AMD has once again cut the prices of their R9 290 Series and R9 280 Series graphics cards. We of course assume this is better to compete with NVIDIA. The R9 290X, R9 290, R9 280 and R9 285 all see price cuts.
XFX has just launched their latest Radeon R9 290X and R9 290 Double Dissipation graphics cards. Just like the same says these cards will features XFX’s own double dissipation cooler. These cards are built on a custom PCB and there is a very cool XFX logo on the shroud that will light up when the card is powered on.
SAPPHIRE has now added two latest models to the top of the range R9 290 and R9 290X graphics cards and both these models have the privilege of being equipped with the SAPPHIRE exclusive Tri-X triple fan cooler, better and enhanced clock speeds and the dual BIOS.
We all got to know of the new releases of the GV-R929XOC-4GD (Radeon R9 290X) and GV-R929OC-4GD (Radeon R9 290) through the official Gigabyte website. Without any prior notice, the company straight away published details on the website regarding the new custom-cooled and factory-over locked graphics cards which are powered by AMD’s Hawaii GPU.
It looks like custom-designed Radeon R9 290 and R9 290X cards could launch very close to Christmas or miss it all together and be released in 2014. Custom designed R9 290 series cards are highly anticipated because as we all know the reference-design cooling solution on these cards is not all that powerful and extremely noisy.
AMD’s newest Radeon R9 290 graphic card seems to be doing pretty fine for its start with the higher affordability and higher gaming performance. And with the aid of a simple BIOS flash, the card can also be unlocked into the Radeon R9 290X which is the much faster version. Most of the cards don’t come with the option which allows them to be unlocked however those that do seem to be going away at a fast pace.
SAPPHIRE has made yet another announcement introducing a special BIOS exclusive for this graphics card which will aid in performance boost. With its release, the SAPPHIRE R9 290 brought forward the enthusiast level performance and for those who think of the flagship R9 290X model to be too overly priced, they can have all the new features at a more affordable rate in the SAPPHIRE R9 290.
The much talked about Radeon R9 290 graphics card has finally been released by AMD and it has the honor of being the second card which has featured the GCN powered Hawaii GPU core.
We had reported that AMD would be launching their Radeon R9 290 graphics card on October 31st, but it looks like the launch has been pushed back a week to November 5th. So for those looking to get their hands on the R9 290 you will have to wait just a little bit longer.
Many details had been revealed since the Radeon R9 290 was pictured by a user on the Chiphell forums and this one was branded by Sapphire. The card has been based on the AMD’s reference board design which was very much expected from this and the design is more or less like the one which was featured on the R9 290X.
Jan 30, 2015 0