When AMD announced their brand new Radeon R9 290X flagship graphics card last week at their GPU 14 event many people noticed something missing from the cards. There were no CrossFireX connectors on the card. This is because AMD will be using new CrossFireX technology with the new Hawaii cards.
We have been talking a lot about AMD’s Mantle API over the past few days and how it will give a nice boost in performance to video game titles that take advantage of it. One such game is Battlefield 4 and according to AMD the Battlefield 4 demo at AMD’s GPU 14 event was running on a single AMD Radeon R9 290X at 5760 x 1080.
With the announcement of AMD’s R9 and R7 “Volcanic Islands” graphics cards AMD has a new flagship graphics card, the R9 290X. This today is currently the most powerful single GPU graphics card available. Read on to see all of the details about this awesome new card from AMD.
At AMD’s GPU 14 event they have just revealed all of the cards in the R9 2XX Series and the R7 2XX Series. These graphics cards are based on an improved version of the graphics core next architecture. The R9 series is made up of the R9 290X, R9 280X and R9 270X. The R7 series is made up of the R7 260X and R7 250.
One of the fastest performing GPU has been leaked out along with a few specifications, thanks to the efforts of Chiphell. The AMD’s Hawaii R9-290X GPU from the ‘Volcanic Islands’ series has beaten the NVIDIA Titan which was so far the best in performance and speed and was also one of the most expensive.