AMD Radeon R9 290X

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The Radeon R9 290X is AMD's latest and most powerful GPU set to go head to head with Nvidia's GTX 780 and the GTX Titan, in spite of being offered at a lower price at launch. The R9 290X GPU core is clocked at 1000MHz and packs a 4GB frame buffer. The R9 290X sports a pair of dual DL-DVI connectors, an HDMI 1.4a port, a DisplayPort 1.2 socket and a dual BIOS switch, it supports a max resolution of 2560x1600 on up to three monitors as well as Ultra HD.

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By TechSpot on 95

There's something to appreciate in watching healthy competition between two seasoned rivals. If you've been eyeing the Titan, it seems about time to pull the trigger, whether you take advantage of pending price cuts or settle for the R9 290X now.

By TechSpot on 95

The GeForce GTX Titan blew us all away eight months ago with its mindblowingly fast GPU, cramming 7080 million transistors into a 561mm2 die to provide massive processing power and bandwidth. The catch, of course, was that Nvidia wanted (and still wants)...

By PC Mag on 80

If you're in the market for a high-end single GPU card, the R9 290X is a great option. Just be prepared for the heat and noise when running it at full...

By X-bit Labs on

At the time of its announcement in October 2013 the AMD Radeon R9 290X made a worthy opponent to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 despite all the problems with noise and overheat. However, Nvidia was quick to react by cutting the price of its single-GPU...

By on

AMD Radeon R9 290H gives very high performance and very affordable with a recommended price of U.S. $ 549, forcing NVIDIA to reconsider its pricing policy on the flagship graphics card. As for the direct comparison of AMD Radeon R9 290X with solutions...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

Clock Rates In A Closed Case Let's get straight to the point: do these cards maintain the clock rates that AMD uses in its marketing materials, or do they slowly bleed performance like the reference-cooled models? For the sake of monitoring, I used...

By EuroGamer on

The R9 290 comes highly recommended as a shrewd shortcut to the world of high-end GPUs. Slap on a water cooler, or wait for a customised third-party version with a superior heatsink and fan configuration, and we could be looking at an irresistible proposition.

By on 83

The AMD 290X definitely gives the GTX780 a run for its money and even beats the 780Ti in some benchmarks. Price wise the 290X is hovering around the $600 mark on Amazon compared to the $500 mark for the GTX780 which Nvidia has reduced in response to...

By HardOCP on

As you might be aware we have spent a lot of time AMD's new Radeon R9 290 and 290X GPUs lately. We have reviewed the R9 290X , we have reviewed the R9 290X in CrossFire , we have reviewed the R9 290 , we have reviewed the R9 290X under Windows 7 and...

By Fudzilla on

With the launch of the R9 290X and R9 290, AMD has caused a huge mess in the high-end market. It shook up Nvidia, introduced very disruptive pricing and brought a considerable performance leap compared to previous generation Tahiti parts. Nvidia's two...

By DigitalVersus on 100

AMD reached its goal with the high-powered Radeon R9 290X: to rival the other high-end graphics cards. Just remember, the GPU requires a good deal of power and needs to be cooled down in order to perform at its best, which in turn produces a lot of...

By Benchmark Reviews on

The Microsoft DirectX-11 graphics API is native to the Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System, and will be the primary O/S for our test platform. DX11 is also available as a Microsoft Update for the Windows Vista O/S, so our test results apply to both...

By Hi Tech Legion on

AMD launched its new flagship video card--the Radeon R9 290X. Unfortunately, there are problems with the 290X. Big ones. Including the fact that this card's GPU clock throttles, performance suffers, it runs @ 94C when gaming and the fan is louder than a...

By InsideHW on

When two models from the Volcanic Island series came out last month, we were a bit disappointed with the fact that the model with a brand new chip and code name Hawaii was delayed for the end of October. In the end, they kept their promise, and we've...

By TechRadar AU on 60

This is all shaping up to be a pretty impressive win for the R9 290X then. It's quicker than a GTX 780 and when you push the overclock up a little – to be fair you will only get a little out of it – you'll get GTX Titan gaming performance for almost...

By TweakTown on 97

The good news about the HIS R9 290X 3GB is that it carries the lowest price tag over at Newegg at $549.99. The bad news is that like every other R9 290X 3GB on the market, it's out of stock. This is one of the most common issues when it comes to new...

By HardOCP on

On October 23rd, 2013, the AMD Radeon R9 290X video card was launched. This is AMD's fastest single-GPU video card to date, competing with the likes of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 780 and GeForce GTX TITAN. The AMD Radeon R9 290X may be competing with the GTX...

By TechRadar on 90

So AMD has finally done it: a really fast single-GPU card capable of matching, and often besting, a Titan. Game on.

By on 85

Last week AMD launched their flagship R9 290X and our review concluded that this was the new king of the high end graphics cards. The only issue we had was the somewhat shoddy AMD reference cooling system. We are confident however that Sapphire and...

By BitTech on 90

Therefore, the market could very easily look rather different in two or three weeks, so the best option may well be to hold out a little while until everyone knows where they stand. However, the long story short is that if you're after a high performance single GPU card, the R9 290X 4GB is the best deal currently available.