Just last month we put together our annual guide to the best graphics cards on offer at every price point. The key battles took place at $100, $150, $200 and $300, with top graphics cards such as the Radeon R9 390X and GeForce GTX 980 Ti taking us to $400 and beyond. In the $100 to $200 range it was all AMD as we recommended the R7 360, R7 370 and R9 380. However, the jump from the $200 Radeon R9 380 to the $300 R9 390 left a void that normally we'd expect both AMD and Nvidia to fill with something for around $250. Today we put all R9 380X rumors to rest. AMD's latest graphics card starts at $230, sporting a Tonga GPU featuring 2048 SPUs, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs. Although the Radeon R9 380X is based on the latest Graphics Core Next architecture, at its roots you will find a graphics card that is almost four years old now, the venerable Radeon HD 7970. Debuting back in 2012, the 7970 ran for a cool $550 and was at the time AMD's flagship part. The R9 380X starts at $230, but does it deliver? Read the complete article.