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.
Expreview decided to go in quite some detail with the HIS-branded AMD reference design Radeon R9 290X graphics card as it was taken apart piece by piece for a review which predominantly revealed the specs and the features. This detaching was done to reveal some of the major components and features such as the cooling system, the PCB, the VRM, and one of the most highlighted of all, the all new 28 nm “Hawaii” silicon.
Well AMD’s R9 and R7 series cards are here and that means that video card manufacturers have released their own versions of these cards with custom PCB designs, factory overclocks and custom cooling solutions. One such company is Sapphire and today we are talking a look at their top of the line Radeon R9 280X Toxic. The card not only happens to be Sapphire’s top of the line card, but also one of the most powerful R9 280X’s out there! Sapphire has loaded this card with a factory overclock of 1100 MHz for the core with a 1150 MHz boost and the memory is also overclocked to 6.4 GHz (effective). They are using a custom PCB with a 10 phase power configuration that features double sided black diamond chokes and solid capacitors. Keeping everything cool is Sapphire’s Tri-X coolers that is made up of two 90 mm fans and a single 80 mm fan. Is this the perfect R9 280X for you? Read on as we take a look!
The block diagram for AMD’s next generation R9 290 series “Hawaii” chip has been leaked by EasyCom in their review of the R9 280X. Recently we covered the R9 Series in detail and talk about the specifications, but until now very little was known about the Hawaii chip itself. Now we will get to see the architectural changes the Hawaii chip has made over its predecessor Tahiti.
A whole new series of Radeon Graphic cards was announced earlier this day by XFX. A string of models was unveiled which included the R9 290X, R9 290, R9 280X, R9 270X, R7 260X and the R7 250. All these form part of XFX’s first attempt towards the AMD range of GPUs and all the above mentioned models feature AMD’s 2nd generation award winning GCN Architecture and PowerTune Technology.
The testing by HardwareCanucks revealed that Radeon R9 280X was CrossFire compatible with the Radeon HD 7970. This has surely brought some good news for the users of HD 7970. The users who were previously hoping to include a Tahiti to the CrossFire can satisfy their wish by the Radeon R9 280X addition which is comparatively cheaper than the HD 7970 models available online.
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