference 288 GB/s. This makes the bandwidth of the card comparable to the Radeon R9 290 series which has a bandwidth of over 300 GB/s, nothing short of amazing for an two year old GPU.


The rest of the card specifications confirmed include the $139 Radeon
R7 260X which is a Radeon HD 7790 rebrand featuring 896 Stream
processors, 16 ROPs, 56 TMUs and a 2 GB GDDR5 memory running across a
128-bit wide memory interface. The core clock is maintained at 1100 MHz
while memory operates at 1625 MHz. This is a reference model and one can
expect higher factory overclocked cards
at launch on October 8th-10th. Lastly, is the $89 Oland Pro based
Radeon R7 240 which is the entry level Volcanic Islands chip featuring
320 Shaders, 8 ROPs and 20 TMUs. The card is shipped with a Gigabyte of
memory running across a 128-bit interface while clocks are maintained at
780 MHz for the core and 1150 MHz for the memory. Its bigger brother,
the Radeon R7 250 which is based on the Oland XT GPU would feature 384
shaders, upto 2 GB GDDR5 memory along a 128-bit interface and faster
clock speeds. You can see detailed information regarding the GPUs in the
chart below:

Radeon R9 280X Radeon R9 280X Overclocked  Radeon R9 280X Matrix Radeon R7 260X Radeon R7 240
GPU Codename Tahiti XT Tahiti XT Tahiti XT Bonaire XTX Oland Pro
GPU Process 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm
Stream Processors 2048 2048 2048 896 320
ROP/TMUs 32/128 32/128 32/128 16/56 8/20
Core Clock 1000/1050 MHz 1070 MHz 1100 MHz 1100 MHz 780 MHz
Memory Clock 1500 MHz 1600 MHz 1600 MHz 1625 MHz 1150 MHz
Bus Interface 384-bit 384-bit 384-bit 128-bit 128-bit
Price US$ $299 $329 $349 $139 $89

AMD Radeon R9 280X w/GPUz:

AMD Radeon R9 280X Photo

Radeon R9 280X GPUz

AMD Radeon R7 260X w/GPUz:

AMD Radeon R7 260X

Radeon R7 260X GPUz

AMD Radeon R7 240 w/GPUz:

AMD Radeon R7 250X

Radeon R7 240 GPUz

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