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.
It has been confirmed by many sources that AMD’s Radeon R9 290 graphics card will launch on October 31st. This is news at many people had thought that AMD would release both the R9 290X and R9 290 at the same time.
Hightech Information Systems (HIS) has just announced their R9 280X iPower IceQX2 Turbo Boost Clock 3GB GDDR5. This R9 280X from HIS features iPower for more voltage and boost clock & turbo for better performance.
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.
This past week AMD released their third quarter earnings and it looks like they are back to being a profitable company. These results beat analyst expectations, although their PC business continues to shrink.
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.
Not that long ago Origin PC announced that it would no longer be offering AMD GPUs in their systems. They would still offer AMD CPUs, but they would only be using NVIDIA graphics from here on out. Many people speculated that NVIDIA was paying Origin PC to drop AMD and exclusively use NVIDIA GPUs.