Items tagged with Radeon R9 290x

You may have noticed that the bigger the graphics card, the better the performance. It's not a hard and fast rule, though it often applies, or at least it used to. AMD is taking a big step towards reversing this trend of increasingly large graphics cards with the forthcoming release of its Radeon R9 Nano.The Radeon R9 Nano is based on AMD's Fiji GPU, same as found in the Radeon R9 Fury X and the "most complex and highest performance GPU" AMD has ever built, according to AMD CEO Lisa Su. It also uses AMD's fancy High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) architecture, which is a new type of memory chip with low... Read more...
In our latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Marco, Dave and Iyaz discuss the Microsoft Surface 2, AMD's new Radeon R9 290X, Lenovo's Erazer X700 gaming PC, Samsung's Galaxy Note 3, Motorola's Project Ara modular smartphone concept, details of our latest sweepstakes where you can win and NVIDIA SHIELD Android game handheld system, and a whole lot more! 1:27 - Microsoft Surface 2 Windows RT 8.1 Tablet 10:57 - Samsung Galaxy Note 3 16:15 - Motorola Project Ara Module Smartphone Concept 24:15 - Lenovo Erazer X700 Gaming PC  29:50 - AMD Radeon R9 290X Gaming Graphics Card 35:40... Read more...
AMD ended the work week by making available the same Catalyst 13.11 beta drivers that reviewers were allowed to use when evaluating the Radeon R9 290X graphics card (be sure to check out our in-depth review). The beta release adds support for both that card and the regular Radeon R9 290, along with the rest of the recently announced R9 and R7 Series, though that's not all it brings to the table. Performance improvements abound after installing Catalyst 13.11 beta. One of the biggest gains to be had is in Batman: Arkham Origins. When enabling MSAA at 8x, AMD claims framerates are bolstered by as... Read more...
At a press event today, AMD announced a full suite of new GPUs based on a new, evolved version of its Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. The Radeon R7 and R9 families are the new product lines aimed at mainstream, performance, and high-end gaming, respectively. Specs on the new cards are still limited, but we know that the highest-end Radeon R9 290X is a six-billion transistor GPU with more than 300GB/s of memory bandwidth and prominent support for 4K gaming. GCN 2.0 has been widely rumored as a next-gen feature of the card, but AMD appears to be avoiding that term. They refer to multiple... Read more...