XFX R9 380 4G DD, XFX Review, XFX Rocks the DD Coolers Again! (R9-380P-4255)

AMD Features

1 AMD Eyefinty Technology
Run multiple displays from a single graphics board and expand your gaming field of view across all displays.
2 GCN Architecture
A new design for AMD’s unified graphics processing and compute cores that allows them to achieve higher utilization for improved performance and efficiency.
3 AMD App Acceleration
AMD App Accelerator creates a “co-processing” environment in which the compute processing potential in your AMD Radeon™ Graphics processor works together with the system central processor, to accelerate enabled applications.
4 AMD HD3D Technology
Supports the latest stereoscopic 3D content and display technologies Play 3D games, watch Blu-ray 3D videos, and edit 3D photos on your 3D Monitors, TV, or projector.
5 AMD CrossFire™ Technology
Multi-GPU support offers superior scalability Increase our gaming performance up to 2x with AMD CrossFire™ technology, 2.75x for TriFire configurations, or 3.75x with QuadFire configs.
6 Microsoft DirextX® 12
Get intense gaming performance and unrivaled image quality with stunning 3D visual effects, realistic lighting and lifelike imagery.
7 Enhanced Anisotropic Filtering
Improved anisotropic filtering algorithm eliminates distracting artifacts and produces reference-level image quality.
8 Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™
Support of content protected, high bandwidth, 7.1 channels of surround sound over HDMDI and DisplayPort.
9 AMD HD Media Accelerator
Assumes rendering responsibility for HD encode (VCE)/decode (MPEG-4 ASP, H.264. MVC, MPEG2, etc.) and conclusively enable superior video playback quality with advanced hardware post-processing algorithms.
10 AMD PowerPlay™ Technology
AMD PowerPlay™ Technology dynamically adjusts clockspeeds in response to GPU load, saving power for just when you need it.
11 AMD PowerTune Technology
Maximizes performance under load conditions by dynamically increasing the GPU engine clock to take advantage of unused TDP headroom. Also allows users to configure their own TDP limit, within a provided range, for even higher performance or more power efficiency.
12 PCI Express 3.0
Delivers double the bandwidth per lane of PCIe Gen 2 for faster GPU.
13 Advanced GDDR5 Memory Technology
GDDR5 memory provides the highest available memory bandwidth of any memory technology today, enabling higher GPU performance.
14 PCS-Professional Cooling System
The unique cooling technology can decrease operating environment temp. Effectively, and enhance headroom for OC capabilities.
18 Microsoft Windows® 7 Support
Comprehensive OS support including Windows XP, Windows Vista, the very latest Windows® 7 functionality and Driver support.
18 Microsoft Windows® 8.1 Support
Comprehensive OS support including Windows XP, Windows Vista, the very latest Windows® 8.1 functionality and Driver support.

 

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4 comments

  1. I really hate your forced smooth scrolling on the website. It’s awful.

  2. “Lets just say we were happy with the noise levels and PowerColors Split fan design really delivers in cooling and sound suppression.”
    FYI – You might want to check that sentence.

    Nice Review and agree this is a card many should gravitate toward if on 3-5 year run @1080p, and believing in the near term they could see a 1440p panel on there desktop!

    Now lets hope panel manufactures can start offering in 1440p panels with FreeSync (nothing all that fancy) for more like $350 and give folks a nudge.

  3. How can you test PC products, which rely on heat, in a desert climate? These results are skewed so much. Most reviews give praise to the XFX’s cooling. Your overclocks are complete garbage. Maybe because…mmm. You’re in the desert?

    Before you write a review make sure you list that your climate is absolutely ridiculous in comparison to every other person who would purchase this card.

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