AMD Radeon R9 290x . AMD Radeon ™ R9 Series graphics The GPU AMD Radeon ™ Series R9 incorporate the award – winning GCN architecture to achieve performance and unprecedented efficiency. Packed with impressive features like AMD PowerTune technology and AMD CrossFire ™ technology , gamers won’t settle for anything less.
The new generation of graphics cards Volcanic Islands from ” ‘AMD’ ” is here, and a few days ago we showed you the reviews of the new R7 260X R7 260X and R9 270X Radeon R9 270x . AMD has been waiting with what will be its new flagship of this generation, but at last the secrecy and speculation about this graph are ending and we can show you first-hand our analysis of the AMD Radeon R9 290X.
This graphic is the first of this new generation of AMD graphics that uses the Hawaii chip manufactured in 28nm, so it is the real novelty of this new range that also incorporates important technological innovations such as the already famous API Mantle, AMD True Audio or a something that is now a novelty but that we only saw on graphics cards from many generations ago: possibility of automatic CrossFireX without using a physical CrossFire bridge . The Radeon R9 290X aims to position itself in the current high-end graphics card market with unprecedented performance so far, except at AMD.
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- 1 TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
- 2 New technologies.
- 1 The Radeon HD series
- 3 Sources
This time instead of showing you the individual technical characteristics, AMD has provided us with the following table where we can see in addition to these a comparison with its two little sisters, the R9 280X and 270X.
The technical characteristics of this AMD Radeon R9 290X do not differ in any way from the leaks that everyone already knew: it has 4 Gb of GDDR5 memory that works at 5 Ghz effective, and with a 512- bit bus they have a bandwidth of 320 GB / s memory. On the other hand, its core works at 1 Ghz, having a global computing capacity of up to 5.6 TFlops.
AMD has incorporated its entire arsenal to this new R9 290x, including the technologies we have already explained earlier in this web technologies like AMD True Audio Technology for a dive in even more games, AMD ZeroCore Power for virtually shut down the graphics card when not You are using and thus saving energy and reducing the heat it emits, or compatibility with the already famous API Mantle API . But that’s not all, since these R9 290X incorporate something that is new now but that we already saw many generations ago: XDMA , or the possibility of doing CrossFireX without the need for a physical bridge.
In addition to that, this graphic has a physical switch that changes the graphics BIOS to two different levels: Quiet Mode and Über Mode. Quiet mode is designed to optimally adjust the graphics noise / performance ratio, and is ideal for lovers of silence. The Über mode, by contrast, is designed to provide maximum performance regardless of noise level. In this review we will show the performance of the R9 290X in both modes.
Finally, it should be noted that AMD has designed new options in the Catalyst Control Center so that users can take advantage of the new Power Tune features presented by these AMD R9 290 series graphics . The first thing that stands out is that a graph appears linking the clock speed of the graph and the energy limit on a two-dimensional map. In this way users will be able to graphically adjust the power – heat – consumption ratio they are looking for for their R9 290X. The second highlight of this new CCC is that the slider for the fan speed control has been redesigned.
The Radeon HD series
The Radeon HD series is the generation of graphics cards from the manufacturer ATI Technologies that was born as a continuation of the Radeon X line of models and the first designed after the absorption of ATI by AMD. This range is primarily targeted at the dedicated, integrated and mobile graphics chip industry. At the end of 2010 AMD, of which ATI is a Subsidiary, announced that from the Radeon HD 6000.1 Series the ATI brand would be replaced by AMD to help drive the AMD Vision and AMD Fusion platforms.