In a few days, AMD would unveil their Radeon R9 290X and Radeon R9 290 graphic cards which are based on the flagship Hawaii chip to tackle the NVIDIA GK110 core. Over the time we have acquired some information on the new chips but their performance still remains a mystery since the early benchmarks we saw were performed on engineering samples.
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AMD Radeon R9 290X and Radeon R9 290 Gaming and Overclocked Performance Exposed
The new gaming performance results and synthetic benchmarks exposed are from the retail models that have been shipped to tech sites across the world. Only yesterday did multiple Chinese tech sites posted full galleries dedicated to the Radeon R9 290X. AMD hasn’t restricted them from showcasing the cards themselves since AMD itself showed the GPU model at their GPU ’14 event. We know how the card and the PCB under its hood looks like plus we also have some details regarding the specifications but i won’t go into much detail regarding them.
Expreview and ZOL posted their Radeon R9 290X gallery yesterday picturing the card in full detail. we are looking at a Hawaii chip that measure at 438mm2 which is larger than its predecessor and houses around 2816 stream processors. You can check out our other articles for specification overview of the Hawaii chip so we will keep this article focused on the graphics card itself.