Time to Upgrade: AMD Radeon™ R9 380X Graphics Card is Here!

Blog Post created by stella.lee Employee on Nov 19, 2015

Today, we are introducing the newest member of the Radeon™ family: the AMD Radeon™ R9 380X GPU, conceived to play the most demanding games at high details at 1080p and 1440p, for gamers who demand the best.


If you want to be ready for the latest DirectX® 12 games[i], you’ll want to upgrade to this one. With a 256-bit interface and 4GB of high-performance GDDR5 memory, the AMD Radeon R9 380X GPU has the DNA for beyond 1080p gaming.


With the AMD Radeon™ R9 380X GPU, you’ll get the smooth gameplay you deserve, with no tears or stutters. Enabled with the AMD FreeSync™ technology, you’ll experience fluid, artifact-free performance at virtually any frame rate, which means unbelievably smooth, ultra-responsive gaming at peak performance.


Finally, you can step up to quality that rivals 4K – even on 1080p displays – with upscaling via Virtual Super Resolution (VSR)[ii] or prepare for enhanced gaming realism with AMD LiquidVR™ technology and help sustain an ultra-immersive VR presence.


Check out how the AMD Radeon R9 380X GPU stacks up against the competition in EA’s highly anticipated title, Star Wars™ Battlefront™[iii]:





Last but not least, the AMD Radeon R9 380X GPU is also ready for Radeon Software Crimson Edition, the latest revolutionary software update from AMD, which means continued advancements in performance, remarkable new features, and seamless stability with future updates.



The SEP of the AMD Radeon™ R9 380X graphics card will start at $229 USD and overclocked versions will start at $239 USD[iv].


Today, on November 19th at 5 pm CT, the AMD Twitch stream will be playing Star Wars™ Battlefront™, powered by none other than the AMD Radeon R9 380X GPU, so you can see our latest graphics card in action!


As well, be sure to continue the discussion on the AMD Radeon R9 380X GPU on our Red Team Forum, @AMDRadeon on Twitter, or AMD Gaming on Facebook.


Evan Groenke is Senior Product Manager, Radeon Technology Group for AMD. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.


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[i] DirectX® 12 enablement requires an x86 processor and an AMD Radeon™ graphics chip based on the Graphics Core Next architecture. Windows® 10 Technical Preview 2 (or later) and AMD Catalyst™ driver 15.20 (or later) from Windows Update required. GRT-9

[ii] AMD’s Virtual Super Resolution (VSR) feature is offered by the AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury X, R9 390 Series, R9 380 Series, R7 370, R7 360, AMD Radeon™ R9 290 Series and R9 285 graphics cards and is designed to automatically re-render games at higher resolutions and dynamically rescale them for HD displays at higher quality and visual details. Check with your system manufacturer for specific capabilities. GRT-8

[iii] AMD Internal Lab testing as of Oct 15, 2015 with an Intel Core i7 5960X with 2x8GB DDR4-2666 MHz memory, Windows 10 64bit, Gigabyte X99-UD4, AMD Catalyst Driver 15.8 for AMD products and 385.50 for NVIDA Boards. Board manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Star Wars Battlefront Beta was tested at 2560x1440 with a High Preset enabled. AMD Radeon™ R9 380X scored 55 fps, AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 scored 33 fps, NVIDIA GTX 660 scored 28 fps, and NVIDIA GTX 960 scored 43 fps GRDT-86

[iv] As of 11/19/2015