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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 280XNVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
GPU nameHawaii XTTahiti XT
Manufacturing process28 nm28 nm
Clock Speed1,000 MHz1000 MHz
Memory3,072 MB3,072 MB
Shader Units4,0962,048
Texture Mapping Units256192
Render Output Processors6432
Memory Interface384-bit384-bit
Memory Clock Speed1,502 MHz1,500 MHz
Memory Bandwidth307 GB/s288 GB/s
TDP255 W300W

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
 GPUAMD Radeon R-200AMD Radeon HD 7000GPU
VesuviusRadeon R9 290Radeon HD 7990Malta
Hawaii XTRadeon R9 280XRadeon HD 7970Tahiti XT
Hawaii PRORadeon R9 280Radeon HD 7950Tahiti PRO
Hawaii LERadeon R9 27?Radeon HD 7870 Pitcarin XT
Shader UnitsRadeon R9 270XRadeon HD 7850Pitcairn PRO
TahitiRadeon R9 270Radeon HD 7790Bonaire
Radeon R7 260XRadeon HD 7770Cape Verde
PitcairnRadeon R7 250Radeon HD 7750
Radeon R7 240Radeon HD 7670Turks
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