Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

Radeon R9 290 (non-X) Launch Date Revealed

Around all the buzz surrounding the Radeon R9 290X, we're ignoring its smaller, more affordable sibling, the Radeon R9 290 (non-X). It's being reported that the SKU will be formally launched on the 31st of October, 2013. From leaked AMD presentation slides, we know that the R9 290 is based on the same 28 nm "Hawaii" silicon as the R9 290X, but with a lower stream processor count, standing at 2,560, and a proportionately lower TMU count, at 160. The rest of the components on the chip are untouched, it still features a 512-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 4 GB of memory. The GPU core is clocked up to 946 MHz, and memory at 5.00 GHz, churning out 320 GB/s of memory bandwidth. The leak also highlighted the review NDA lifting time for the R9 290X, which is tomorrow.
Source: CardPU Forums, via VideoCardz
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26 Comments on Radeon R9 290 (non-X) Launch Date Revealed

#1
Mussels
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im planning on a new GPU before christmas, did not realise there was an X and non X model... this gives me MOAR CHOICES!
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#2
buggalugs
by: Mussels
im planning on a new GPU before christmas, did not realise there was an X and non X model... this gives me MOAR CHOICES!
Haha , you should read techpowerup, they been reporting it for weeks!!

Anyway, 290X is at $549, Good Deal!! Cooler is meant to be loud though in performance mode......now I need to know when the non-reference will be released.
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SIGSEGV
by: buggalugs
Haha , you should read techpowerup, they been reporting it for weeks!!

Anyway, 290X is at $549, Good Deal!! Cooler is meant to be loud though in performance mode......now I need to know when the non-reference will be released.
source please ? :toast:
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1d10t
by: buggalugs
Anyway, 290X is at $549, Good Deal!! Cooler is meant to be loud though in performance mode......now I need to know when the non-reference will be released.
You gotta be kidding me...christmas + new year eve + paycheck raise all in a graphics cards :laugh:

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checking the links from Xzibit.Shitty asian...we never have those prices :shadedshu
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#6
nemesis.ie
by: 1d10t
You gotta be kidding me...christmas + new year eve + paycheck raise all in a graphics cards :laugh:

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checking the links from Xzibit.Shitty asian...we never have those prices :shadedshu
This might be more realistic:

http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/32915-radeon-r9-r290x-aims-at-$549-pre-tax-price

€649 for the X

My guess is it may depend on how the reviews look and and the pricing will follow.
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#7
SIGSEGV
by: 1d10t
You gotta be kidding me...christmas + new year eve + paycheck raise all in a graphics cards :laugh:

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checking the links from Xzibit.Shitty asian...we never have those prices :shadedshu
expecting $650 more or less included taxes and (maybe) average mark up by retailer (around 7 Millions Rupiah :wtf: ) in our country. Hence, It would cost totally around 800$ with its full water block. It's not bad, though :laugh: :roll:
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1d10t
by: SIGSEGV
expecting $650 more or less included taxes and (maybe) average mark up by retailer (around 7 Millions Rupiah :wtf: ) in our country. Hence, It would cost totally around 800$ with its full water block. It's not bad, though :laugh: :roll:
Truth is i'm gunning for two R290(nonX),while spectating any review leaks for power consumption.My landlord wont permit power usage exceed 800W :ohwell:
$1300 for two cards,$600 for eyefinity...yeah BRING IT ON!I'm ready to broke and homeless once again :roll:
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#9
Mussels
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i just want a single 3GB card thats at least 30% faster than my two in crossfire, with LESS power draw and heat. that'll keep me happy for another year (and then i might crossfire again)
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#10
EarthDog
Id crap if the 290X was $550.... Perhaps the 290, but not the X...
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Dj-ElectriC
by: EarthDog
Id crap if the 290X was $550.... Perhaps the 290, but not the X...
You'd crap? i'll vomit rainbows.
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#12
Sihastru
by: Dj-ElectriC
You'd crap? i'll vomit rainbows.
And I will burp unicorns...
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#13
BarbaricSoul
by: Mussels
i just want a single 3GB card thats at least 30% faster than my two in crossfire, with LESS power draw and heat. that'll keep me happy for another year (and then i might crossfire again)
Think you already missed that point. I replaced 5870 CF with a single 7970, and experienced little to no performance lose when running stock at 925/1375(yes, I checked my actual FPS and compared them). When OC'ed to 1150/1425, I'm pretty sure I'm real close to that 30% mark.

