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 24.10.2013   AMD annuncia la disponibilità commerciale della Radeon R9 290X
 

AMD ha annunciato la disponibilità commerciale della video card Radeon R9 290X, la soluzione di punta della nuova generazione di controller grafici Radeon, con la quale il famoso chip designer punta a inaugurare "una nuova era nel PC gaming" e a insidiare, almeno in alcuni ambiti, la supremazia, finora netta, evidenziata dalla GeForce GTX TITAN di NVIDIA.

La Radeon R9 290X è basata sulla gpu a 28nm "Hawaii" che integra, tra l'altro, 2816 stream processor, 176 texture memory unit (TMU) e 64 ROP, mentre il suo core grafico raggiunge la frequenza massima pari a 1GHz.

Il collegamento del processore grafico con il frame buffer, implementato con 4GB di RAM G-DDR5 e veloce fino a 5.0Gbps, è realizzato con un ampio bus a 512-bit (la banda massima teorica è pari a 320GB/s).

Il processore grafico "Hawaii" supporta tutte le più recenti tecnologie che le software house hanno a disposizione per lo sviluppo dei game, ovvero DirectX 11.2, OpenGL 4.3 e Mantle, le nuove API introdotte dalla stessa AMD per rafforzare la propria posizione nel settore.

Simultaneamente all'annuncio ufficiale di AMD sono arrivati anche quelli dei partner AIB, come ASUS, VTX3D, PowerColor, Sapphire, XFX, Club 3D, MSI e HIS, che da oggi offrono la propria Radeon R9 290X (guarda la fotogallery): si tratta in tutti i casi di soluzioni pienamente aderenti al design reference fornito da AMD.

Il prezzo di riferimento della Radeon R9 290X, che AMD accredita di una potenza computazionale pari a 5.6 TFLOP con i calcoli a precisione singola, è pari a circa $549.99 nel mercato U.S.: si tratta evidentemente di un punto di forza per un prodotto che mira a infastidire la ben più costosa GeForce GTX TITAN di NVIDIA.


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AMD (NYSE: AMD) today launched the AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics card, introducing the ultimate GPU for a new era in PC gaming. As the top AMD Radeon R9 Series graphics card, the AMD Radeon R9 290X GPU delivers breathtaking performance while pushing the boundaries of audio and visual realism for gamers who demand the best.

"As the pinnacle of our new AMD Radeon R9 Series graphics cards, the AMD Radeon R9 290X GPU embodies AMD’s leadership as the ultimate graphics solution for an exceptional gaming experience, affirming that Radeon is gaming," said Matt Skynner, general manager and corporate vice president, AMD Graphics Business Unit. "The formidable combination of Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, Mantle and AMD TrueAudio technology raises the bar for breathtaking audio and graphics, and powerful performance, giving enthusiasts an unprecedented gaming experience."

With AMD’s award-winning Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture at its core, the AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics cards have an unrivaled advantage with Mantle, an industry-changing technology developed by AMD1. With Mantle, top game developers can harness the GCN-powered architecture found in both PCs and consoles, empowering them to speak the native language of the GPU core and benefit from an incomparable level of hardware optimization that unlocks revolutionary performance and image quality.

Equipped with the new AMD TrueAudio technology and made for ultra resolution gaming, the AMD Radeon R9 290X GPU creates today’s most immersive PC gaming experience2.

AMD TrueAudio technology brings a heightened level of revolutionary audio immersion, surrounding gamers with realistic audio environments through stereo headsets and speakers. Armed with a dedicated audio processor in the GPU, the AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics card will deliver a richer and deeply immersive soundscape, including true to life echoes, convolution reverbs and incredibly realistic sounding environments.

Made to perform for UltraHD (4K)3 and AMD Eyefinity technology4, the AMD Radeon R9 290X GPU elevates visual experiences on current and upcoming PC titles with superior image quality and expansive, eye-opening displays.

Outstanding features of the AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics cards include:

  • 2,816 stream processing units
  • Up to 1 GHz engine clock
  • 4GB GDDR5 memory
  • Up to 5.0Gbps memory clock speed
  • 320GB/s memory bandwidth (maximum)
  • 5.6 TFLOPS Single Precision compute power
  • API support for DirectX 11.2, OpenGL 4.3 and Mantle
The AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics cards are available on Oct. 24, 2013 at a starting price of $549 USD and €399 (excluding VAT)5.





Source: AMD Press Release
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