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AMD Hawaii GPU '14 Tech Day Sneak Peek in Pictures

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AMD is showing off its next graphics card.

Tom's Hardware Worldwide Editor-in-Chief Chris Angelini is taking one for the team and is on location at AMD's GPU14 event in Hawaii. Last night, Chris got the chance to go hands on with a piece of AMD's new hardware. Here's what he got to see:

If you look closely at one of the pictures, you may recognize the model number from news you may have read recently: AMD Radeon R9 290X. On a side note, this quick peek took place on the U.S.S. Missouri. Check out more pictures of her below, if you're into that sort of thing.

 

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    lp231 , September 25, 2013 12:08 PM
    They did that once with their Eyefinity setup, forgot which ship they we're on when they demo it.
    And is that 3 intake holes just like the R7-260X? What happened to using 2x mini-DP like their previous gen cards?
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    patrick47018 , September 25, 2013 12:09 PM
    Sexy
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    jimmysmitty , September 25, 2013 12:16 PM
    That's a interesting heatsink design. I wonder how efficient it is.

    Guess we will find out soon I guess.

    Also looks like R9-290X is the new top end single GPU so I guess the R9-295X might be the dual GPU?
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    vir_cotto , September 25, 2013 12:21 PM
    I'm excited for the Gigabyte design from it, they usually have a card with 3 fans.
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    Mas3nk0 , September 25, 2013 12:35 PM
    How fast after this event and the NDA closure will Tom's be able to have reviews of these new boards from AMD?
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    smeezekitty , September 25, 2013 1:06 PM
    Possible specs: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/167309-radeon-r9-290x-hardware-specs-and-benchmarks-of-amds-titan-killer-leaked
    I have to say I don't care for the new model naming convention though.
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    mavikt , September 25, 2013 1:56 PM
    Dang; At first I thought those pictures at the end was an awesome tech-demo...
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    iamtheking123 , September 25, 2013 2:04 PM
    It's 6 months behind Nvidia so it had better offer pretty good price/performance. Either way it's good for NV users like me because it'll lower 700 series prices.
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    rolli59 , September 25, 2013 2:18 PM
    Waiting for the reviews!
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    noobzilla771 , September 25, 2013 2:45 PM
    I hope they simplify the codes or are those just insider code names? Radeon 5xxx 6xxx etc and GTX 6xx 7xx are all pretty easy to remember.
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    SilverWolf9000 , September 25, 2013 2:47 PM
    Wow, watching the livestream :3 Pretty cool
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    JPNpower , September 25, 2013 3:03 PM
    Cool cards. AMD can seriously catch up now. New Nvidia cards are 6 months or so ahead, so they have a clear advantage as well.

    However, they did completely shoot themselves in the foot with the naming. They probably won't attract much casual customers because of it. I mean... seriously, they could have done MUCH better. three digit HD XXX. Three digit name following generation "RX XXX" Series number followed by color. "R1 Blue" IDK...
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    kaitheus , September 25, 2013 3:27 PM
    Made in China o.O..Well That's a bit disturbing >.>.
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    SilverWolf9000 , September 25, 2013 4:24 PM
    Looking pretty good :) 
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    wdmfiber , September 25, 2013 6:13 PM
    6 months behind Nvidia? lol, The 700 series can't even be called a 28nm refresh. It was a number-change only, direct carry-over. Are you really fooled by Nvidia's marking department?
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    jimmysmitty , September 25, 2013 6:36 PM


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    6 months behind Nvidia? lol, The 700 series can't even be called a 28nm refresh. It was a number-change only, direct carry-over. Are you really fooled by Nvidia's marking department?


    Minus the GTX780 which was a lower end GK110 die and cut back memory.

    But then again NVidia was quite behind AMD with the GTX 600 series. The 700 refresh caught them up and they used GK110 to jump over the HD7970 until Maxwell.

    Still HI XT looks promising and so do the prices we know so far. If it hits $500 I may upgrade.
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    Leamon , September 25, 2013 6:46 PM
    Are there no Crossifire connectors? If not, I guess no Eyefinity for me :( 
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    smeezekitty , September 25, 2013 6:49 PM
    Quote:
    Are there no Crossifire connectors? If not, I guess no Eyefinity for me :( 


    Remember these demo cards are not necessarily final release.
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    wdmfiber , September 25, 2013 7:38 PM
    Ya, it has two crossfire connectors. So you could potentially go quad.
    Just google: R9-290x, over 100 sites have news now and some have more tech details.
    It also has 6 billion transistors, is rated at 5000 gigaflops, 270 watt TDP
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    EXT64 , September 25, 2013 7:47 PM
    Crossfire is through the PCI-E now - no more bridge

    They should have final cards now as I believe they are giving/sending them out to reviewers under NDA right now. This isn't a 'wood screws' card.
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