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AMD Radeon R9 290X with Hawaii GPU pictured, has 512-bit 4GB Memory

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by AMDMatt, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. panyan

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    There seems to be some confusion about what the 270x will be:

    So is this the conversion?:

    9970 -> R290X
    7970 -> R280X
    7950 -> R270X
     
  2. humbug

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    You see what happens AMD? no data = lots of people making fools of themselves speculating.

    So give us some real info.
     
  3. N19h7m4r3

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    Since the 290X uses 8pin and 6 pin power connectors, I really hope the 290 is 2 6 pins.

    Just need some OS X drivers support, either from AMD or Apple and I'm in business.

    If not, there's always a 7950 to buy.
     
  4. AMDMatt

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    So the Techpowerup article is guff? Jesus H Christ!!
     
  5. Boomstick777

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  6. humbug

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    How does Gibbo know what no one else seems to?

    whose pie are his fingers stuck in? :p
     
  7. StonedPenguin

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    Cant find it on the video, I coulda swore I heard him say that, Oh well maybe not lol.
     
  8. Fulax

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    Doesn't mention it on the presentation slides.
     
  9. humbug

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    or anything...
     
  10. Gibbo

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    Wait and see.
     
  11. humbug

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    you know to much :p

    so, when is NDA up?
     
  12. Gregster

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    Location: Essex innit!

    In reality, you would have thought that the presentation could of at least said "4GB of 512 bit ram", I am surprised they didn't, maybe something else?.......
     
  13. AMDMatt

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    Interesting so the R290 X is going to be at least £500 then. Damn ill be sorry to see the 7xxx cards go.
     
  14. humbug

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    If it is that wont last long, unless its faster than a 780, significantly. IE at least as fast as a Titan. i doubt that.

    Launch price and price gauging...
     
  15. JediFragger

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    2x7950s people, get em while they're HOT!!!!! :D
     
  16. Gibbo

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    Wait and see
     
  17. Marine-RX179

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    Wait and see
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2013
  18. 555BUK

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    I doubt that. If the board was only designed for a 384bit bus they would surely have made space for just 12 GDDR5 modules, which would have been good enough for 3GB, 6GB or even 4GB of mixed density. Why waste space on a PCB?

    Doesn't the 660 TI PCB actually have a 256bit bus which is actually nobbled down to 192bit to meet a lower price point? This is different than actually designing a PCB from scratch to run inefficient mixed density VRAM. I guess that the 290 could be a nobbled 384bit version of the 512bit 290X?? We shall see.
     
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  19. FoxEye

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    If money was no object :p Unless you're going to buy them for me? :D
     
  20. VincentHanna

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    Thanks for the info re the R9 290, I can definitely live with a slightly slower card than a 780 if it's cheaper.

    Plus Mantle may eventually give it the boost over the Nvidia cards anyway.
     


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