The approaching Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II OC graphics card by ASUS has been leaked way before its official launch in January 2014. These Asus Radeon R9 290x DirectCU II OC cards are going to be dispatched with factory overclocks and will contain a custom PCB design which will influence its performance over the reference boards and is also going to extend help in enhancing the cooling capacity of the graphics card.
It looks like we have been seeing a lot of aftermarket Radeon R9 290X’s pop up recently. PowerColor is not being left out as shots of their Radeon R9 290X LCS have been pictured. This card will be one of the first R9 290’s that is ready for liquid cooling.
MSI has been teasing their approaching Radeon R9 290X Gaming graphics card which can now be seen in pictures with all its full greatness by GDM.OR.JP. The card which has been tagged as the Twin Frozr 4S OC graphics card is going to come along with the offer of their high-performance Twin Frozr 4S cooling solution and it has been teamed up with a non-reference PCB layout.
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.
Today we are checking out our third Radeon R9 280X graphics card. The previous two cards were from Sapphire and Gigabyte and both those cards featured factory overclocks and custom cooling solutions. That card we are taking a look at today is no different. The ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP features a factory overclock up to 1070 MHz, ASUS’s own DirectCU II cooling solution, DIGI+ VRM with 12-phase Super Alloy Power, and ASUS’s own GPU Tweak utility for easy tuning and monitoring of the card. Will this be your choice when looking at a Radeon R9 280X? Read on and find out!
Gigabyte has taken off with an amendment project of its Radeon R7 250 OC graphics card. This one offers its 100 mm fan-heat sink and this same one was offered on the Radeon R7 240 OC graphics card.
The card has been equipped with a blue Ultra Durable 2 PCB along with Gigabyte’s in-house fan-heat sink design which makes use of aluminium hinder with a copper core and spirally kind of projecting ridges.
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.
Many of the models of the Radeon R9 200 series graphics card have been modified into Battlefield 4 special editions by Gigabyte but the R9 290 series have been excluded from the special editions range. The most exciting part of this collaboration with Battlefield is going to be the surprise feature of the Origin keys to Battlefield 4 with the graphic cards package.
Sapphire has rolled out another Radeon R9 270 graphics card. This will be a factory-overclocked variant, the R9 270 Boost OC Edition. The card looks pretty much identical to the R9 270 Dual-X which Sapphire launched in mid-November.
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.
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