AMD’s Radeon R9 and Radeon R7 series graphics cards are now officially available around the globe from AMD and its various AIC partners. AMD has announced that three cards are available through retail channels today, those cards include the AMD Radeon R9 280X, AMD Radeon R9 270X and the AMD Radeon R7 260X.
AMD Radeon R9 280X, Radeon R9 270X, and many different AMD R7 series card from several different AMD AIC partners have been unveiled. Many of these cards feature a non-reference cooling design from the manufacturer and some of the more notable cards are ASUS’s DirectCU, MSI’s Gaming Series and XFX double dissipation.
We already know that most of AMD’s R9 and R7 series cards will be available October 8th so it is no surprise that we are going to start seeing non-reference cards pop up from AMD’s AIB partners. MSI posted this a few days ago on their Facebook page, “AMD has just announced their new GPU architecture, MSI is ready, are you? Follow the link to watch the AMD GPU’14 conference: http://goo.gl/tBe9XA”. With the following image:
Rumors about the Radeon R9 290X Battlefield 4 bundle being postponed for unknown reasons have now been taken care of as the bundle is now available for pre order with a specific number of Swedish retailers. Now that the pre order availability of the bundle has been confirmed with this news, the specifications have also been unveiled. We also have access to the benchmark score in 3DMark 2013. Much of the specifications which we managed to get our hands on came from the leaked images of the GPU-z and these were for the Radeon R9 280X, Radeon R7 260X and Radeon R7 240 but now we have much information about the R9 290X as well.
AMD is planning to release three of their sub-$300 new graphics cards at once. The Radeon R9 280X, Radeon R9 270X and Radeon R7 260X will all come to market on October 8th. The Three should be available to purchase at that date and online reviews should go live then as well. With the launch AMD’s AIB partners will also launch their non-reference and reference designed cards based on the three.
While AMD announced their flagship R9 290X last week at their GPU 14 event it was really unclear what the official specifications of the card were, especially the clock speeds. A source with access to a R9 290X revealed to TechPowerUp not only the clock speeds but also ran many benchmarks with the card.
AMD expects The Radeon R9 270X to do quite well for the company. Also being priced at $199, it brings along a huge advantage. Sources from some leading online retailer have revealed quite an interesting piece of information, much to the benefit of the company as it reveals the stop keeping unit’s resemblance to the limited edition Radeon HD 7870 “Tahiti LE.
So much news has been circulating around the social media lately about AMD’s latest release of the Radeon R9 290X graphics card. Online bulletins keep playing around with the official release dates while many wait in anticipation. It was only until the press gathering in Turkey that the guessing games were over and so much curiosity was put to an end by AMD as it announced the official release of its fastest and most high end product in line. The press NDA of all specifications will come to an end on 15th of October this year at exactly 12 AM EST (Berlin time).
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.
AMD recently introduced the Frostbite Mantle; a latest collaboration of AMD with DICE. The Frostbite mantle aims to enhance the graphical power of all GNC architecture GPUs and it is used with Battlefield 4 which has been powered by the Frostbite engine 3. This new API is going to replace the DirectX 11.1 on all GPUs which are compatible with the Radeon.
Jan 30, 2015 0