AMD Radeon R9-290X tested and reviewed

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    In this article we review the reference AMD Radeon R9-290X. We'll benchmark these cards with FCAT Frametimes, Ultra High Definition and of course, we'll check out game performance with the latest ga...

    AMD Radeon R9-290X tested and reviewed
     
  2. Titan29

    Titan29 Master Guru

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    It's here finally !!!

    Cant believe the price for 290X is $549 !!!
    Well Done AMD.
     
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  3. Ilya

    Ilya Master Guru

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    when does it go on sale

    newegggg still saying soon
     
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    Great card, awesome price as well, i dont like the temperature and noise levels though. 94c and 43dba at default load levels, thats worse then the 4870x2!
     

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    Solfaur Ancient Guru

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    What an awesome card and what a low pricepoint omg! It costs like half the Tian yet performs the same!!!
     
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    Ilya Master Guru

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    ok im ready to buy

    amd take my moneyz
     
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    DesGaizu Ancient Guru

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    Awesome :0
     
  8. MadGizmo

    MadGizmo Maha Guru

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    Reading. :)
     
  9. MadGizmo

    MadGizmo Maha Guru

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    Impressed. Runs very hot, though. Aftermarket coolers will be very important for this one.

    Thanks for your time, Hilbert. Looks like you have been up all night or started very early. ;)
     
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    Rugburn Member Guru

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    Slap a waterblock on them puppies and go to town...
     

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    JulesCools Banned

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    Amd take my moneys, i want this now!
     
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    That's only the reference version though.....partner cards will be a different story.
     
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    Reference is what im looking for anyhow considering EK already has water blocks available.
     
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    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    Yeah they always do, but we have only got this review so far.
    Hopefully it can shave down 20c and have way lower DBA, but they wont be available until mid december right ?
     
  15. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Arctic Cooling should have coolers for this card at some point. There's your 20c temp drop. :D
     

  16. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    would be nice indeed. makes it on par with a reference 780 then (few degrees difference).
    maybe they are even released before the custom cooled cards arive ?
    Hopefully somewhat lower then prices are now though. just checked at their site and it could cost $119.95 extra. (though its a offiial price at their store so should be available cheaper at other places, on newegg its $74.99 for instance)
     
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  17. PhazeDelta1

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    Well for that price you could probably hold off for an MSI Lightning or something with a custom PCB that has better cooling and power delivery with it.
     
  18. LesserHellspawn

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    Good, good. Nvidia's pricing levels have been a little out of touch with reality lately. One of these puppies would even be an upgrade over my two 660ti, at an affordable level.
     
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    Bravo AMD! Bravo.

    A single card pulling 67 fps @ 1200p in Metro LL and a passable 50 @ 1440p

    Note: 1080 and 1440p are the res i play my games at, hence my comment.


    Still, waiting for Maxwell though.;P
     
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    Awesome review. Another price/performance winner from AMD.

    Got to hand it to them they are doing very well at the moment.
     

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