Report: Radeon R9 290X to Launch October 15

AMD unveiled its new Radeon R9 290X last week in Hawaii, describing the R9 and R7 series as 'the new GPUs for a new era in graphics.' So when can we expect this new era to start? Well, AMD didn't actually say.  Luckily, we have the rumor mill to keep us warm while we wait for an official announcement from AMD.

 

TechPowerUp reports that AMD may have actually revealed the launch date of the R9 290X at a press event in Turkey. Apparently, the press NDA is scheduled to expire on October 15, just over two weeks from now. This expiration date was noted on the slides that AMD showed during its event. Even though it's possible the NDA expiration date doesn't align with the date when the first cards will be hitting the market, it's possible AMD would want units available the same day consumers are reading reviews. The good news is that we don't have long to wait to find out, so stay tuned!

If you missed out on our coverage of AMD's GPU14 Tech Day, hit up our recap here, watch the full presentation here, or scroll through our live blog for the most important moments.

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  • patrick47018
    Looks very promising, Toms needs to get there hands on some of these new cards and do a review(s) ASAP (:
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  • John Bauer
    If it looks good enough, and priced well, I will switch from Nvidia and their (recent) terrible drivers.
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  • patrick47018
    Looks very promising, Toms needs to get there hands on some of these new cards and do a review(s) ASAP (:
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  • Mousemonkey
    Anonymous said:
    If it looks good enough, and priced well, I will switch from Nvidia and their (recent) terrible drivers.


    I'm sure they are going to miss you but on the plus side I'll take your place as the drivers for this 7790 I have are the total pits so it's a 1:1 deal! :lol:
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