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Report: Sapphire Building 8GB Radeon R9 290X 'Toxic' Card

Image Source: KitGuru

A report from KitGuru tells us that Sapphire is building a new and improved R9 290X graphics card – one with a rather impressive spec sheet. The card will be known as the R9 290X Toxic Edition.

The card seems to be based off of the original Tri-X R9 290X graphics card, though they do carry a number of differences.

The biggest difference between this card and other R9 290X cards in general is the 8 GB of graphics memory, rather than the reference 4 GB solutions.

Image Source: KitGuru

So far, there has been no information on what the card's clock speeds would be, but given that this is a 'Toxic' branded product, it's safe to assume that the factory overclock will be at least respectable, if not better.

Of course, there is also no word yet on pricing or availability. That said, it will be a limited edition card, meaning that prices are likely to be a little higher than usual.

Niels Broekhuijsen
Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware news on all components and peripherals.
  • eklipz330
    MSRP - $600Actual Price - $1.7 million
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  • knowom
    8GB of memory is a just absurd. Perhaps for some kind of CAD rendering work you "might" and that's a pretty big "might" I should add be able to make use of it though that's probably even a stretch.I wish GPU memory could be put to good use as a fast storage ramdisk subsystem for a PC at least outside of Linux because I don't see any reason why it couldn't outside of the lack of software developed for that purpose.
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  • JOSHSKORN
    <yawn> Wake me up when the PC gaming industry needs that kind of GPU.
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  • Jgriff
    Stack mods on mods on mods @ 4k resolution. I could find ways to fil that 8. Lol
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  • 5tormy
    that's a lot of vram
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  • combine1237
    Quadfire in 4k?
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  • alchemy69
    It's all about bragging rights. Little rich kids playing WoW @ 1080P "I need this card because I'm a hardcore gamer and I can pwn you newbs with only 4GB...and Twilight Sparkle IS awesome."
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  • tolham
    "toxic"? what does that mean, it heats up to 200* and smells like burnt rubber?
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  • heero yuy
    as whassname jgriff said this card is going to be good for gaming at HEUG resolutions and so while most people will not need that much ram people with lots of screens or screens with stupid resolutions will need that much ram
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  • DrBackwater
    I like twilight sparkle.
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