Topic Title: Radeon R9-290X: Hardware specs and benchmarks of AMD's Titan killer
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 09/30/2013 06:05 AM
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Ahead of AMD’s official unveil of the Hawaii line of GPUs, details, photos, and benchmarks of (probably) the Radeon R9-290X have leaked. The photos and benchmarks seem to confirm that the Hawaii XT (GCN 2.0) R9-290X has 2816 stream processors, split among 44 clusters. There’ll probably be 64 ROPs (render output units), and around 176 TMUs (texture mapping units). The GPU should be clocked at around 900MHz, and there’ll be a fat 512-bit memory bus to GDDR5 RAM. The new R9 GPUs are DirectX 11.2 compliant, while the R7 GPUs don’t seem to be. The leaked benchmarks peg the Radeon R9-290X as equal or slightly faster than Nvidia’s GTX Titan, and around 10% faster than the GTX 780 — strong, and if it’s priced right, it could put AMD back in the driving seat.

http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/167309-radeon-r9-290x-hardware-specs-and-benchmarks-of-amds-titan-killer-leaked



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 09/30/2013 09:03 AM
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The biggest questions are of course going to be power and cost. Rumored prices are about what the 7990 sells for now, but I haven't seen anything about power draw. Either way I'm still happy with my 7970. With DirectX 11.2 being a "Windows 8.1 Exclusive" (at least for now) that's not as big of a perk as it used to be.

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 10/23/2013 05:11 PM
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Yeah, I'm pretty happy with my 7950, but there are just some games that kind of kick its butt when I try to max everything, like Crysis 3 and Metro LL.  I wonder if a R9 280X or R9 290 is in my future.



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 10/23/2013 06:55 PM
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Wait until about April when nVidia releases their new products and the price wars are in full force again.

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 10/23/2013 10:46 PM
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Originally posted by: msdos622wasfun Yeah, I'm pretty happy with my 7950, but there are just some games that kind of kick its butt when I try to max everything, like Crysis 3 and Metro LL.  I wonder if a R9 280X or R9 290 is in my future.

 

Well an R280X is just a 7970ghz edition so don't waste your money. overclock your 7950 to 1100mhz and you'll be a happy camper. 



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 10/24/2013 01:55 PM
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At the very least I'll probably wait until the dust settles before I pull the trigger on one of the new cards.  But you never know when you're going to find your mouse finger on the "Add to Cart" button and suddenly it goes -click- when you least expect it. 



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 10/24/2013 02:12 PM
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Originally posted by: msdos622wasfun At the very least I'll probably wait until the dust settles before I pull the trigger on one of the new cards.  But you never know when you're going to find your mouse finger on the "Add to Cart" button and suddenly it goes -click- when you least expect it. 

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