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XFX Brings Back Blower Style R9 390X

When AMD first launched their R9 290 and 290X GPUs back in 2013, many had mixed feelings for the blower style cooler. While the cooler was one of the best efforts yet from AMD, it was…

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AMD Catalyst 15.7 WHQL Driver Adds Cross Generation Crossfire Support

Something that AMD have been falling behind on lately is the WHQL drivers, well drivers in general. Beta drivers are released every few months, but a certified WHQL driver has taken over 200 days to reach…

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AMD Officially Announce Details of High Bandwidth Memory

We’ve been waiting for details on the new memory architecture from AMD for a while now. Since we heard the possible specifications and performance of the new R9 390x all thanks to the new High Bandwidth…

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Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X 8GB CrossFireX Review

Introduction Here at eTeknix, we strive to give the consumer the best possible advice in every aspect of technology. Today is no different, as we have a pair of Sapphire’s amazing R9 290x 8GB Tri-x edition…

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Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Vapor-X OC 8GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction and A Closer Look The R9 290X has led AMD’s single GPU offerings for what seems like quite a long time now. Released in October 2013 the R9 290X is only a year old but…

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Examining AMD’s Driver Progress Since Launch Drivers: R9 290X & HD 7970

Introduction AMD and Nvidia both talk fairly big when it comes to driver updates. With every driver iteration that is released we hear the usual technical (or should that be marketing?) talk about improved performance in this, that…

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AMD To Update GCN Series With Iceland, Tonga and Hawaii XTX

The next-generation GPU wars based on new graphics architectures and 20/16nm process nodes is not set to begin until early 2015. In the meantime AMD and Nvidia are both having to make do with product refreshes…

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6400×1080: Testing Mixed-Resolution AMD Eyefinity

Introduction Around a month ago we announced to you that AMD was releasing version 3.0 of its Eyefinity software package. One of the key new additions to AMD’s Eyefinity 3.0 software is the ability to support mixed…

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AMD R9 295X Could Be Incoming, R9 290X Hawaii XT Is Not A Fully Utilised Chip

Some interesting news emerging from the Overclockers UK forums suggests that we could have an AMD R9 290X successor coming in the near future, possibly called the AMD R9 295X. The information was revealed by professional…

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XFX Radeon R9 290X Double Dissipation 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review

Introduction AMD’s R9 290X is back in business when it comes to competing with Nvidia’s equivalents. The custom R9 290Xs easily beat out equivalently priced or sometimes even more expensive custom GTX 780s making them a…

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Powercolor Planning 8GB “Dual Core” R9 290X Devil 13 Graphics Card

Powercolor have recently made it known they are working on their own dual GPU R9 290X graphics card. From what we can see Powercolor are choosing to opt for the “Dual Core R9 290X” moniker instead…

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8Pack Smashes 3DMark World Record With 4 MSI R9 290X Lightnings: 1300MHz Each!

When it comes to overclocking there is no bigger name than the MSI Lightning series, time and time again it has proven itself the GPU series of choice for extreme overclockers to smash through world records…

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AMD Radeon R9 295X2 8GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card is finally upon us. I know a lot of people have been eagerly awaiting this graphics card for the last few months – I myself I have been…

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4K Gaming Showdown – AMD R9 290X CrossFire Vs Nvidia GTX 780 Ti SLI

Introduction When I wrote our first “4K Gaming Showdown” article, nearly 6 months ago, the article was very popular among our readers. However, one of the most common pieces of feedback I received was something to…

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Powercolor R9 290X PCS+ 4GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction The rationale for owning a graphics card like the R9 290X is that it is an absolute price to performance champion for driving high resolution and multi-monitor gaming: it offers smooth gameplay experiences on Eyefinity…

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AMD Radeon R9 Graphics Cards Facing Supply, not Demand, Issues

AMD’s graphics cards have been in short supply for the past 3 months or so. The market has hoovered up the old stock from the HD 7000 series at knock-down prices and most of the stock…

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Gigabyte R9 290X WindForce OC 4GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction When AMD released their R9 290X it was the new fastest consumer gaming graphics card (with a single GPU) on the planet for a short period of time. Since its release it has been surpassed by…

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Pics And Insights About GIGABYTE’s Radeon R9 290X And R9 290 WindForce 3X Released

Gigabyte apparently has two custom Radeon R9 290 series cards with WindForce 3X 450W cooling system in the works, according to VideoCardz. The new Radeon R9 290 and 290X graphic cards will be clocked at 1040…

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MSI Reveals Radeon R9 290X Lightning PCB

When it comes to Lightning, you know it’s all about performance, and MSI’s Lightning series just got a new addition to the family. They have just revealed the R9 290X Lightning PCB and rumor has it…

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Battlefield 4 Graphics Performance Overview With Current Generation GPUs

Introduction Battlefield 4 has been one of the biggest game releases so far this year for gamers on all gaming platforms. The FPS title from EA and DICE has got off to a relatively shaky start…

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Emperor Chair 1510 – The Biggest And Meanest Workstation Or Gaming Gear Ever Made?

Now this is an interesting contraption indeed, the “Infinity Emperor”, the ultimate in modern computing. Offering the future of workstations and the pinnacle of high-end computing, here and now. Featuring three 24″ Asus 144Hz Gaming monitors,…

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AMD Releases Catalyst 13.11 Beta8, Fixes Battlefield 4 Crash

AMD has kept its word and delivered a driver which should fix game crashing in Battlefield 4. A number of users have been complaining about crashes with Battlefield 4, particularly on systems with AMD graphics cards…

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Non-Reference R9 290X Graphics Card Coming Late November

At the moment AMD have released the reference variant of the R9 290X  and AMD partners are only allowed to sell those reference models – nothing customised in any way. If you’re looking for a custom…

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AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction After months of rumours and media hype, AMD’s new flagship graphics card is here. We have a launch-day review for you guys to read and we’re putting this brand new GPU through its paces on…

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4K Gaming Showdown – AMD R9 290X & R9 280X Vs Nvidia GTX Titan & GTX 780

Introduction ***Please see our latest 4K Gaming article here which adds GTX 780 Ti, GTX 780 Ti SLI and R9 290X CFX to the mix*** With GPUs getting more and more powerful and 4K monitors becoming available for…

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Rumour: Nvidia’s GTX 780 Ti Will Cost $649 To Rival AMD’s R9 290X

According to Sweclockers the GTX 780 Ti will be priced at the same level as the GTX 780 currently is in order to compete more effectively with the AMD R9 290X. Apparently the GTX 780 Ti…

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Radeon R9 290 And R9 290X Launch Dates Revealed

VideoCardz.com claims to have scored the embargo lift dates of the AMD Radeon R9 290 and R9 290X graphics cards. According to a forum post, which they sourced from Cardpu, AMD employee “Chris Li” has stated the…