We can now see the first released picture of the PCB which can be spotted under the hood of MSI’s Radeon R9 290X Gaming OC graphics card. This was first revealed in Japan on the weekend and details of this have already been published in an older article.
The approaching Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II OC graphics card by ASUS has been leaked way before its official launch in January 2014. These Asus Radeon R9 290x DirectCU II OC cards are going to be dispatched with factory overclocks and will contain a custom PCB design which will influence its performance over the reference boards and is also going to extend help in enhancing the cooling capacity of the graphics card.
It looks like we have been seeing a lot of aftermarket Radeon R9 290X’s pop up recently. PowerColor is not being left out as shots of their Radeon R9 290X LCS have been pictured. This card will be one of the first R9 290’s that is ready for liquid cooling.
MSI has been teasing their approaching Radeon R9 290X Gaming graphics card which can now be seen in pictures with all its full greatness by GDM.OR.JP. The card which has been tagged as the Twin Frozr 4S OC graphics card is going to come along with the offer of their high-performance Twin Frozr 4S cooling solution and it has been teamed up with a non-reference PCB layout.
We all got to know of the new releases of the GV-R929XOC-4GD (Radeon R9 290X) and GV-R929OC-4GD (Radeon R9 290) through the official Gigabyte website. Without any prior notice, the company straight away published details on the website regarding the new custom-cooled and factory-over locked graphics cards which are powered by AMD’s Hawaii GPU.
It looks like custom-designed Radeon R9 290 and R9 290X cards could launch very close to Christmas or miss it all together and be released in 2014. Custom designed R9 290 series cards are highly anticipated because as we all know the reference-design cooling solution on these cards is not all that powerful and extremely noisy.
It looks like photos of the PCB for MSI’s upcoming Radeon R9 290X Lighting have been leaked. Looking at the details of the PCB we can see that the Radeon R9 290X will be an absolute powerhouse and will may put to rest all of the complaints that R9 290X reference designs do not take full advantage of the Hawaii XT core.
AMD’s newest Radeon R9 290 graphic card seems to be doing pretty fine for its start with the higher affordability and higher gaming performance. And with the aid of a simple BIOS flash, the card can also be unlocked into the Radeon R9 290X which is the much faster version. Most of the cards don’t come with the option which allows them to be unlocked however those that do seem to be going away at a fast pace.
The company has released the Radeon R9 290X Water Block which is a full cover water block and has exclusively been designed for the Radeon R9 290X which is AMD’s very own flagship card. This water block has been codenamed as the VID-AR290X and has been fashioned out of solid copper which also features the nickel-plating which ensures that extra protection is being given.
We have learned from a few different sources that custom models of AMD’s R9 290X graphics card will not be coming till late November. So if you were waiting it looks like you have another month to go. Manufacturers usually need four to six weeks to deliver custom cards to the market. So many of your favorite custom models will not be here till almost December.
Feb 26, 2015 0