WCCF Tech writes the latest leaks point to a $249.99 MSRP for the soon-to-be-released AMD Radeon R9 380X video card. Based on the Antigua XT, this is basically a revised Tonga GPU with reportedly 2048 stream processors, 128 TMUs, 32 ROPs, a 256-bit memory bus and 4GB GDDR5 memory. Core clockspeed is expected to be 970MHz, with a 1000MHz Boost and 5700MHz frequency for the GDDR5 memory.
First thing we want to confirm is that the Radeon R9 380X is going to hit retail for an official MSRP of $249 US. This confirms what we have been saying for months that the card will actually be placed in the sweet spot tier for mainstream gamers which has remain untouched by NVIDIA and AMD. AMD currently has two cards near this price range, the Radeon R9 380 ($199 US) and the Radeon R9 390 ($329 US). On the NVIDIA front, we are looking at the GeForce GTX 960 ($199 US) and the GeForce GTX 970 ($299 US). Now all of these cards compete against each other well but there’s a big gap left between them. For instance, the R9 390 is much faster than a R9 380 and the same could be said when comparing a GTX 970 to the GTX 960 graphics card. AMD will fill up the gap with their $249 US solution, the Radeon R9 380X.