1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Radeon R9 290X Battlefield 4 Edition Graphics Cards Up for Pre-order

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    28,381 (11.30/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,608
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    Online retailers are beginning to take pre-orders for AMD's Radeon R9 290X Battlefield 4 Edition bundle, which combines an R9 290X graphics card, with a Battlefield 4 Premium copy, which gives you access to not just the game, but its entire trunk of expansion packs. The bundle is sold directly by AMD, and doesn't bear any AIB partner markings. Swedish retailer Webhallen.com listed the bundle for 7,299 SEK (including all applicable taxes and shipping), which roughly converts to US $1,145. The store page also mentions that it will begin shipping the pre-orders on the 11th of October, 2013. Based on the 28 nm "Hawaii" silicon, the Radeon R9 290X features 2,816 GCN stream processors, 176 TMUs, 64 ROPs, and a 512-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 4 GB of memory. It features full support for DirectX 11.2, OpenGL 4.3, and Mantle.

    [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2013
  2. Xzibit

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Messages:
    1,121 (1.33/day)
    Thanks Received:
    252
    I'm seeing

    Specifications:
    • GPU Codename - Hawaii
    • GPU Process - 28nm
    • Stream Processors - 2816
    • TMUs - 176
    • ROPs - 44
    • Base Clock - 800 MHz
    • Turbo Clock - 1000 MHz
    • VRAM - 4GB GDDR5
    • Memory Bus - 512-Bit
    • Memory Clock - 1250 MHz (5GHz Effective)
    • Memory Bandwidth - 320 GBps
    • Power Configuration - 8+6 Pin
    • PCB VRM - 5+1+1
    • Die Size - 424mm2
    • Transistors - 6 billion
    • 3D Technology - DirectX 11.2, OpenGL 4.3 and Mantle
    • Audio Technology - AMD TrueAudio
  3. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    28,381 (11.30/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,608
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    Oh yes, 176 TMUs, my bad.
  4. night.fox

    night.fox

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    Messages:
    812 (1.34/day)
    Thanks Received:
    387
    Location:
    south korea
    wow.... 1000+ USD??

    I thought it is supposed to be lower than titan? Nvidia fans must be laughing now... lol
    Crunching for Team TPU
  5. Zubasa

    Zubasa

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    3,980 (1.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    457
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Nah, this is usually the e-tailer jacking up price on new products as usual. ;)
    Prima.Vera says thanks.
  6. TheLostSwede

    TheLostSwede

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    929 (0.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    163
    Keep in mind that the sales tax in Sweden is also 25%...
    That still makes it $860...
  7. sweet

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2013
    Messages:
    137 (0.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    33
    The price of Titan on that site is 8490 SEK ~ 1333 USD, of course R9 290X is cheaper. A new card at the same performance point with a lower price than an old card:toast:

    Not to mention that this BF4 version is limited to 8000 samples, and comes with BF4 + premium membership. The BF4 + premium membership costs 140$ on Origin store fyi.

    Do the math and I think the vanilla version will strike at 699$ price point.
  8. mrwizard200

    Joined:
    May 27, 2013
    Messages:
    78 (0.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    50
    Location:
    Houston, TX
  9. HumanSmoke

    HumanSmoke

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,268 (1.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    396
    That 800 - 1000 spread on core frequency is a bit of a head scratcher. If the card is going to boost, you'd think that it would just hit the upper limit on a regular basis.

    Wonder if this a dual BIOS thing. 800 base/900 boost on BIOS #1 and 900base/1000 boost on BIOS #2
    True faith requires no pricing. Just ask the people signing up for the BF4 edition :laugh:
  10. john_

    john_

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2013
    Messages:
    218 (0.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    43
    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    Expensive.

    Hawaii is as hot as a volcano right now but if this price is confirmed I think it will be an equivalent to the “cold fusion” device Spock detonates in the last Star Trek.
  11. dom99

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Messages:
    227 (0.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    32
    In the UK the GTX 780 can be bought for ~£450 not including the subsequent price reductions that will come when the new AMD cards drop.

    Zotac GTX 780 3GB GDDR5 6008 MHz Dual-DVI DisplayP...

