AMD announces new AMD video cards and TrueAudio to




AMD announces new AMD video cards and TrueAudio to

AMD has launched its new video card series’ Volcanic Islands’-GPUs announced. Some of the cards will be already available in september. Some video cards are equipped with AMD True Audio, which enables hardware support for three-dimensional sound.

The top model of the new series is AMD’s Radeon R9 290x, which AMD already had seen . Specifications of the new video cards were not disclosed, but AMD did make some figures on the video card known. The GPU in the 290x consists of more than six billion transistors and takes up to 5 teraflops and memory bandwidth exceeds 300GB / s. The 290x supports DirectX 11.2 and is more energy efficient than its predecessor.
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In the high-end R9 series, AMD brings next to the R9 290 270x and 280x out. For mainstream users, there is the R7 series, which AMD R7 250 and 260X places. Specifications were not disclosed, but prices and Fire Strike 3DMark scores give an impression of the performance of the new video cards.
Gpu Introduction Month Memory Price Fire Strike 3DMark score AMD True Audio
R7 250 September 1GB GDDR5 89 dollars > 2000 no
R7 260X September 2GB GDDR5 139 dollars > 3700 yes
R9 270x September 2GB GDDR5 $ 199 > 5500 no
R9 280X September 3GB GDDR5 $ 299 > 6800 no
R9 290 unknown unknown unknown unknown yes
R9 290x unknown 4GB unknown unknown yes

In addition to the new video cards AMD announced TrueAudio to. True Audio provides the hardware support of a programmable audio engine GenAudio, which can be used. Noise sources in the game world programmed The video card does all the calculations for his account and 3D sound can also downmix to stereo, while maintaining the illusion of surround sound. True Audio will be available on the R9 290, the R9 and R7 290x 260X. Why AMD TrueAudio not all video cards support is unclear. There’s a rumor going around that will be on the new Volcanic Islands architecture, not all announced new graphics cards based but some video cards use the Southern Islands GPU’s, which do not support True Audio.



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