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Gelid Announces Compatibility of Icy Vision Rev. 2 with R9 290X, GTX 780

Gelid announced compatibility of its Icy Vision rev. 2.0 VGA cooler with Radeon R9 290X, Radeon R9 280X, Radeon R9 270X, and NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 780, and GeForce GTX 770. The "Rev. 2 ICY VISION" cooler contains 5 power heatpipes in a unique heatpipe constellation. The heatpipes are interlaced into 85 optimized high-quality aluminium fins. Together with a flat stack fin soldered Copper base, they enable the most efficient heat transmission and dissipation from GPU core in its class. Besides the heatsink, two 92mm UV-reactive fans with 11 blades in S-shape generate 20% additonal air flow than traditional fans. The fan contains a high-quality ball bearing to ensure a longer lifetime in high temperature environments. MSRP: US $55.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Launch Date and Pricing Revealed

NVIDIA's response to AMD Radeon R9 290X, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, is likely designed to be faster than the company's GeForce GTX TITAN graphics card, at a lower price, although it turns out that it won't end up anywhere close to AMD's pricing. The GeForce GTX 780 Ti will be formally launched on November 7, 2013. It will be priced at $699.99. The card is shaping up to be an overclocked GTX TITAN, based on the same GK110 silicon, and with 6 GB of memory. The company will also launch a game bundle along the lines of AMD Never Settle, which will include Steam/U-Play keys to Batman: Arkham Origins, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

Prolimatech MK-26 and Arctic Accelero Xtreme III Compatible with R9 290X

Prolimatech and Arctic independently announced support of their flagship VGA heatsinks for AMD's Radeon R9 290X graphics card. The MK-26 and MK-26 Black Series from Prolimatech, and the Accelero Xtreme III and Accelero Hybrid from Arctic, each support the R9 290X, and will by the same token, support the upcoming R9 290. The three are capable of handling the >250W TDP heat output of the R9 290X.

Koolance Announces its Radeon R9 290X-compatible Water Block

Koolance announced its Radeon R9 290X-compatible full-coverage water block, the VID-AR290X. If the upcoming Radeon R9 290 (non-X) ends up being based on the same PCB, it will be compatible with that card as well. Materials used in its construction include nickel-plated copper (primary block), nickel-plated brass (fittings), and stainless steel (bolts). Tops come in clear acrylic and opaque acetal options. The block features a micro-fin lattice over the GPU area, for heat dissipation. The coolant channel covers the GPU, memory, and VRM areas. Fitting threading is standard G 1/4 BSPP. The block weighs about 910 g. Koolance didn't finalize its pricing.

Radeon R9 290 Probable Pricing Surfaces

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.

GeForce GTX 780 Ti Designed to be Faster than GTX TITAN?

Given that Radeon R9 290X trades blows with the $1000 GeForce GTX TITAN at just 55 percent its price, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, which NVIDIA teased just ahead of AMD's launch, had to be one of two things - cheaper than the GTX 780, or faster than the GTX TITAN, or end up a futile maneuver for NVIDIA. It turns out the chip will be the latter. Leaked 3DMark 11 scores posted on XtremeSystem claim that the GTX 780 Ti will be at least 5 percent faster than the GTX TITAN in the test, and so NVIDIA is aiming to make the chip a faster alternative to the GTX TITAN. What remains to be seen is if displaces the $1000 GTX TITAN, or the $650 GTX 780 from the product stack.

Non-reference Design Radeon R9 290X to Be Available From Late-November

If reviews of the Radeon R9 290X showed anything other than that it's fast enough to make the GTX TITAN look like a bad choice, it's that it's hot and noisy, and that the reference design cooling solution is hopelessly inadequate at keeping the temperatures and noise in check. At some point in the future, AMD was going to allow its add-in board (AIB) partners the freedom to launch non-reference design Radeon R9 290X, or at least cards with custom-design cooling solutions. That point is closer than we think, and could be as early as late-November, according to a SweClockers report.

