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.
The double dissipation cooler makes use of two 90 mm cooling fans that only have a dB level of 15dB to 20dB, a large aluminum fin heatsink, 7 heatpipes and a copper base. We are quite disappointed that these cards are not overclocked. So the R9 290X is clocked at 1000 MHz for the core and 5000 MHz effective clock for the memory. The R9 290 on the other hand is clock at 947 MHz for the core and the same 5000 MHz effective for the memory.
Power is brought to both cards by a combination of 8+6pin PCI-Express connectors. The cards will feature a 6 phase digital power design with all solid capicators. Connections on the card include dual-link DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort.
No word yet on pricing on availability but expect a premium over normal R9 290/290X cards.