    Unless AMD release this card at a maximum of £400 I'm going to just buy a GTX 780 when the price drops.
  12. sweet

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2013
    Messages:
    137 (0.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    33
    You call a card with Titan's performance, 20% lower price and bundled with BF4 + BF4 premium membership, expensive????:confused::confused:
  13. dom99

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Messages:
    227 (0.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    32
    Titan is overpriced by about 30% when looking at price to performance ratio, making that AMD card expensive, not taking into account the BF4 extras as I dont know what this membership thing really is. Im not bothered about it being bundled as I would rather buy the game separatly for ~£30
  14. the54thvoid

    the54thvoid

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009
    Messages:
    3,242 (1.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,471
    Location:
    Glasgow - home of formal profanity
    Sweclockers reported the preorder had been cancelled. Hadn't known that until I read the source article. If we don't see other places offering the package, the Sweclockers article may well be right and this company is not going to ship the cards for the 15th.
    Frankly, if we all look hard at this release, something seems very wrong.
  15. john_

    john_

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2013
    Messages:
    218 (0.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    43
    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    Yes. Forget Titan's price. It is overpriced for a desktop card.
    The problem here is that you also have GTX780, you have many people expecting $600-$650 and you also have a huge gap between $300 and whatever the new price will be.
  16. sweet

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2013
    Messages:
    137 (0.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    33
    Premium membership means you will have all the expansion later. The game is 80$, and the premium costs 60$ more. Of course if you don't really into BF4, why bothering with an BF4 special edition :confused:
    Also, you will have to pay higher price if you want to be one in the first 8000 owners. Like I pointed out above, the standard version can't be higher than 700$
    A side note that 7990 is <699$ now, and AMD has a tradition to place a new flagship at the price lower than the dual card of lower flagship (just like 7970 vs 6990)
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2013
  17. dom99

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2010
    Messages:
    227 (0.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    32
    I agree, the strangest GPU release I have seen since being into PC gaming, I dont understand the Pre-ordering and announcement of all cards without any specs and limited pricing info.
  18. ensabrenoir

    ensabrenoir

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    1,182 (0.74/day)
    Thanks Received:
    186
    People will buy regardless......

    ......seems about right for Amd.... considering their past launches. Huge hyper, lots of mystery and almost as good as a (fill in the blank) performance. Seriously though people..... don't expect it to be too cheap. Slightly cheaper yes....got to hand it to their marketing department though. This would work for no other vendor.:laugh:
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2013
  19. the54thvoid

    the54thvoid

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009
    Messages:
    3,242 (1.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,471
    Location:
    Glasgow - home of formal profanity
    Well, now overclockers.co.uk has it too.

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-015-AM&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1752

    Pretty bad that they're not telling the price but that will be the partners not releasing prices yet i guess. At least they're offering refunds!
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2013
  20. Prima.Vera

    Prima.Vera

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011
    Messages:
    2,203 (2.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    286
    I will wait for benches first and official price second. Thank you very much.
  21. HammerON

    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Messages:
    6,475 (3.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,574
    Crunching for Team TPU
  22. buggalugs

    buggalugs

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    927 (0.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    135
    Location:
    Australia
    Cant take any notice of that price. As has been said, some retailers will add a premium on top for the early adopters who want to be first with the card and don't care how much they pay.

    Doesn't really tell us anything.
  23. Xzibit

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Messages:
    1,121 (1.33/day)
    Thanks Received:
    252
    They make it pretty clear its a placeholder.

    Not sure how people can read it and think other wise.

    Lets see they are offering you a method to reserve your spot for the limited 8000 and if your unhappy with the pricing when its revealed they will refund your money.

    How dare they!!!! :mad:
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2013
  24. the54thvoid

    the54thvoid

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009
    Messages:
    3,242 (1.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,471
    Location:
    Glasgow - home of formal profanity
    I'll ignore your subtext amongst other leanings you have. When did i say it was not a placeholder? My post simply says:

    and

    which is a statement decrying the fact there is no final price listed to pay. Regardless that you are paying for a place in a queue for a known limited number of bundles. You still ought to know the price as the thing you are queuing for is something you wish to buy.
    Maybe where you live you like to blindly walk in and put deposits down on stuff you know nothing about but hey, each to their own.
  25. SIGSEGV

    SIGSEGV

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2012
    Messages:
    505 (0.58/day)
    Thanks Received:
    107
    hey guys look at this
    webhallen has just updated the R9-290X price :D

    [​IMG]


    Thus the price of R9-290x still unknown and remains mystery :laugh:

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page