Both Nvidia and AMD left a pretty large price gap in the graphics card market which ranges from US $200 and US $300. While Nvidia's GTX 960 priced at around US $200 and the GTX 970, priced at around US $290, have their competition in form of similary priced AMD Radeon R9 380 and the R9 390, Nvidia does not have a competing product in the US $250 price range, just where the newly spotted Radeon R9 380X could fit.
We already talked a lot about the fully-enabled Tonga GPU back in August last year, just as AMD was preparing to launch the Radeon R9 285. Even back then, our sources suggested that we are looking at a chip that packs 2048 Stream Processors and a wider 384-bit memory interface, just as it was confirmed a bit later with the diagram of the Tonga GPU. Bear in mind that Tonga GPU is based on AMD's Graphics Core Next 1.2 architecture so it has all the features seen on the Radeon R9 285/R9 380 graphics card.
The newest report from Expreview.com, with pictured XFX Radeon R9 380X Double Dissipation graphics card, suggest that AMD is now preparing a graphics card with Tonga XT GPU, packing 32 Compute Units, for a total of 2048 Stream Processors, 128 TMUs, 32 ROPs and either 3GB or 6GB of GDDR5 memory paired up with a 384-bit memory interface.
The pictured XFX Radeon R9 380X will feature a new Double Dissipation cooler with four 8mm copper heatpipes as well as two easily removable 100mm fans.
We still do not have any precise details regarding the clocks or the actual release date and the price, but our sources are suggesting that the new R9 380X could launch soon and we even might hear more details during this week.