According to the report, AMD's AIB partners will launch R9 290X graphics cards with custom-design air- and liquid-cooling solutions by late November, 2013. It's when the likes of DirectCU II, WindForce 450W, TwinFrozr IV, Vapor-X, and IceQ X2 will begin to associate with even the most basic R9 290X cards (which start at $549.99). AMD's R9 290X is currently available in only two SKUs, both of which are based on the AMD reference cooler design; the $549.99 standard edition, and the $569.99 Battlefield 4 Edition, which includes an Origin-redeemable key to Battlefield 4 (standard edition).

AMD Releases the Catalyst 13.11 Beta6 Driver

AMD has now made available a new version of the Catalyst 13.11 graphics card drive. Still bearing a beta tag, the updated Catalyst delivers performance boosts and adds support for the Radeon R9 290X and R9 290. The driver also works with the rest of the R9 Series, the R7 models, and the Radeon HD 7000, HD 6000 and HD 5000 cards.

Download: AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta6 for Windows 8.1/8/7

VisionTek Announces its Radeon R9 290X Graphics Card

VisionTek Products LLC, a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PC and Apple Macintosh computers, announced today the VisionTek Radeon R9 290X graphics card. Featuring up to 1GHz clock speed, 4GB 512bit GDDR5 RAM, and compute performance over 5.6 TFLOPs, the $549MSRP VisionTek R9 290X is the fastest graphics card available and outperforms other, more expensive GPU brand-based graphics cards. VisionTek will begin shipping the R9 290X by early November.

GIGABYTE Announces its Radeon R9 290X Graphics Cards

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.

ASUS Introduces R9 290X Graphics Card

ASUS today announced the launch of R9 290X, a new graphics card powered by the latest AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics-processing unit (GPU).

The new card benefits from exclusive ASUS GPU Tweak, an easy-to-use tuning tool for instant performance boosts, 4 GB of super-fast GDDR5 memory for the best gaming experience at the highest resolutions, and incorporates AMD Eyefinity and TrueAudio technologies to enable expansive multi-display setups and bring in-game audio to life with more accurate environmental sounds.

MSI Launches its Radeon R9 290X Lineup

MSI is pleased to announce that the new AMD R9 290X 4GD5 is available now for gamers to enjtake their gameplay to the next level. Built on the refined Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architeture, featuring more advanced PowerTune power management, improved display connection flexibility and most importantly enthusiast-level gaming performance.

Additionally, the new AMD R9 290X supports the latest industry standards such as Windows 8.1, DirectX11.2, OpenGL 4.3, OpenCL 1.2 and the new Mantle interface which leverages the next-gen console technology and Radeon Graphics. UltraHD or "4K" (4Kx2K resolution) is also supported over both DisplayPort and HDMI and supports up to six independent concurrent displays. the new Hawaii XT GPU powering the R9 290X runs at speeds up to 1 GHz and is packed with 4 GB of high speed GDDR5 to power your games running at the highest resolutions and with maximum detail settings. AMD's PowerTune technology controls Thermals, Power and Performance to maximize performance and minimize power consumption.

Club 3D Announces its Radeon R9 290X

In the past weeks you have probably read about the new AMD Radeon R9 and R7 series graphics cards. As replacement for the outgoing HD 7XXX series AMD has announced the all new R9 series high end gaming cards and the R7 series mid range all rounders. The R9 270X and 280X are great cards, packed with features and offering a level of performance never seen before at their respective price points. But the moment is finally there to announce the all new flagship of the range, the Radeon R9 290X!

A new era in gaming has begun and gamers who demand the best deserve a new class of GPU's. These GPU's will carry the R9 label from now on. When you see an R9 card you can easily distinguish it as an enthusiast product. With the new R9 290X cards representing the absolute top of the charts.

