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GIGABYTE Announces its Radeon R9 290X Graphics Cards

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    GIGABYTE announced its Radeon R9 290X graphics cards. Available as a base-model priced at $549.99, and a Battlefield 4 Edition priced $25 more, GIGABYTE's R9 290X sticks to AMD-reference board design and clock speeds, of 1000 MHz core, and 5.00 GHz memory (GDDR5-effective). The company's OC Guru II software is part of the package. Based on the 28 nm "Hawaii" silicon, the Radeon R9 290X features 2,816 Graphics CoreNext stream processors, 176 TMUs, 64 ROPs, four independent tessellation units, and a 512-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 4 GB of memory.

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  2. Lars New Member

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    This does not bode well, the Gigabyte 280x is VERY noisy, even with the latest (official) VGA-BIOS which even cant be found on the Gigabyte support page. There is reason that it will re-occur with the Gigabyte 290x.

    I'd recommend to avoid this one until Gigabyte fixes their problems.
  3. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    It seems this is the case for all stock 290x's.
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