It seems that the imminent arrival of the new generation of AMD graphics cards bring a bitter struggle in performance and efficiency. Nvidia currently holds the title of providing the most powerful monoGPU card with its GTX 980 model, in addition to the Maxwell architecture that provides a never before seen efficiency in the market for these components.
But AMD is preparing a new generation of graphics cards also focused on efficiency, and naturally, in outperforming its main competitors.
Currently there is no official information on these cards, but it has leaked out what it seems to be the first performance test of the GPU, codenamed "Captain Jack", a GPU that possibly will shape the expected Radeon R9 390x.
As we can see from this leaked information, the alleged R9 390X offers 16% more performance than the Nvidia GTX 980, currently the most powerful single-GPU, from 56.6 FPS, to 65.6 FPS that this new Radeon model can reach.
The results are an average of those obtained in a test with the latest games in the market, such as Far Cry 4, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, COD: Advanced Warfare, among many others.
Another striking detail is its consumption. If you look at the results table, you will see that AMD has reduced the consumption of this new graphics in more than 80 W, in relation to the R9 290x, with a figure of 197 W, only 12 W more than the efficient GTX 980 with Maxwell architecture, as it seems that finally we will see greater efficiency in the new generation of AMD graphics.
As always, we remind you that these results have to be taken with a grain of salt. According to the site that has published it, Chiphell, it is an engineering sample of a new GPU from AMD, but it’s not even known whether it would be the alleged R9 390X or other lower-end model of the new generation.
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