AMD Radeon R9 290 tests: overtake the GeForce GTX 780 for $ 449

Epic with the launch of new AMD video cards of the Volcanic Islands family is far from its completion. Despite the fact that yesterday the flagship video accelerator Radeon R9 290x was presented, based on the Hawaii XT chip, its younger modification of Radeon R9 290 remains under the veil of secrets, which will be based on the Hawaii Pro graphic processor. As you probably already know, the senior AMD video card has received a very attractive price at $ 550, so the Radeon R9 290 has every chance to offer an even more seductive combination of price and performance.

Recall, Radeon R9 290 will receive a slightly cut chip Hawaiii, possessing 2560 stream processors, 160 texture blocks and 64 blocks of raster operations (at the senior accelerator – 2816 stream processors, 176 TMU and 64 ROP). Also, in comparison with R9 290x, the maximum frequency of the GPU will be reduced, which will be 947 MHz. However, a powerful memory subsystem will remain untouched: the Radeon R9 290 will have 4 GB GDDR5 C 512-bit tire and an effective frequency of work at 5 GHz level. The announcement of Radeon R9 290 is scheduled for October 31, the expected price – about $ 450.

Yesterday, against the background of a wave of reviews of the flagship video card site Overclockers.Co.UK «Under the noise» It was possible to drain on the network, including AMD Radeon R9 290 performance data. They, among other results, are present in the following diagrams:

In three of the four Radeon R9 290 benchmarks, it is possible to impose a rivalry not only to the GeForce GTX 780, but even the GeForce GTX Titan. And only in the 3dmark Firestrike test the promising AMD video card is lagging behind the flagship of NVIDIA, but is ahead of the GeForce GTX 780. Considering that the Radeon R9 290 will most likely be positioned as a competitor to the GeForce GTX 770, the given data can instill a very healthy optimism into the ranks of AMD fans. In addition, the scalability of esterism during acceleration looks very good.

With a full review of Radeon R9 290 3Dnews will introduce its readers in a week.


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