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AMD Radeon R9 280X iPower IceQ X2 Spotted in HIS Database

So we finally have confirmation on AMD’s new naming scheme for its upcoming Volcanic Islands GPUs. According to HIS’s website, Radeon R9 280X iPower IceQ X2 will replace the Radeon HD 7970 GHz GPU. While naming for other high to low end graphics cards was also revealed on the website.

AMD Radeon R9 280X Information Leaked _1

Although the information has been taken down by HIS now but our friends at VideoCardz were quick enough to capture the screenshots. So far, we know that AMD will start the next generation of GPUs based on the GCN 2.0 architecture with Radeon R9 280X graphics card which will be based on a single Hawaii XT chip. It will replace the current flagship Radeon HD 7970 GHz GPU. It will be followed by Radeon R9 280 GPU based on the Hawaii PRO chip and is set to replace the Radeon HD 7950.

The specifications of the GPU are still not confirmed but the leaked information confirms that the HIS Radeon R9 280X IceQ X2 will feature 3 GB memory along with dual DVI ports, one HDMI port and two mini-DisplayPorts. It will also support Power Tune Boost technology but the changes made to the cooler are still not revealed. We still await for the rest of the specifications but in our earlier report we revealed some of the leaked specifications.

AMD Radeon R9 280X Vs Radeon HD 7970 GHz

AMD Radeon R 280X NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
GPU name Hawaii XT Tahiti XT
Manufacturing process 28 nm 28 nm
Clock Speed 1,000 MHz 1000 MHz
Memory 3,072 MB 3,072 MB
Shader Units 4,096 2,048
Texture Mapping Units 256 192
Render Output Processors 64 32
Memory Interface 384-bit 384-bit
Memory Clock Speed 1,502 MHz 1,500 MHz
Memory Bandwidth 307 GB/s 288 GB/s
TDP 255 W 300W

List of information leaked on HIS website

  • HIS R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Boost Clock 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DLDVI-I/HDMI/2xMini DP
  • HIS R7 250 iCooler 2GB DDR3 PCI-E HDMI/SLDVI-D/VGA
  • HIS R7 250 iCooler 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI/SLDVI-D/VGA
  • HIS R7 250 IceQ 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI/SLDVI-D/VGA
  • HIS R7 240 iCooler 2GB DDR3 PCI-E HDMI/SLDVI-D/VGA
  • HIS R7 240 IceQ 2GB DDR3 PCI-E HDMI/SLDVI-D/VGA
  • HIS R7 240 iCooler 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI/SLDVI-D/VGA

The dual-GPU Radeon R9 290 will be launched later this year or start of next year closely to when NVIDIA will launch its GeForce GTX 790. In the meantime, the chart below will give you a better idea of the comparison between the new and the old naming scheme.

AMD Radeon R9 280X Vs Radeon HD 7970 GHz
 GPU AMD Radeon R-200 AMD Radeon HD 7000 GPU
Vesuvius Radeon R9 290 Radeon HD 7990 Malta
Hawaii XT Radeon R9 280X Radeon HD 7970 Tahiti XT
Hawaii PRO Radeon R9 280 Radeon HD 7950 Tahiti PRO
Hawaii LE Radeon R9 27? Radeon HD 7870  Pitcarin XT
Shader Units Radeon R9 270X Radeon HD 7850 Pitcairn PRO
Tahiti Radeon R9 270 Radeon HD 7790 Bonaire
Radeon R7 260X Radeon HD 7770 Cape Verde
Pitcairn Radeon R7 250 Radeon HD 7750
Radeon R7 240 Radeon HD 7670 Turks
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