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VisionTek Radeon R9 290

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Posted November 7, 2013 by RyanR in Hardware


On November 6, 2013, in East Dundee, IL VisionTek announced the  R9 290  graphics card. Featuring similar specifications to the R9 290X, The new R9 290 has a 947MHz clock speed, 4GB 512bit GDDR5 RAM, and over 300GB/s memory bandwidth. It can support 4K gaming with over 100 layers of effects, and compute performance that nearly exceeds 5.0 TFLOPs. With it’s $409 MSRP ($90 less than the R9 290X) and performance that exceeds the leading competitive brand’s comparable card, the estimated VisionTek R9 290 could be the best value in high performance graphics cards. It is expected to begin shipping later this month.

VisionTek Radeon R9 290 specifications as follows:


  • Memory: 4GB 512bit GDDR5
  • Memory Speed: up to 5.0Gb/s
  • Base Clock Speed: up to 947MHz
  • Stream Processors: 2560
  • Compute Performance: 4.9 TFLOPS
  • CrossFire Support: Up to four GPUs with no interconnect bridge required
  • Outputs: 2 x Dual Link DVI, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI
  • Cooling: Single fan 2 slot
  • Bus Type: PCIe 3.0
  • 3DMark Fire Strike: greater than 8000
  • OS Support: Windows® 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Linux

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