I do plan on getting a 290 or 290x, depending on cost/performance, to replace my 7970 with. At 1600p, even with the OC, my 7970 is starting to struggle with newer games (25-30 fps in Crysis 3 with high settings for example). Looks like tomorrow I should start getting the info I need to make that decision.
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Prima.Vera
by: EarthDog
Id crap if the 290X was $550.... Perhaps the 290, but not the X...
"EU listings point to €650 including VAT, which sounds about right"
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#15
Mussels
Moderprator
by: BarbaricSoul
Think you already missed that point. I replaced 5870 CF with a single 7970, and experienced little to no performance lose when running stock at 925/1375
yes, thats why the upgrade time is nigh. i dont like the idea of spending ~$400 to sidegrade however, so i want as good as i can afford :P
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BarbaricSoul
by: Mussels
yes, thats why the upgrade time is nigh. i dont like the idea of spending ~$400 to sidegrade however, so i want as good as i can afford :P
I can fully understand that, and that is exactly why I replaced the 5870 CF when I did. I was able to sell the 5870 cards for, IIRC, $275. My 7970 only cost me like $150 or so "out of pocket" after selling the 5870 cards.
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#17
EarthDog
by: Prima.Vera
"EU listings point to €650 including VAT, which sounds about right"
Yeah, tired of regurgitating rumors...

Speaking of...I also do not think it will be an $850 card like that says either. In the states we have seen listings at $729.

by: Dj-ElectriC
You'd crap? i'll vomit rainbows.
by: Sihastru
And I will burp unicorns...
Quoted for permanence... juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust in case. :roll:
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#18
Slomo4shO
by: EarthDog
Id crap if the 290X was $550....
Are you otherwise constipated?
by: Dj-ElectriC
You'd crap? i'll vomit rainbows.
Be sure to eat the skittles in advance...
by: Sihastru
And I will burp unicorns...
Curious to know what a digested unicorn smells like :roll:
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#19
EarthDog
Nope. I would just drop a deuce for specifically that reason.
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#20
PopcornMachine
Question is, why would they release the 290 a week after the 290x?

I guessing, and hoping, that it's a much better deal and they want to get as many people as possible buying the 290x first.
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#21
BarbaricSoul
by: PopcornMachine
Question is, why would they release the 290 a week after the 290x?

I guessing, and hoping, that it's a much better deal and they want to get as many people as possible buying the 290x first.
I'm hoping it's one of two things-

1. The different between the two cards are is so small that with OC'ing, the 290 can come very close to matching a OC'ed 290X, similar to how the 7950/7970 are

2. The 290 is unlockable to being a 290x, like the 6950/6970 were.
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#22
EarthDog
1. Quite likely.
2. Not likely at all.
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#23
Xzibit
WCCF TECH -Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Officially Costs €499.99, €519.99 For Battlefield 4 Bundle – Available Tomorrow
Sapphire would launch a stand-alone variant of the Radeon R9 290X which would feature the reference specs and will retail at the €499.99 price while the Battlefield 4 bundled version would retail for a little more at €519.99. It seems like Sapphire is using their company sticker on the stand-alone version which makes it look unique from the other R9 290X crowd which are re-using the reference stickers and design over and over again.
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#24
Crap Daddy
by: EarthDog
Id crap if the 290X was $550.... Perhaps the 290, but not the X...
Prepare. Just a few hours left.
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#25
Dj-ElectriC
by: EarthDog
Yeah, tired of regurgitating rumors...

Speaking of...I also do not think it will be an $850 card like that says either. In the states we have seen listings at $729.



Quoted for permanence... juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust in case. :roll:
AWwwwwwww SNAP!!!
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