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Oh come on AMD, whats the point of keeping all of your customers in suspense? I'm starting to lose to my cool just waiting for some proper OFFICIAL reviews/pricing on the 290X mad.gif

Keeping the whole world from buying GTX 780s and GTX Titans, stealing all the peeps from the Montreal excibit. Id say their tactics are flawless tongue.gif.
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EDIT: Just learned AMD will demo the R290X tommorow.We're going to get some more info. smile.gif

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/33469/amd-will-demo-its-radeon-r9-290x-video-card-tomorrow-in-montreal/index.html

The Event takes place between 3PM and 8PM in Montreal.

 

That's today right?  Seems like that was posted yesterday evening; so that puts the show on for today?

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That's today right?  Seems like that was posted yesterday evening; so that puts the show on for today?

Correct - now its today.
     
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So "civilians" will be allowed to test out R9 290Xs while still under NDA....

Do you guys think theyre releasing it or keeping it NDA'd for another couple of weeks?


Im sick of waiting.
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Correct - now its today.


Anybody on here in Montreal going to the event?  If so, please post your experience.

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I wonder if AMD is stalling because of Nvidia's special even on October 21st, and then they will do last minute adjustments of pricing if necessary.
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Ugh i borrowed my cousins old Geforce 560 to tide me over until 290X is available in Canada - i guess itll free up time for me to play GTA5 on xbox or Last of Us until then..

TAKE MY MONEY!
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I wonder if AMD is stalling because of Nvidia's special even on October 21st, and then they will do last minute adjustments of pricing if necessary.
That seems plausible. Out of the clubs and pre-release, ect,ect., this has to be the longest wait with the most debate and speculation. Usually someone owns it within the first 2 or 3 pages. doh.gif
    
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The stakes are high for AMD on this one, and it shows. They want to knock this out of the park and regain an R300-style market share, and both companies are feinting and parrying at each other right now, trying to get the other to flinch.

If that means I have to wait another week or two while these guys slug it out, that's fine with me. I win.
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Further confirmation about GPU temperatures, this time from WCCFTech reviewer Hassan Mujtaba in the comments of the Chinese 290x review article:
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The results aren't fake, i am not allowed to post any NDA related material on the site but i can confirm from three individual sources that the temperature hovers around the 90C mark plus their are no custom non-reference models to be found at launch.

The card doesn't uses dual 8-Pin connectors, it has 6+8 Pin configuration which has also been confirmed multiple times if you were paying any attention to the images and specification charts that leaked over the last week.

Also goes on saying
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Call me a NVIDIA or AMD fanboy but i know where you two are coming from.

The temperature tests i mentioned in my previous post were done on various software's, not only Furmark.

Source:http://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-r9-290x-radeon-r9-290-hawaii-gpus-gaming-synthetic-benchmarks-exposed/
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