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.
It looks like photos of the PCB for MSI’s upcoming Radeon R9 290X Lighting have been leaked. Looking at the details of the PCB we can see that the Radeon R9 290X will be an absolute powerhouse and will may put to rest all of the complaints that R9 290X reference designs do not take full advantage of the Hawaii XT core.
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.
The company has released the Radeon R9 290X Water Block which is a full cover water block and has exclusively been designed for the Radeon R9 290X which is AMD’s very own flagship card. This water block has been codenamed as the VID-AR290X and has been fashioned out of solid copper which also features the nickel-plating which ensures that extra protection is being given.
We have learned from a few different sources that custom models of AMD’s R9 290X graphics card will not be coming till late November. So if you were waiting it looks like you have another month to go. Manufacturers usually need four to six weeks to deliver custom cards to the market. So many of your favorite custom models will not be here till almost December.
Aqua Computer has just announced their latest full cover water block, the Kryographics Hawaii, which is meant for AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics cards. The block we are referring to here is entirely going to be made in Germany and it has been revealed that this will be milled from 1kg high-purity electrolytic copper raw material, covering the GPU, the voltage regulators and also all the RAM chips.
EK Water Blocks has just introduced the world’s first full-cover water cooling solution for AMD’s latest R9 290X graphics card. The EK-FC R9-290X will fit any reference R9 290X and directly cools the GPU, RAM and well as the VRM. It also features a high flow design that allows it to be used in liquid cooling systems with weaker water pumps.
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.
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?!