Thursday, October 24th 2013

Sapphire Launches its Radeon R9 290X Lineup

Sapphire announced its Radeon R9 290X graphics card lineup, which includes a reference design board that sticks to AMD reference clock speeds of 1000 MHz core, and 5.00 GHz memory; and a Battlefield 4 Special Edition SKU that includes an Origin key to the game. Both products are based on AMD's reference board design. Based on the 28 nm "Hawaii" silicon, the R9 290X features 2,816 stream processors, 176 TMUs, 64 ROPs, 4 tessellation units, and a 512-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 4 GB of memory. The lineup starts at US $549.99.
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10 Comments on Sapphire Launches its Radeon R9 290X Lineup

#1
johnsushant
Kudos to Sapphire for making a little more efforts on the aesthetics of this card.
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#2
_JP_
Sapphire: "This card is going to have stickers on it!" "IT MUST HAVE THEM!"

So Sapphire is no longer featuring hot babes in the boxart. Instead uses that weird robot thing with a heatsink for hair.
I don't know what to make of this world anymore... :(
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#3
Dj-ElectriC
_JP_ said:
So Sapphire is no longer featuring hot babes in the boxart. Instead uses that weird robot thing with a heatsink for hair.
I don't know what to make of this world anymore... :(
If my hair was a heatsink, i would be soooo cool...
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#4
xvi
Dj-ElectriC said:
If my hair was a heatsink, i would be soooo cool...
GET. OUT. NOW. :laugh:

_JP_ said:
So Sapphire is no longer featuring hot babes in the boxart. Instead uses that weird robot thing with a heatsink for hair.
I don't know what to make of this world anymore... :(
Not all gamers are men, you know. Just a little fan service for the ladies this time. You're welcome, ladies.
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#5
Suka
Not all gamers are men, you know. Just a little fan service for the ladies this time. You're welcome, ladies.[/quote]Nice one
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#6
kn00tcn
i would think a mechanical metallic robot is more interesting to more men than women (or kids? though i do like robots)

not all female characters are unattractive to all women, or even not all (straight?) men would care about the character

yadayadayada, a robot actually makes more sense than an unrelated movie quality lady character for something related to 'gaming'
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#7
night.fox
kn00tcn said:
i would think a mechanical metallic robot is more interesting to more men than women (or kids? though i do like robots)

not all female characters are unattractive to all women, or even not all (straight?) men would care about the character

yadayadayada, a robot actually makes more sense than an unrelated movie quality lady character for something related to 'gaming'
do i smell war now :roll: :roll:

i think its a good move that sapphire has change their models.... but robot doesnt seems right... robots are more for kids.. not even teen agers....

although i wouldnt care... the boxes are all in storage anyway...
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#8
xvi
kn00tcn said:
i would think a mechanical metallic robot is more interesting to more men than women (or kids? though i do like robots)

not all female characters are unattractive to all women, or even not all (straight?) men would care about the character

yadayadayada, a robot actually makes more sense than an unrelated movie quality lady character for something related to 'gaming'
I was joking about the fan-service bit, y'know. :p

Women are often desired for public-facing jobs. That's because they're the superior half of our species which is why we put them on box art. It's science.
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#9
DF is BUSY
god, i love sapphire cards


dem aesthetics
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#10
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
I actually like the look of that. Nice Sapphire!
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