AMD’s Radeon R9 290X Expected To Cost Around $599
Ryan Martin / 10 years ago
According to a Softpedia report AMD’s next generation flagship graphics card, the Radeon R9 290X, will cost around $600/€500/£400 pre-taxes. The aim of AMD’s pricing strategy is to put some serious competition behind Nvidia’s more expensive offerings – the GTX 780 and GTX Titan graphics cards. AMD’s R9 290X will be available from the middle of October and is based on a new silicon dubbed Hawaii. Hawaii is a redesigned 28nm silicon that has 2816 GCN stream processors, 11 computing units, 172 TMUs, 44 ROPs and a 512 bit memory interface for a hefty 4GB of GDDR5 memory.
6GB variants of the R9 290X are expected at a later date to be “true” GTX Titan killers to those who think that having 6GB of VRAM will make so much more difference compared to 4GB of VRAM. AMD detailed some of the performance and architecture metrics of the R9 290X at the GPU 14 conference earlier this week, which you can see here. A review was also leaked in China, which you can see here, that shows the R9 290X is broadly faster than Nvidia’s GTX Titan in the vast majority of games and benchmarks.
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