AMD Radeon R9 290X Review Leaked Ahead of Launch – Tested in Various Games With Eyefinity


AMD's Radeon R9 290X flagship graphic card is supposed to launch this week but a few websites accidentally posted the review of the card on their sites today. The complete review of the R9 290X by Hardware.info was leaked which provides us a list of gaming benchmarks showcasing the performance of AMD's next generation graphic card.

AMD Radeon R9 290X Review Leaked Ahead of Launch

We have already got to see how well the card performs at 4K and Eyefinity resolutions against the similar priced GeForce GTX 780 and a detailed look at the overclocked performance which looks impressive just yesterday. You can even see the CrossFireX performance results which were leaked just yesterday showcasing the impressive scaling with two of the Radeon R9 290X GPUs.

From previously leaked information, we know that the AMD Radeon R9 290X features the flagship Hawaii XT core with 2816 Cores, 176 TMUs and 64 ROPs. It has a 4 GB GDDR5 memory which operates along a 512-bit memory interface pumping out 320 GB/s bandwidth. The die measures at 438mm2 housing 6.2 Billion transistors which provide a theoretical compute performance of 5.6 TFlops.

The card features a long cooler shroud that features a blower fan which pushes air towards the internal heatsink equipped with aluminum fins. The aluminum fin heatsink block is featured on top of a large copper vapor heatsink block. Display outputs include Dual-Link DVI, HDMI and a display port while power is provided through an 8+6 Pin connector.

The PCB features a 5+1+1 phase (5 Phase Core/ 1 Phase Memory/ 1 Phase PLL) VRM design featuring the Copper MOSFETs, CPL chokes and the IR 3567B PWM chip. The memory modules featured as SK Hynix built labeled with the H5GQ2H24AFR-R0C part with a maximum data rate of 6 Gbps. There are 6 modules in total which represent a 512-bit/4 GB GDDR5 memory.

  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 24 th October 2013 October 2013 23rd June 2013 21st February 2013
Launch Price $649 $499 $649 $999

We have talked much about the card's specifications in this month so i guess most of you wouldn't need a run down on the specifications and just head over to the various articles we have provided in the links above. The AMD Radeon R9 290X performance results and power consumption can be seen below:

Note - The card has tremendous wattage and produces alot of heat. The new PowerTune algorithm helps keep the temperatures down but only at the cost of higher noise which makes the blower fan runs at 100% speed that is really loud.

Image Sources - PurePCPL and Hardware.Info