Radeon R9 290X2 

Released June, 2014
  • 1 GHz
  • 8 GB GDDR5
The Radeon R9 290X features a full blow Hawaii chip with 2816 Shaders (SPs), 44 ROPs (Raster Operators) and 176 TMUs (Texture mapping units).
by hassan-mujtaba (Oct, 2013)
The GeForce GTX 780 Ti would essentially make the Titan obsolete if its faster in performance and even if it does ship with a 3 GB VRAM buffer.
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Features Key features of the Radeon R9 290X2

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon R9 290X2
128 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX TITAN Z
84.6 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1080
102.8 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon R9 290X2
352 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1080
257.1 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX TITAN Z
338.4 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R9 290X2
11,264 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX TITAN Z
8,122 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1080
8,228 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

Radeon R9 290X2
5,632

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Radeon R9 290X2
352

compute units Discrete cores within the GPU

Radeon R9 290X2
88

In The News From around the web

Today we examine what value the PowerColor PCS+ R9 290X holds compared to overclocked GeForce GTX 970.
The performance that [H]ard|OCP saw after overclocking the 290X was much closer, in some games even matching it but usually about 5-10% slower than the GTX 980, making it quite obvious which card is the better value.
I am upgrading to the MSI Radeon R9 290X Lightning with a Cooler Master Silent Pro 850W PSU.
As you can see from the above shot from our article, you'd be looking at around 450-600W or so under full load.
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NVIDIA 344.65 Drivers and GeForce Experience 2.1.4.0

by Jarred Walton |
www.anandtech.com
The holiday gaming deluge is in full effect, and I suspect we'll see quite a few more "Game Ready" driver updates between now and the new year.
This is really a great way of doing things on the part of NVIDIA, as users can download the driver and be ready to play as soon as the game unlocks on Steam.
Tomb Raider numbers are fantastic across the board, and our heavily overclocked Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X OC puts out an impressive 47 FPS minimum and 70 FPS average at the highest resolution.
The big increase in the memory clock, though, is what really gets our attention, especially since memory clocks are something most companies tend to not worry about.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GPU brand AMD
GPU name Hawaii
Market Desktop
Clock speed 1,000 MHz
Is dual GPU Yes
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 5,632
Texture mapping units 352
Render output processors 128
Compute units 88
Pixel rate 128 GPixel/s
Texture rate 352 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 11,264 GFLOPS

memory

Memory clock speed 1,350 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,400 MHz
Memory bus 1,024 bit
Memory 8,192 MB
Memory type GDDR5

noise and power

TDP 580W
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add the rate for this card please
my motherboard MSI 970 can support this card?
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