HIS Announces its Radeon R9 290X Duo

HIS announced its Radeon R9 290X graphics card duo, both of which stick to AMD's reference board design, with reference clock speeds of 1000 MHz core, and 5.00 GHz memory; and differ only with the packaging. The HIS R9 290X Fan is the base model, while the HIS R9 290X Fan Battlefield 4 Edition is practically the same card, but with an Origin key to Battlefield 4. The base model is priced at $549.99, while the Battlefield 4 Edition could charge a $25 premium over that (still cheaper than buying the game off Origin). Based on the 28 nm "Hawaii" silicon, the R9 290X features 2,816 stream processors, 176 TMUs, 4 Tessellation Units, 64 ROPs, and a 512-bit wide memory interface, holding 4 GB of GDDR5 memory.

XFX Launches its Radeon R9 290X Graphics Card

XFX announced its Radeon R9 290X graphics card, the R9-290X-ENFC. The card is every bit identical to AMD's reference design, and includes an Origin key to Battlefield 4. Based on the 28 nm "Hawaii" silicon, it 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. It features reference clock speeds of 1000 MHz core, and 5.00 GHz memory. Available now, the XFX Radeon R9 290X is priced at $570.

VTX3D Announces Radeon R9 290X X-Edition and Battlefield 4 Edition

renowned brand of graphics card maker - VTX3D, today launched an unrivaled member into R9 series, VTX3D R9 290X X-Edition. The R9 290X X-Edition has the strongest specification and is equipped the latest AMD technologies, such as Graphics Core Next Architecture, AMD Eyefinity technology and AMD ZeroCore technology. Benefiting from this unrivaled graphics card that brings the best performance in every game.

The advanced R9 290X X-Edition is based on a high-end specification and built to play graphically demanding upcoming titles like "Battlefield 4". Suited for 2560x1440 resolution and fitted with 4GB of GDDR5 memory connected via a high speed 512bit memory interface. With overclock setting, R9 290X X-Edition clocks at 1030 MHz core and 1250MHz (5.0Gbps) memory speed. Providing the incredible graphics performance and to satisfy the demand of gamers that playing current and upcoming PC titles.

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.

PowerColor Releases Its Radeon R9 290X Cards

TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards, today introduces the most high end products at R9 series, the PowerColor R9 290X. Being a total new GPU, the R9 290X is packed with dozens of latest technology; gamers now can get intense gaming performance and unrivalled image quality with lifelike imagery by utilizing the newest DirectX 11.2. Also with the support of Windows 8.1, the PowerColor R9 290X deliver all the benefits for Windows users. Most important, the new card supports 4K ultra HD gaming in single and multi-display configurations, users can get the most out of every square inch of screen.

Being the highest end of R9 series, we overclocked the core of R9 290X to 1030 MHz, and together with 1250 MHz memory. What's more, it equipped with high standard 4 GB of GDDR5 and new 512-bit high speed interface, delivering more speed and higher bandwidth for high-performance GPUs. Also, the PowerColor R9 290X features 2816 stream processors offering massively parallel computing power for heavy application.

Radeon R9 290 (non-X) Launch Date Revealed

Around all the buzz surrounding the Radeon R9 290X, we're ignoring its smaller, more affordable sibling, the Radeon R9 290 (non-X). It's being reported that the SKU will be formally launched on the 31st of October, 2013. From leaked AMD presentation slides, we know that the R9 290 is based on the same 28 nm "Hawaii" silicon as the R9 290X, but with a lower stream processor count, standing at 2,560, and a proportionately lower TMU count, at 160. The rest of the components on the chip are untouched, it still features a 512-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 4 GB of memory. The GPU core is clocked up to 946 MHz, and memory at 5.00 GHz, churning out 320 GB/s of memory bandwidth. The leak also highlighted the review NDA lifting time for the R9 290X, which is tomorrow.

