(Nitroware) AMD Radeon R9 290X Discussion

Subject: General Tech, Graphics Cards | October 28, 2013 - 10:21 PM |
Tagged: R9 290X, amd

Hawaii launches and AMD sells their inventory (all of it, in many cases). The Radeon R9 290X brought reasonably Titan-approaching performance to the $550-600 USD dollar value. Near and dear to our website, AMD also took the opportunity to address much of the Crossfire and Eyefinity frame pacing issues.

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Nitroware also took a look at the card... from a distance because they did not receive a review unit. His analysis was based on concepts, such as revisions to AMD design over the life of their Graphics Core Next architecture. The discussion goes back to the ATI Rage series of fixed function hardware and ends with a comparisson between the Radeon HD 7900 "Tahiti" and the R9 290X "Hawaii".

Our international viewers (or even curious North Americans) might also like to check out the work Dominic undertook compiling regional pricing and comparing those values to currency conversion data. There is more to an overview (or review) than benchmarks.

Source: NitroWare
October 29, 2013 | 12:00 AM - Posted by arbiter

All the Benchmarks i seen on Nitroware says "AMD Supplied" which bothers me considerably. Sure I'm not the only one. I never take word of benchmarks release by the maker of a device.

October 29, 2013 | 05:08 AM - Posted by Daniel Nielsen (not verified)

Kind of hard to game his own benchmarks when he doesn't have the card to make them with.

October 29, 2013 | 09:41 AM - Posted by HyperMinimal (not verified)

The focus of the article is not on benchmarks. Reading the preparatory paragraph might help.

October 29, 2013 | 11:33 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

As of October 29, 2013, the AMD pricing is having an affect on the prices of the GTX 770 and GTX 780. These card prices are beginning to significantly drop.

For example, check out these prices histories on PCPartPicker.

GTX 780
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp42781kr

GTX 770
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp42773kr

November 3, 2013 | 08:16 PM - Posted by Trevor McCourt (not verified)

UK shafted again as usual. $818 for a $600 card. WTF!!!!!

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