The Asus Strix R9 390X Gaming 8G OC boasts a core clock of 1070MHz (20MHz factory OC) with 8 Gigabyte of GDDR5 running at 6000MHz and pushing that memory across a 512-Bit wide bus. The GPU is equipped with a tweaked out Hawaii Core now named Grenada and is based on a 28mm fab on a large 438mm2 Die containing 2816 Shader Processors and a whopping 6.2 Billion Transistors.
Asus packed the Strix R9 390X with so many goodies it’s hard to comprehend a reference model 390X even being related to the Strix. Just for starters they packed on DirectCU III cooling with a Triple Wing-Blade 0dB fan design. We can hear the wheels in many heads turning “So what a fancy name for the cooling design”, well unclick those gears and get ready for an eye-opening 10MM heatpipe design. Those 10mm heatpipes are the largest GPU heatpipes we’ve seen to date. Now pack 3 Triple Wing-Blade 0dB fans on top the DirectCu III and you get 30% better Cooling and 3x Quieter performance than reference designs. The biggest thing for us is an effective design with quiet operation and Asus has delivered that with its innovative cooling design.
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