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Gigabyte's Radeon R9 290X WindForce Spotted

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a c 91 U Graphics card
December 11, 2013 3:33:11 PM

ahh, these finally begin to show up :D 
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December 11, 2013 3:41:48 PM

Hopefully I can pick one up before the miners clean 'em out.
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a c 172 U Graphics card
December 11, 2013 3:42:45 PM

cant wait to see some benches of how these cards SHOULD have been made.
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December 11, 2013 3:46:54 PM

& in a best form as this will be excellent solution that will not cost much more then stock based ones.
It will probably be a best market solution!
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December 11, 2013 3:51:57 PM

Instead of "the way its meant to be played" it will be a case of "the way it should have been built"
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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2013 4:03:06 PM

yea they also have a 4GB version of the R9 270x coming too. :p 
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December 11, 2013 4:06:29 PM

Am I the only one who dislikes the new I/O panel compared to the old one?

I always thought a single slot I/O with a full width vent was a cleaner look. I also am a big fan of miniDP and HDMI over DVI or DP.

Yes I do realize it has an HDMI out, I just with it had only that and 5 miniDP connectors for eyefinity 6 connectivity.
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a c 159 U Graphics card
December 11, 2013 4:37:47 PM

Hando567,
DP1.2 supports up to four 1920x1200 monitors via a single DP connection using either Daisy Chain (supported monitors) or a DP hub.
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December 11, 2013 4:42:46 PM

UPDATE:
There is also an R9-290 being prepared.
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
http://www.hardware.fr/news/13494/r9-290-290x-windforce...
"Ces cartes devraient arriver dans le commerce fin décembre / début janvier à un tarif non précisé."
"These cards should arrive at the end of December / beginning of January at unspecified prices"

@Hando567.
You are partially right but, I use Eyefinity with an active DP->DVI adapter and I don't see why I should get a new adapter with my new card when it actually does the exact same thing. I'm not saying there should be no cards with nothing but miniDP connections, but there DEFINITELY have to be cards with DVI+ full size DPs.

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December 11, 2013 4:44:13 PM

Grrrrr ... no release date info? I have my trigger finger on a Titan (if the price doesn't put me off), a 780 Ti or one of these. I want the world ... I want the whole world ... etc.
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December 11, 2013 5:20:20 PM

Forget the Titan. It's super computing, not consumer computing. You'll be paying for precision calculations that are not used in the real world.
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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2013 5:20:28 PM

@ 9-Ball Why would you spend a grand on a Titan when the 780ti outperforms it for 730 dollars or less?
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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2013 5:43:00 PM

@ 9-Ball Why would you spend a grand on a Titan when the 780ti outperforms it for 730 dollars or less?
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December 11, 2013 5:44:06 PM

Devoteicon said:
Hopefully I can pick one up before the miners clean 'em out.

I was under the impression that serious miners went ASIC these days.
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a c 159 U Graphics card
December 11, 2013 6:05:30 PM

Some bitminers may invest in ASIC hardware, but many will still get a GCN AMD card especially if they want a practical gaming PC at the same time.

Bitmining will fail eventually anyway as it's basically a pyramid scheme. At some point the electricity cost alone will be more than any returns.
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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2013 6:30:40 PM

I am so glad I picked up my 290's when I did, the price hike is a shame...damn miners!
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December 11, 2013 6:33:14 PM

Morbus said:
Forget the Titan. It's super computing, not consumer computing. You'll be paying for precision calculations that are not used in the real world.


Well, I'm looking at 3x 27" 1440p monitors for gaming - that 6GB VRAM is mighty attractive.
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December 11, 2013 6:34:54 PM

Swordkd said:
@ 9-Ball Why would you spend a grand on a Titan when the 780ti outperforms it for 730 dollars or less?


It doesn't outperform it at 1440p with three 27" screens from the benches I've seen. The 6GB VRAM becomes more important. I was considering a single 780Ti but not for all 3 monitors. Am I wrong? Open to hearing why. My plan B is 2x 290x cards but I'm tired of waiting for non-ref cooler versions. Budget isn't too big a concern.
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December 11, 2013 7:11:29 PM

Shut up and take my god da*n money!
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a c 124 U Graphics card
December 11, 2013 7:27:53 PM

Stevemeister said:
Instead of "the way its meant to be played" it will be a case of "the way it should have been built"


Isnt "the way its meant to be played" an Nvidia promotion?
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December 11, 2013 7:50:30 PM

start the PC and warm your entire room... good to alaska and some places in russia. here the temps is about 40ºc when start this maybe the room can reach 50ºc
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December 12, 2013 12:07:36 AM

Really look forward to seeing how the 290X is truly capable of performing without have heat problems causing it to clock down
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December 12, 2013 4:43:38 AM

Now the question is, is that a custom pcb, or did they just slap a wind force on a reference card to get it out in time for Christmas?(if they make it)
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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2013 8:24:17 AM


I hope the OEMs have a 'gentleman's agreement' to launch at a common date ...

Otherwise, it will be madness x insanity.

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a b U Graphics card
December 12, 2013 9:25:53 AM

Wisecracker said:

I hope the OEMs have a 'gentleman's agreement' to launch at a common date ...

Otherwise, it will be madness x insanity.



I doubt it, they're most likely racing right now.

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December 12, 2013 3:17:12 PM

YES! the specs include an analogue resolution and it appears both dvi connectors support a dvi-vga adapter. I really hope it's not a typo or a stock image. 100hz lag free gaming for life thank you!
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December 13, 2013 10:09:42 PM

Is it a product launch when I can't buy it yet? It should be a PR release not an article called a LAUNCH. Maybe I could have swallowed this with the word PAPER in the title, as in PAPER LAUNCH. I don't see any in stock. Can you launch anything without selling ONE? Without selling a single card, I think it's an announcement. When you don't even give a date, it is nowhere NEAR calling it a LAUNCH. I'm confused. Not even a price either.
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a b U Graphics card
December 18, 2013 2:32:34 PM


Want some cheese with that whine?

:lol: 

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December 18, 2013 9:04:03 PM

I think the water/fan combo cooling solutions are the way to go. I'll wait for that.
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January 6, 2014 2:24:59 PM

The pixel fill rate is whats important when running multiple.monitors. the 290x is hands down the best. Get 2 in crossfire if you expect to have 120+ fps on multiple monitors.
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