Radeon 300-series rumor repository suggests looming rebrands

Keeping track of all the gossip about AMD's next-gen graphics cards can be tricky. Happily, the guys at 3DCenter have put together a single article that tries to make sense of it all.

The gist of it seems to be that AMD will refresh much of its graphics lineup in the first half of 2015—and rebrands could abound.

According to 3DCenter, the first new Radeons to surface will be the Radeon R7 360 and 360X. Reportedly due next month, those cards will be based on a chip code-named Trinidad, which the site says could be either new silicon or a re-branded version of Pitcairn, the GPU inside the existing R9 270 and 270X.

Next up will be the Radeon R9 370, 380, and 390 series, which 3DCenter says will all be out by the end of the second quarter. The R9 370 series will be powered by the same Tonga GPU as the R9 285, 3DCenter predicts, while the R9 380 series will feature Grenada, a re-brand of the Hawaii chip from the R9 290 series. Only the R9 390 series looks certain to feature new silicon: a chip called Fiji with 4096 stream processors and a massive 1024-bit path to High-Bandwidth Memory.

AMD will reportedly round out the lineup with a dual-Fiji monster in the fall or winter. But it looks like we may have to wait until 2016 for some truly new blood across the lower rungs of AMD's graphics lineup.

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