AMD Radeon R9 290 ‘Hawaii Pro’ Performance and Overclocked Results Leaked – On Par With The Titan For $449?

Hassan Mujtaba

AMD's upcoming Radeon R9 290 'Hawaii Pro' performance numbers have possibly been leaked by Overclockers .Co.Uk. AMD just announced their Radeon R9 290X graphic card today at an amazing price of $549 boasting an impressive performance against the competition and would now focus on the launch of their next Hawaii GPU, aka the Radeon R9 290.

AMD Radeon R9 290 'Hawaii Pro' Performance Results Leaked

Spotted by the guys over at Videocardz, the Radeon R9 290 is the same graphic card featuring a cut down version of the Hawaii GPU. The Radeon R9 290 comes with 2560 Stream processors which means only 40 CU’s enabled on this Hawaii part. As for clock speeds, we are looking at 947 MHz max frequency which is yet again adjustable from the Dual BIOS switch with which you can enable Quiet mode or Uber mode depending on your usage. For memory, we have 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM running across a 512-bit interface that will pump out 320 GB/s bandwidth at a clock speed of 5.0 GHz.

The Radeon R9 290 will be powered with an 8+6 Pin power configuration which represents a TDP of over 250W. The display outputs include Dual-DVI, HDMI and Display port with Eyefinity compatibility and just like its bigger brother, it is supposed to run games at 4K resolution with ease. The Radeon R9 290 would hit the market on 31st October for a price of around $449.

The results exposed by Overclockers.Co.Uk show the R9 290 blurred out probably because its still under NDA. But it doesn't mean its too hard for us to guess. Just like the R9 290X, the Radeon R9 290 has impressive performance with Titan-like performance at a price of $449. You can see the overclocked and standard clocked benchmarks in the slides below:

AMD Radeon R9 290 Series Specifications:

  AMD Radeon R9 290X AMD Radeon R9 290 GeForce GTX 780 GeForce GTX Titan
GPU Codename Hawaii Hawaii GK110 GK110
GPU Process 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm
Stream Processors 2816 2560 2304 2668
Base Clock 800 MHz 900 MHz 863 MHz 837 MHz
Turbo Clock 1000 MHz 947 MHz 902 MHz 876 MHz
VRAM 4 GB 4 GB 3 GB 6 GB
Memory Bus 512-Bit 512-Bit 384-Bit 384 Bit
Memory Clock 5 GHz (effective) 5 GHz
6 GHz (effective) 6 GHz (effective)
Power Configuration 8+6 Pin 8+6 Pin 8+6 Pin 8+6 Pin
PCB VRM 5+1+1 5+1+1 6+2 6+2
Die Size 438mm2 438mm2 551mm2 551mm2
Launch Date 24th October 2013 31st October 2013 23rd June 2013 21st February 2013
Launch Price $549 $449 $649 $999

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