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So I just got a mysterious package originating from Toronto, from the offices of AMD's public relations firm. Inside was an envelope containing only this incredibly unsettling sight:



http://techreport.com/news/26159/somehow-this-translates-into-a-dual-hawaii-card-right

Is it even possible to cool two R9 290 on a single board on air?
7990 rebrand perhaps.
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The same with pcper

http://www.pcper.com/news/Graphics-Cards/AMD-Teasing-Dual-GPU-Graphics-Card-Punks-Me-Same-Time?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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Seems like gaming is secondary for AMD with the way AMD related articles have been recently...
    
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Seems like gaming is secondary for AMD with the way AMD related articles have been recently...

Recently, it kinda has been, in the US
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Seems AMD is busy mailing snapshots to the tech community hinting at a dual-GPU card...

So far:

BRIGHT SIDE OF NEWS
PC Perspective
TechReport
Digital Trends


I guess this is one way of building up hype...
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Yay for micro stuttering, only a handful of games supporting multi GPU, and long waits for optimized drivers.
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post #7 of 133
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Originally Posted by Kosai View Post

Yay for micro stuttering, only a handful of games supporting multi GPU, and long waits for optimized drivers.
Not to mention just how unimaginably hot that card is going to get.
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https://twitter.com/LinusTech/status/444192888868462592/photo/1
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Yay for micro stuttering, only a handful of games supporting multi GPU, and long waits for optimized drivers.
I never had to disable multi GPU back when I was running dual 480s.
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https://twitter.com/LinusTech/status/444192888868462592/photo/1
I never had to disable multi GPU back when I was running dual 480s.
You were running Nvidia this is AMD who only recently got on their Cross Fire problems.
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Yay for micro stuttering, only a handful of games supporting multi GPU, and long waits for optimized drivers.

Microstutter on the R9 290s? None that I have, or anyone that I am aware of, has experienced. Multi-GPU support is another matter mad.gif
Edited by Slomo4shO - 3/13/14 at 4:15pm
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