Aqua Computer has just announced their latest full cover water block, the Kryographics Hawaii, which is meant for AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics cards. The block we are referring to here is entirely going to be made in Germany and it has been revealed that this will be milled from 1kg high-purity electrolytic copper raw material, covering the GPU, the voltage regulators and also all the RAM chips.
EK Water Blocks has just introduced the world’s first full-cover water cooling solution for AMD’s latest R9 290X graphics card. The EK-FC R9-290X will fit any reference R9 290X and directly cools the GPU, RAM and well as the VRM. It also features a high flow design that allows it to be used in liquid cooling systems with weaker water pumps.
AMD has officially launched their fastest and most powerful consumer graphics card yet, the Radeon R9 290X. The Radeon R9 290X was introduced back at AMD’s GPU ’14 event, but today it is officially available to consumers for $549.
Swedish e-tailer Inet posted the photo you see above of them opening up a box of Sapphire R9 290X cards. The one shown is the Battlefield 4 Limited Edition version. This just confirms the fact that we will see the R9 290X launch this week. Have you ordered your R9 290X yet?!
AMD’s flagship Radeon R9 290X graphics card is set to launch this week, but it seems like a few websites have accidentally posted their reviews of the card today! That means yes we have more benchmarks for you!
With release of the R9 290X coming up very soon we have more leaked benchmarks. This time we have the overclocked performance, which has been unveiled by the Chiphell forums. The user was able to overclock the card up to 1130 MHz and tested it in various benchmarks.
It looks like some slides showing the AMD Radeon R9 290X performance results in both Uber and CrossFireX modes have been leaked. AMD recently allowed many sites to post 4K performance previews (which we covered), but some sites actually posted the entire performance presentation.
AMD does not want all of the attention to be on NVIDIA since they are holding their GeForce event right now. So they have also setup a brief demonstration of their upcoming Radeon R9 290X graphics card and have allowed many sites to post benchmark tests at 4K resolution.
Yesterday we posted some benchmarks of the R9 290X in 3DMark and 3DMark 11. In those tests we noted that the R9 290X was still beat by NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX Titan. Well the same source as those benchmarks has done a proper review of the R9 290X so now we not only have synthetic benchmarks, but actual game benchmarks as well!
It looks like PConline is one of the first media outlets to get their hands on an AMD R9 290X graphics card. They have run their first round of tests on the card and it looks like it is no as much of a “Titan Killer” as everyone thought! PConline has run the card through both 3DMark’s Fire Strike and 3DMark 11’s Extreme benchmark.
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