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[VDC] R9 290X is slightly faster than GTX 780 and cost the same

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Gibbo from overclockers.co.uk spoke about the pricing on the new graphics cards, including R9 290X. He also mentioned that OCUK will sell the BF4 bundle which was shown during the GPU14 event.
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R270 is HD 7950 re-boxed and these shall be reference design in beginning and prices from £170 region, so same as our lowest price 7950′s. So OcUK is already at the new price, the newly boxed R270′s will arrive middle-end October.

R280X is the HD 7970 GHz re-boxed and these shall be reference design in beginning and prices shall be around £230 region, so same again as our lowest priced 7970′s. This makes our current Asus 7970′s a bargain as they are TOP and Platinum cards, the equivalent of these in R280 X shall be in the £250-£300 region and available in their R280 X packaging around end of October.

R290 X unfortunately I cannot release pricing or specification info yet, but price wise its similar to GTX 780 but slightly faster, right now, of course AMD could change the launch price at any time.

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Today Softpedia added this information:
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Unlike the Radeon R9 290X, which AMD will restrict to the reference design for a while, the R9 280X will only be shipped as custom models from OEMs. Probably because it’s little more than a rebrand of the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition.

TechPowerUP about 384-bit interface

Few minutes ago there was a rumor about 384-bit interface on the R9 290X, which first appeared on TPU. it was already removed along with the following comment:
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btarunr: It’s 384-bit, yet 4 GB. Mixed density memory chips (just like GTX 660 Ti from NVIDIA). This is what happens when AMD flies people thousands of miles, and doesn’t leave them with a definite specs sheet – confusion.

They removed it for either two reasons: it’s not true, or they were afraid they already said too much. Take it as you will, but it would explain 6GB memory variants mentioned by Softpedia.
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Linus from linustechtips made a fist hands on R9 290X. According to him the red stripes on the cooler actually illuminate (watch from around 11:30)

Where are CrossFire connectors?
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The mystery behind the missing crossfire fingers may lead to the technology called Sideport. In few words this technology could support the crossfire connection through the PCI-E slots rather than separate connectors.

Here’s an old article about HD 4870 X2 from anandtech, which might give you more information about this technology. Of course AMD could now call it in a different way, but the idea is still there.

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Linus got the hookup, Chris Roberts and a 290X? Sweeet. 12:07 made me laugh.
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Linus got the hookup, Chris Roberts and a 290X? Sweeet. 12:07 made me laugh.

Does he say Penis Extension? biggrin.gif
    
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Does he say Penis Extension? biggrin.gif

I played it 3 times in a row and thats what I got out of it. Must have been all that "water" he was drinking talking for him.
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did i mention i want it?

and they light up?? i want 2!!
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Does he say Penis Extension? biggrin.gif

Lol, yeah he did!

Was it a dare?

maybe he's referring to the e-peen enlargement this card will cause? biggrin.gif
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Lol, yeah he did!

Was it a dare?

maybe he's referring to the e-peen enlargement this card will cause? biggrin.gif

That sounds like a logical explanation to me
    
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I really thought this would come in at a price a bit lower than the 780. With their struggling (but slowly improving) drivers, feature set, and market share, I thought they would really try to lure people in with the price point. If the two cards are priced similarly, it would be silly to not go with the 780. Perhaps they're banking on this whole Mantle thing? Am I missing something?
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the lighting up thing is cool. But 384-bit, only slightly faster than 780 while costing the same? Kinda disappointing honestly
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So what was the talk of this thing being faster than a Titan? Just rumor/speculation?
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