AMD’s R9 290X specs and price leak
Information about AMD’s upcoming R9 290X card has began to appear online.
TechPowerUp spotted the card’s price in the source code on NewEgg’s listing for the MSI edition. The card comes in at $729.99 on NewEgg, which means it likely has an MSRP of $699. The sloppy coding has since been fixed.
Swedish etailer Webhallen posted the card’s full specs on their listing (it has since been redacted):
GPU Codename – Hawaii
GPU Process – 28nm
Stream Processors – 2816
TMUs – 176
ROPs – 44 (64)
Base Clock – 800 MHz
Turbo Clock – 1000 MHz
VRAM – 4GB GDDR5
Memory Bus – 512-Bit
Memory Clock – 1250 MHz (5GHz Effective)
Memory Bandwidth – 320 GBps
Power Configuration – 8+6 Pin
PCB VRM – 5+1+1
Die Size – 424mm2
Transistors – 6 billion
3D Technology – DirectX 11.2, OpenGL 4.3 and Mantle
Audio Technology – AMD TrueAudio
Nvidia has an event in Montreal (a hub for game development) scheduled for later this month, where it will likely unveil a new member of its GTX Titan family. It will be interesting to see how it runs against the R9 290X in benchmarks, as rumors say it will beat AMD’s card on all counts.