Tuesday, November 5th 2013
XFX rolled out its Radeon R9 290 Core Edition graphics card (model: R9-290A-ENFC), which sticks to AMD's reference board design, and tops it up with minimal company branding. The card also sticks to AMD reference clock speeds of 948 MHz core, and 5.00 GHz memory. Based on the 28 nm "Hawaii" silicon, the Radeon R9 290 features 2,560 Graphics CoreNext stream processors, four tessellation units, 160 TMUs, 64 ROPs, and a 512-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 4 GB of memory. The R9 290 is priced at $399.