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Radeon R9 290 Probable Pricing Surfaces

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. btarunr

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    If at $549.99, AMD's Radeon R9 290X trumps the $650 GeForce GTX 780, and $1000 GeForce GTX TITAN, the Radeon R9 290 (non-X) could make NVIDIA's offerings look even worse. AMD could give the R9 290 a starting price of $449.99, $100 cheaper than the R9 290X. All you stand to lose between the two are 256 stream processors, 16 TMUs, and a slightly lower GPU clock speed, of 946 MHz, according to leaked specifications. Late last week, a handful benchmarks of the R9 290 were leaked to the web, which showed the chip to be highly competitive, and sometimes even faster, than the GTX 780, at $200 lower the price. Arabic publication DarkLord Tech posted a handful more benchmark results to show just that.

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    I'm guessing that is meant to be GeForce GTX TITAN rather than 780 :)


    Wowow, I'm seriously considering this 290. I was thinking about the 280x but I might try and stretch for a 290.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. Might finally make the upgrade jump. If anything, at least it will keep my room warm this winter :laugh:
     
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    Hawaii storm has yet not settle ?
     
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    i believe it should be 2560 SP :)

    Not even close.Hawaii still had Kauai aka sleeping giant.This could be it :p
     
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    I don't think so, losing 2560 stream processes would be terrible. 256 sounds about right to me.
     
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    I think it's going to be priced closer to $500.
     
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    You should also see this:

    http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/32952-amd-working-on-r9-280x-with-tahiti-xtl-gpu

    :) I'll have my eye on this, as well as custom R9 290s and GTX 780 price reduction. If nothing interesting or worthy of my hard earned money comes along in the next spring, might as well wait for 20nm... coupling that with the advent of UHD gaming and the new generation of consoles... one might just hope for 2x performance over this generation (a-la GTX 7900 to GTX 8800).


    Also, what do you guys think, you think we'll see something on 20nm BEFORE the next generation? Like what HD 4770 did awhile back, for example...
     
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    No, losing 2560 stream processes is nothing. Just restart the application. But losing 2560 stream processors that would be terrible.
     
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    Yeh I saw about that. I'm definitely keeping my eyes peeled for that as well. I just wonder if we will get some reviews for this.

    touché...my incompetence in spelling has failed me.
     
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    I throw down my guess of $479. $499 sounds too close, and $449 sounds too far ... hahaha
     
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    That's it, I'm getting one and slapping an aftermarket cooler on it. The hell if I'm gonna wait for AIBs to get their non-reference designs out. I wanna play me some BF4!!!! ;)
     

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