PowerColor outs beastly Devil 13 Dual Core R9 390

September 8, 2015 | 11:22

Tags: #dual-gpu #gcn #graphics-core-next #ouroboros #r9-390 #radeon

Companies: #amd #powercolor #razer

PowerColor has released details of its latest graphics card to be built around AMD's Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, and it's a dual-GPU beast dubbed the Devil 13 Dual Core R9 390 16GB.

As is usual in the graphics card industry, the most salient points from the company's release are to be found in the name of the product itself. This latest board design features a pair of Radeon R9 390 Grenada GPUs hooked up to 16GB of memory. As with most multi-GPU designs, this GDDR5 VRAM is shared between the two GPUs - but promised changes to how games utilise multiple graphics processors in Microsoft's DirectX 12 may change this, allowing more of the 16GB pool to be used for unique, unduplicated data to further boost performance.

Delving deeper into the specifications, you'll find the promise of a 512-bit X2 memory interface and 1,350MHz memory clock with a promised 5.4Gb/s bandwidth along with a surprisingly round-figure 1,000MHz stock engine clock. With two of these GPUs on the one card, you'll be unsurprised to hear that the Devil 13 is a bit of a beast: the recommended minimum system power supply is 1,000W, with the card's heat being tamed through a triple-fan cooler packed with ten individual copper heatpipes to form a triple-slot giant.

There's little doubt that PowerColor is aiming the Devil 13 at the very top of the enthusiast gaming market. While the company has yet to announce pricing, it is clearly hoping to tempt buyers with a bundle offer: every Devil 13 Dual Core board sold will include a Razer Ouroboros gaming mouse in the pack.

UK pricing and availability for the PowerColor Devil 13 Dual Core have yet to be confirmed, with more information available on the company's official product page.
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