Wednesday, October 9th 2013

Radeon R9 290X Features 64 ROPs

A leaked company slide by AMD confirmed that its high-end "Hawaii" silicon indeed features 64 raster operations units (ROPs). In reference to its predecessor, "Tahiti," the slide speaks of 2 times the ROPs (32 on "Tahiti") and 1.4 times the stream processors (2048 on "Tahiti," so 2816 on "Hawaii"). Other known specifications include up to 1 GHz GPU clock, up to 5.00 GHz memory clock, and a 512-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 4 GB of memory. Reviews of Radeon R9 290X could surface around mid-October.

Source: WCCFTech
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130 Comments on Radeon R9 290X Features 64 ROPs

#1
Dj-ElectriC
There's just no way this card's power consumption won't be off the charts...
Now, i have no problem with power but the noise the poor cooler will have to produce to cool this core. I honestly think that the only way to get along with it is by putting a large copper waterblock on this sucker.
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#2
Fairlady-z
This might be a killer upgrade from my trusty 660ti 2gb lol.
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#3
VulkanBros
Nah ... the stock cooler will do fine....

I once had a GTX480 - It ate so much juice and ran so hot that when a fly came by it lost it engines.....

But enough of the speculations.....give us some reviews Wizz :peace:
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#4
theJesus
by: VulkanBros
Nah ... the stock cooler will do fine....

But enough of the speculations.....give us some reviews Wizz :peace:
Sure, if you consider sounding like a jet engine as doing fine.
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#5
TheHunter
Wow, they sure made some crazy optimizations. 64ROPs will kick GK110 ass.
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#6
happita
The 280X is already in the same power envelope as the 7970 GHz Edition seeing as they're the same card. Unless the newer 290 and 290X have some new power saving features, I'm opting to wait for the next gen 20nm cards. Was disappointed that this gen wasn't based on 20nm, but it's fine, my 5850 can still handle games that require dx11 :D
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#7
HisDivineOrder
AMD really needs to invest some time and money into a custom cooler that makes their ultra high enthusiast card feel like an enthusiast card.

Especially if they want more than $500 for it.
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#8
Mathragh
Well, for everyone thinking poweruse must be way higher than a 7970GHz; This doesn't have to be the case. For starters, the rumored clocks are lower, meaning the card will sit on a lower point of the voltage/frequency curve -> more than linear reduction of poweruse. Secondly, if you take a look at the power efficiency of the 7790 which arguably has the same architecture, and is already on the market, you'll see that its power/perf has improved.

These two factors should result in the poweruse of the R9 290X being lower than just linearly extrapolating the powerusage from a 7970GHz ed to the new performance level, and might actually be a lot closer to the poweruse of current gen top of the line cards.
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#9
adulaamin
Hopefully the reviews are good and I'm still hoping the price would be around $599.:)
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#10
Pinktulips7
Amd sucks!!!

I have been using ATI since 9700PRO way before AMD Monster took over ATI!!!This is one of the worst and ugly looking cooler I ever seen!!!!:D
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#11
Dj-ElectriC
Did you signed up just to tell us you're that of a troll?
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#12
Pinktulips7
This is my opinion,you don't like its too bad!!!!
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#13
Steevo
Who cares if it uses another 50W but runs as fast or faster than the competition.

Most people who buy this should be using liquid or other high end cooling to get the most out of it, or have a case with enough airflow to make sure everything stays cool. I am always amazed when some noob puts a high end GPU in a tiny case with negative airflow, and then expects the card to magically keep itself cool.

Want it to stay cooler and run the fan slower? Positive air pressure and or be ready to upgrade the cooler. If it makes noise half of you wear headphones anyway.
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#14
dom99
I can see the 290 coming my way soon as my October pay hits my account :respect:

I couldn't care less about power consumption as long as temps are kept in check so it can be over-clocked to 290x clocks
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#16
AsRock
TPU addict
by: tacosRcool
I need reviews!
We
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#17
Hilux SSRG
by: Dj-ElectriC
There's just no way this card's power consumption won't be off the charts...
Now, i have no problem with power but the noise the poor cooler will have to produce to cool this core. I honestly think that the only way to get along with it is by putting a large copper waterblock on this sucker.
Stock cooler doesn't look like it could handle a respectable OC.
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#18
1d10t
October 15th might be the longest day....so far :p

by: Steevo
Who cares if it uses another 50W but runs as fast or faster than the competition.

Most people who buy this should be using liquid or other high end cooling to get the most out of it, or have a case with enough airflow to make sure everything stays cool. I am always amazed when some noob puts a high end GPU in a tiny case with negative airflow, and then expects the card to magically keep itself cool.

Want it to stay cooler and run the fan slower? Positive air pressure and or be ready to upgrade the cooler. If it makes noise half of you wear headphones anyway.
Agreed.It just a shame if you could buy $600+ graphics card but paid poorly for PSU,messy cable management,home depot fans in non circulated mini ATX chassis while babbling about temperature.
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#19
Pinktulips7
I am agreed 100%,stock cooler will not be efficient and will be loud too!!!!
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#20
FX-GMC
by: Pinktulips7
I am agreed 100%,stock cooler will not be efficient and will be loud too!!!!
Lol, this guy.
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#21
tigger
I'm the only one
Isn't that a bigger fan than the old stock ati cooler, it might not be too bad. I like the look of it myself.
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#22
TheGuruStud
Wait, wait, where are all of the 512 bit/64 ROP naysayers at? They said it was a pipe dream. ;)
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#23
harry90
R9 290x

If 290x is 64ROP, it will beat GTX titan and NVIDIA will have to say goodbye to its $1000 price.Of course people can wait another 6 months for Nvidia to release something new but consumers buy the GPU's when they need em, otherwise u can wait forever and newer and better GPU's will be made. 10 years ago folks didn't have 4GB of RAM now we got 4-6GB GPU!
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#24
Pinktulips7
by: FX-GMC
Lol, this guy.
Hey hmm this guy ,what?:mad:
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#25
Big_Vulture
by: TheHunter
Wow, they sure made some crazy optimizations. 64ROPs will kick GK110 ass.
adding to that Mantle API, GK110 is a little crying kid:laugh:.
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