The Diamond Radeon R9 300 Series Graphics Cards – The DNA of 4K Gaming

AMD is ready for DirectX® 12. Are YOU?

AMD RADEON™ 300 Series Graphics fully support Microsoft DirectX® 12, with the following enhancements over earlier products:

• Faster Tessellation

• Tiled ResourcesSupport for massive virtual textures, enabling dynamic loading of tiles  into graphics RAM for expansive game world details.

Radeon R9 380:

For Gamers Who Demand the Best:

The AMD Radeon™ R9 380 GPU was conceived to play the most demanding games at maximum details at 1080p, 1440p, all the way to 4K resolution.

Obliterate the opposition with the 4K gaming power and advanced features of the AMD Radeon™ R9 380 GPU. Step up to quality that rivals 4K – even on 1080p displays – with upscaling via Virtual Super Resolution (VSR). Max-out game settings at 1440p, or jump directly to ultra-HD 4K. Be ready for DirectX® 12 games and boost gaming performance at higher resolutions with 256-bit architecture, faster memory interface, and larger frame buffer capacity.

Connect multiple 1080p displays to a single GPU with AMD Eyefinity technology for panoramic gaming, and get more bite for the fight by adding two GPUs with AMD CrossFire™ technology. Plus support for DirectX® 12, Vulkan™ — and the available free Windows® 10 upgrade from Microsoft® – prep you for the coming wave of new games. It’s the DNA of 4K gaming.

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Radeon R9 390 and 390X:

Extreme 4K Gaming for Serious Gamers:

The AMD Radeon™ R9 390 series graphics cards put premium 4K gaming and VR within reach – you’re locked and loaded for smooth, true-to-life, stutter-free gameplay with ultra-high performance and resolution.

Teleport into life-like 4K gaming realism with AMD Radeon™ R9 390 Series graphics. Reign over all the action in 4K with supercharged performance and 512-bit 8GB GDDR5 memory. Add more muscle with AMD CrossFire™ technology and amplify your gaming performance with the superior scalability with up to 4 AMD Radeon™ R9 390 Series GPUs.

Enjoy breathtaking visual performance on up to 6 displays with AMD Eyefinity technology and the latest GCN architecture innovations that support for DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™ API.

Make AMD’s Radeon™ R9 390 Series graphics your ticket to gaming supremacy.

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Make sure to check out the latest Diamond AMD Radeon R9 300 Series Graphics Cards that feature DirectX® 12 support at

www.diamondmm.com.

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Direct X12 – Console-Like API for PC Graphics

If you’re like me, you’re probably left wondering: Exactly how much power does the game developer have? DirectX® 12 is a new, “console-like” graphics API from Microsoft® that empowers game developers with more direct and obvious control of PC hardware. This direct or “explicit” control better exposes the hardware resources of AMD FX CPUs, AMD APUs and AMD Radeon™ GPUs to yield higher hardware throughput and, ultimately, more performance for users.

Simply put, DirectX® 12 allows for new game designs previously considered impossible due to limitations of past DirectX® APIs.

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DirectX® 12 is not just for high-end gaming PCs, either. AMD FX processors, AMD APUs and AMD Radeon™ GPUs based on the Graphics Core Next architecture are already DirectX® 12-compliant in Windows® 10. These AMD products found in a range of devices, including the Xbox One™, everyday PCs, thin and light notebooks, and more. AMD-based products big and small can take advantage of the exciting features DirectX® 12 has to offer.

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There are three major features of the DirectX® 12 API specification that will have a significant impact for millions of gamers, particularly those with AMD Radeon™ GPUs, AMD APUs, or AMD FX CPUs. These features are:

ASYNC SHADERS

Async Shaders allow a game engine to execute GPU compute or memory activities during “gaps” in the graphics workload presented by a game. Async Shaders are a new feature in DirectX® 12 that allow complex graphics tasks to use all available AMD Radeon™ graphics resources simultaneously. Breaking one big job into many small pieces allows the work to be done more quickly, yielding greater performance. AMD’s Graphics Core Next architecture has dedicated hardware, called Asynchronous Compute Engines (ACE), which are specifically designed to do this job at very high speed.

MULTI-THREADED COMMAND BUFFER RECORDING

Previous versions of DirectX® were not capable of fully utilizing a multi-core CPU like the AMD FX 8-core processor. Much of the graphics API work in a PC game would overload one or two CPU cores, ultimately stifling performance. With DirectX® 12, however, the work of a game’s graphics engine can easily be spread over all eight cores, leading to more work done in a shorter amount of time. This feature is already being used by AMD Gaming Evolved technology partner Oxide Games in Ashes of the Singularity, which offers image fidelity that was considered impossible on DirectX® 11.

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EXPLICIT MULTIADAPTER

Previous versions of DirectX® did not directly support multi-GPU configurations. Developers designed their own support in games and drivers, but there were often limitations: minimal control over the hardware, restricted GPU combinations, and difficulty optimizing graphics workloads for multiple GPUs. DirectX® 12’s explicit multiadapter adds multi-GPU support to DirectX® for the first time, giving game developers a much finer and more direct level of control over PC hardware. This control can enable DirectX® 12 game engines to extract more performance from multiple GPUs, and use multi-GPU configurations that were not possible in DirectX® 11.

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Make sure to check out the latest Diamond AMD Radeon R9 390X Graphics Card that features DirectX® 12 support at

www.diamondmm.com.

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All information herein supplied by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

© 2015 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All rights reserved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, Catalyst, Radeon and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. DirectX and Microsoft are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the US and other countries.

 

 

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