Tuesday, November 5th 2013

MSI Announces the Radeon R9 290

MSI is pleased to announce that the new AMD R9 290 is available now for gamers shift away from the mainstream Full HD resolution and enter the work of 4K/UltraHD! Built on the refined Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architeture, featuring more advanced PowerTune power management, improved display connection flexibility and most importantly enthusiast-level gaming performance. Additionally, the new AMD R9 290 supports the latest industry standards such as Windows 8.1, DirectX11.2, OpenGL 4.3, OpenCL 1.2 and the new Mantle interface which leverages the next-gen console technology and Radeon Graphics. UltraHD or "4K" (4Kx2K resolution) is also supported over both DisplayPort and HDMI and supports up to six independent concurrent displays.

The new Hawaii Pro GPU powering the R9 290 runs at speeds up to 948 MHz and is packed with 4 GB of high speed GDDR5 to power your games running at the highest resolutions and with maximum detail settings. AMD's PowerTune technology controls Thermals, Power and Performance to maximize performance and minimize power consumption.

Optimized for Gamers
The new R9 290 4GD5 is packed with features that benefit every gamer. AMD TrueAudio technology allows far more realistic positional audio and the added benefit of surround sound over connected displays.Mantle allows game developers to directly speak to the GPU optimizing GPU performance. This can all be displayed in a glorious UltraHD / 4K resolution as the new R9 290 is leading in performance at 4K resolutions. This can be easily connected through the DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort connectors. Up to six dedicated displays can be connected to the R9 290 for an amazing Eyefinity experience.

Specifications
  • Model Name: Radeon R9 290 4GD5
  • GPU: AMD Radeon R9 290 (Hawaii Pro)
  • Engine Clock: up to 948 MHz
  • Memory Clock / Type: 5000 MHz / GDDR5
  • Memory Size / Bus Width: 4096 MB / 512-bit
  • Power Consumption: 250 W
  • Card Dimensions: 276 x 99 x 35 mm
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