Various AIB-branded Radeon R9 290X Graphics Cards Pictured

Ahead of its formal launch, various AIB-branded Radeon R9 290X graphics card packages smiled for the camera, revealing three things - they're all based on AMD's reference design, barring minor factory-overclock, they're otherwise identical, and that it could be a while before we'll see non-reference design R9 290X graphics cards. Pictured below are cards from three AIB partners, Sapphire, Club3D, and GIGABYTE. Barring Club3D, the other two offer Origin keys to Battlefield 4 (standard edition) as part of the package. We know of one other AIB that offers Battlefield 4, XFX.

EK Debuts Water Block for AMD Radeon R9 290X

EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce world's first full-cover water cooling solution for the latest AMD Radeon R9 290X, the new flagship performance graphics card.

EK-FC R9-290X water block directly cools the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas thus allowing the graphics card and it's VRM to remain stable under high overclocks. EK-FC R9-290X water block also features a very high flow design therefore it can be easily used in liquid cooling systems using weaker water pumps.

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX 780 Ti to Counter Radeon R9 290X

With benchmarks of the Radeon R9 290X doing rounds, it's getting increasingly clear that NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 780 won't remain competitive with the Radeon R9 290X for too long; and the R9 290X isn't competitive with the GeForce GTX TITAN enough to warrant a price-cut for the $999.99 SKU. NVIDIA's solution to the tangle is a newer SKU that replaces the GTX 780 from its current $649.99 price-point, which trades blows with the R9 290X. Called GeForce GTX 780 Ti, the SKU could be an overclocked GTX 780, or one that ships with a few more CUDA cores. NVIDIA didn't reveal any technical specifications, other than posting a teaser picture CGI render. To quote NVIDIA on this, "Stay tuned for details."

XFX Radeon R9 290X Pictured

Here's the first picture of XFX' Radeon R9 290X graphics card, [url=""]leaked[/URL] to the web by Danish retailer ProShop. The card sticks to AMD reference design, and we're hearing that it will be a while after its launch, that we'll begin to see non-reference design R9 290X graphics cards. In the mean time, AMD's add-in board partners are spicing up their R9 290X packages with goodies, and factory overclocks that the reference design cooler can handle. This card, for example, includes an Origin key to Battlefield 4 (standard edition). ProShop is pricing the card at the equivalent of $1,550, although we're inclined to believe it's just a placeholder price. Radeon R9 290X should be available from October 24.

Radeon R9 290X Pitted Against GeForce GTX TITAN in Early Review

Here are results from the first formal review of the Radeon R9 290X, AMD's next-generation flagship single-GPU graphics card. Posted by Chinese publication, the it sees the R9 290X pitted against the GeForce GTX TITAN, and GeForce GTX 780. An out-of-place fourth member of the comparison is the $299 Radeon R9 280X. The tests present some extremely interesting results. Overall, the Radeon R9 290X is faster than the GeForce GTX 780, and trades blows, or in some cases, surpasses the GeForce GTX TITAN. The R9 290X performs extremely well in 3DMark: FireStrike, and beats both NVIDIA cards at Metro: Last Light. In other tests, its half way between the GTX 780 and GTX TITAN, leaning closer to the latter in some tests. Power consumption, on the other hand, could either dampen the deal, or be a downright dealbreaker. We'll leave you with the results.
More results follow.

Reference Radeon R9 290X Taken Apart

A HIS-branded AMD reference design Radeon R9 290X graphics card was taken apart by Expreview, revealing its cooling solution, the PCB, the VRM, and the star attraction, the company's new 28 nm "Hawaii" silicon. The pictures match with an earlier, blurrier leak from September. The cooling solution is typical AMD fare, with its copper plate covering the GPU, memory, and VRM areas, aluminium channels, and a lateral-flow fan. The PCB features the swanky new 7.08 billion-transistor chip from AMD, sixteen GDDR5 memory chips (all of which are on the obverse side), and the 5+1+1 phase VRM, which uses CPL-made chokes, IR-made DirectFETs, and a new IR-made VRM controller. The first reviews of the Radeon R9 290X should be published later this month. Find more pictures at the source.
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