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AMD Radeon Vesuvius has two Hawaii XT GPUs
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Default AMD Radeon Vesuvius has two Hawaii XT GPUs - 11-15-2013, 15:23 | posts: 19,564 | Location: Guru3D testlab

VR-Zone mentions that AMD is baking a new dual-GPU graphics card.The AMD Radeon R9 290 X2 it could be called would be based on two R9 290X GPUs slapped on one PCB. Do the math en realize that's a n...

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Default 11-15-2013, 15:41 | posts: 31 | Location: Netherlands, Langerak ZH

Hmmm, looks like I might need a nuclear reactor after all :')
   
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Default 11-15-2013, 15:46 | posts: 15,586 | Location: US East Coast

Hope this thing doesn't erupt.....


   
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Default 11-15-2013, 15:48 | posts: 118 | Location: Singapore

It's going to produce some ridiculous heat.

Hopefully it comes with a liquid cooler or something.
   
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Cool U - 11-15-2013, 15:49 | posts: 17

Fu..king Jesus what a spec it is. Even i7 4770k will struggle to feed the AMD R9290X X2
   
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Default 11-15-2013, 16:15 | posts: 122 | Location: Freiburg, Germany

....and the drivers for it will be ridiculous.
   
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Default 11-15-2013, 16:18 | posts: 139 | Location: canada

this will be awesome but its going to need a liquid cooler or some sort of vapor chamber sort of thing. probably going to limited to 375w unless they add an extra power connecter.
   
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Default 11-15-2013, 17:12 | posts: 8,164 | Location: UK

Probably have about 10x 8 Pins, all the way along the shroud

and just after switch on :-


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Default 11-15-2013, 17:19 | posts: 15,586 | Location: US East Coast

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....and the drivers for it will be ridiculous.
It's amazing how many more NVidia users complain about AMD drivers.....than AMD users...

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Probably have about 10x 8 Pins, all the way along the shroud

and just after switch on :-

Noooo... When you power on the system, the people in Pompeii (well, Naples now) will run in fear...



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Default 11-15-2013, 17:42 | posts: 3,857 | Location: MI, USA

Are they sure that this isn't part of the thermi series as well? I'm betting it'll have a pretty hefty underclock at least for the reference cooler.
   
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Default 11-15-2013, 17:58 | posts: 85 | Location: https://

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....and the drivers for it will be ridiculous.
Don't be naive! The improvement is there and they are catching up faster than than ever before, next year drivers won't matter any more because they will be more or less equal.

All of attention is on G-Sync and Mantle this will determine next year's trend and the leading positions, both are great I want both but that's just wishful thinking.
   
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Default 11-15-2013, 18:06 | posts: 386 | Location: Novyy Yeropol

It'll be sure to deliver face-melting graphics, lol.
   
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Default 11-15-2013, 18:18 | posts: 24,319 | Location: Hampshire UK

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....and the drivers for it will be ridiculous.
Poor attempt. I'm sure you can do better.
   
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Default 11-15-2013, 18:32 | posts: 4,652 | Location: FLA,USA

Yay a $1100 space heater. What's the over under on TDP?

790 incoming.
   
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Default 11-15-2013, 18:50 | posts: 30 | Location: Algeria

Need custom 290
   
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Default 11-15-2013, 19:02 | posts: 210 | Location: Boston, MA

Hopefully they reuse the 290x's blower...
   
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Default 11-15-2013, 19:32 | posts: 8,471 | Location: London, Ontario

Dear lord. Massive underclock is the only feasible way I see this happening.
   
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Default 11-15-2013, 19:35 | posts: 8,164 | Location: UK

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....and the drivers for it will be ridiculously good.
Agreed

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VR-Zone mentions that AMD is baking
Im not surprised, they should switch the buggers off

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Default 11-15-2013, 19:37 | posts: 33 | Location: Portugal

It will most likely look like this :


   
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Default 11-15-2013, 19:38 | posts: 8,164 | Location: UK

^Lmfao
   
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Default 11-15-2013, 19:53 | posts: 95

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Fu..king Jesus what a spec it is. Even i7 4770k will struggle to feed the AMD R9290X X2
Even an i5 will be plenty.
   
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Default 11-15-2013, 19:58 | posts: 4,458 | Location: Washington DC

Well the name sure is appropriate
   
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Default 11-15-2013, 20:24 | posts: 139 | Location: canada

I don't understand why people complain about the drivers they're fine on my apu with crossfire do most people complaining even use amd graphics? I own both amd and Nvidia and theyre both good
   
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Default 11-15-2013, 20:35 | posts: 15,586 | Location: US East Coast

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I don't understand why people complain about the drivers they're fine on my apu with crossfire do most people complaining even use amd graphics? I own both amd and Nvidia and theyre both good
Not that I've seen. Most of those whining about AMD drivers in these types of threads are NVidia users that have little or no experience with AMD drivers....or their only experience was nearly a decade ago.


   
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Default 11-15-2013, 21:22 | posts: 30 | Location: Algeria

they used an excelent cooling solution on the 7990, they could bring another one to this monster, and for people complaining about drivers the 7990 is number one in almost all benchs ( frame pacing is actualy working )
   
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