Monday, September 30th 2013

Radeon R9 290X Launch Date Revealed?

At a local press gathering in Turkey, AMD revealed the launch date of its next high-end product, the Radeon R9 290X. The press NDA over the card will end on October 15, 2013, at 12:01 AM EST (Berlin time). This NDA expiry time was disclosed in the slides that AMD showed the press. There's always the possibility that the NDA expiry date doesn't match market availability. It could merely mark NDA expiry for the press to post reviews of their AMD reference-design R9 290X (the only kind of R9 290X that will be initially available). AMD is handling R9 290X launch much in the same way NVIDIA handled the GTX TITAN, in that there won't be non-reference design cards in the foreseeable future, with the exception of cards with factory-fitted full-coverage water-blocks.

Source: DonanimHaber
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28 Comments on Radeon R9 290X Launch Date Revealed?

#1
Prima.Vera
Dude I have the same 5870/5850 cards right now. How much was the performance increase after a 7970?? But no exaggerations please. :)
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Horrux
Any thoughts on the release date? Is it confirmed?

Coz, well, it's today...
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Blín D'ñero
Well according to the diy.pconline.com review:
  • unfinished, to be continued, so stay tuned officially released on October 24

http://img0.pconline.com.cn/pconline/1310/15/3631256_xibaofenlie_qq_thumb.jpg
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Perhaps, high resolution R9 290X will be stronger?

Before the deadline, I received news, AMD on October 24 officially released in China and R9 290 R9 290X graphics, R9 290 performance will happen? R9 290X performance in the ultra-high-definition resolution with GTX TITAN what will happen? GCN general computing performance advantage, R9 290X another kind of surprise? October 24, PConline we will continue to bring you the latest and most detailed evaluation, so stay tuned.
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