Wednesday, December 11th 2013

Gigabyte Lists Its WindForce-Equipped Radeon R9 290X and R9 290 Cards

While no announcement was made Gigabyte went on and published on its website details on two custom-cooled and factory-overlocked graphics cards powered by AMD's Hawaii GPU, the GV-R929XOC-4GD (Radeon R9 290X) and GV-R929OC-4GD (Radeon R9 290).

Pictured below, both cards come equipped with the dual-slot WindForce 3X 450W cooling solution (three fans, 6 mm and 8 mm heatpipes), and feature a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 interface, a GPU clock of 1040 MHz (the stock R9 290X/290 go up to 1000/947 MHz), a 512-bit memory interface, 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM @ 5000 MHz, and dual-DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs. The cards' prices are still unknown.
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32 Comments on Gigabyte Lists Its WindForce-Equipped Radeon R9 290X and R9 290 Cards

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1nfa76
Oh yeah baby that looks gangster. You must be absolutely buzzing. I will upload my version of that pic for ya. Good luck with ya build and let me know how it runs. Can't believe ur going crossfire also. Please tell me they are quiet as I am hatching all my hope that they are.
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03hdfatboy
Found out I cant use the OC panel with this MoBo :mad: guess I'll be sending it back.
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1nfa76
by: 03hdfatboy
Found out I cant use the OC panel with this MoBo :mad: guess I'll be sending it back.
oh no your joking :-( why the hell not??

I'm thinking of jumping ship to the dark side, yeah Nvidia. lol it cost more admittedly but it kills the 290x in every benchmark I have seen alongside the fact they are really quiet. gonna go for the windforce OC version of course.

Saying that though I keep changing my bloody mind.
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03hdfatboy
Newegg charges a 10% restocking fee :(
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NeoXF
by: 1nfa76
oh no your joking :-( why the hell not??

I'm thinking of jumping ship to the dark side, yeah Nvidia. lol it cost more admittedly but it kills the 290x in every benchmark I have seen alongside the fact they are really quiet. gonna go for the windforce OC version of course.

Saying that though I keep changing my bloody mind.
Stop following nVidia-payed sites maybe?

Either way it sucks that AMD cards are out of stock in most places and gimped in price at the moment, otherwise I'd be really scratching my head at anyone who thinks 4% more performance in 3 out of 5 games means having 1GB of framebuffer less and having to pay 20% more a great deal...


Aaaanyway, where my MATRIXes, Lightnings, TOXIC/ATOMICs, SOCs and TurboXs at?
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