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AMD Hawaii R9-290X GPU Benchmarks Exposed – Fastest GPU On the Planet With 1020 MHz Clock Speed

As you can see, the Hawaii R9-290X came out overall faster than the other graphic cards in gaming benchmarks. Ofcourse, since mature drivers aren’t available yet we will be noticing some hiccups in performance but overall the card is the fastest single chip GPU on the planet. Expect more benchmarks soon! (PC, Tech)

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FrigidDARKNESS  +   799d ago
Looking foward to the full line up reveal and the technology behind these new G-cards.
ATi_Elite  +   799d ago
I just LOVE that they did the benchmarks at 1600p on Ultra that way the cards were really getting their teeth kicked in.

Metro Last Light is a MONSTER to run. Only game I have to overclock and overvolt just to get my CFX or SLi set-up to barely do 60 fps.

Good job AMD but in about 10 minutes Nvidia will just make a card to beat Hawaii which is why they made Titan so it could beat the HD7970ghz card.
Razputin  +   799d ago
Not true, AMD made the 7970GHz edition to compete with most 680s.

Recall that even some 670s (most OCd) beat some 680s and 7970s in benchmarks.

AMD realized they can bump the core to 1GHz on their cards and then re-released them. This pretty much made most 680s and most 7970GHz edition cards even.

Not knocking AMD I think for the price they are the best.

The Titan is somewhere between a 680 and a 690/Sli 680s but just a single GPU.

I do agree that its smart they did these tests under hard constraints instead of typical 720p & 1080p models, so we can actually see the power of these cards.
Gamer1982  +   799d ago
Indeed so those FPS at 1080p are doubled at least. For the price of a nex-gen console you can get one of these cards instead.. Not really much of a choice.. Beats nex gen consoles with ease and saves a fortune on games..
The Creep  +   798d ago
What do you do? download games for free or something?
RankFTW  +   799d ago
Looking good for AMD with this card, that is until Nvidia bring out their big boy to counter it.
B-radical  +   799d ago
cant wait for maxwell!
starchild  +   799d ago
Yeah, me too. I'll either get an Nvidia maxwell based card or an equivalent AMD card in 2014.
NarooN  +   799d ago
That's how it's been for years now. AMD releases their flagship card in a new series, trumps Nvidia, Nvidia releases their next big thing, trumps AMD, AMD does the same, rinse & repeat.

At this point, it basically just boils down to which color you like best, Green or Red! (Ultra-simplification hyperbole for comedic effect, but you get the point.)
bl3azy  +   799d ago
Being that it's only a bit faster then nvidia's TITAN, what I want to know is, how much is it going to cost?
NarooN  +   799d ago
Well AMD said earlier this month that they don't have any desire to target the "ultra-enthusiast single-GPU market" i.e. Titan, so this is probably gonna be significantly cheaper than that.
Angeljuice  +   799d ago
$599 (it says in the article).
Yukicore  +   799d ago
Well, if Benchmarks is what you are after then AMD is your choice, but if you want actually play and enjoy the games Nvidia will take care of it.

I was so disappointed with ATi 7950, some games just ran like crap, new or older, but with 770 there are no problems anymore, everything seems perfect.

AMD puts so much effort in making their cards the fastest on the paper, but their driver support just kills off a large percentage of the potential performance, some games are fine, but others just seem abandoned.
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starchild  +   799d ago
What kinds of problems did you have with your HD 7950? Just curious.
Holeran  +   799d ago
Funny thing is i always had more problems with my Nvidia cards/drivers back when I was very into pc, 5-6 years ago and the ATI cards I ran worked great right away.
duplissi  +   799d ago
I have a 7950 and no problems whatsoever. only game to kick its teeth in so far has been metro last light.
Yukicore  +   799d ago
GTA IV was unplayable on 7950, The Amazing Spider-man was unplayable on 7950, and it never did get fixed... Assassins Creed 3 had bad frame rates and stuttering. Pretty much all the games had some amount of stuttering more or less, GTX770 has a lot less of that.

I had coil whine with my ATi card, which from what I have heard is rather typical, from what I have heard.
And many newly released games have problems with ATi cards, performance issues, glitches, and you have to wait decades for them to release a new driver update.
FantasyStar  +   799d ago
GTAIV is like...the worst optimized GFW game. That's little bearing against AMD and more against the PC port team. And ANY game ported by Ubisoft is never ever going to handle itself properly on all PC configs cause Ubisoft doesn't give a fuck(and why people keep feeding that machine is beyond me).

FWIW: AMD runs fantastically with BF3 and I expect the same to happen again for BF4.
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duplissi  +   798d ago
coil whine is not typical, however I have read that some non reference model 7950s did have it, that however has no bearing on amd and is the direct responsibility of your card's manufacturer.

also gta iv and assasins creed 3 are both horrible ports and run like crap on pretty much all pcs
wtopez  +   799d ago
And this comes out before the new consoles launch? Oh boy...
xKugo  +   799d ago
Impressive so far with their Volcanic Islands line-up. Hopefully they aren't to expensive for those us still waiting to upgrade.
cabbitwithscissors  +   799d ago
They keep coming out with new cards and new astronomical prices as well...kills me everytime :(
Zele  +   799d ago
Wait till nvidia releases Maxwell and the prices will drop. When the 7970 launched it was $600+, you could get them for $450-$500 after 3-4 months of it being released.
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DomceM  +   799d ago
i dont like AMD cards b/c the software always sucks. get your linux support in order AMD, you cant afford to hire more software personnel?
Kaiou  +   799d ago
The planet? ph... It's not faster than the ones on namek :}
Orpheus  +   799d ago
It seems this card does not have enough overclocking headroom, an overclocked Titan , or the new chip coming form nVIDIA will be able to beat this chip, but question is at what price?
bumnut  +   799d ago
Looks good to me, hopefully it will force a price drop on the GTX 780 so I can buy another one for SLI.
IaMs12  +   799d ago
Now these two companies have always proved that competition is best for the consumers! Either way, we win :)
kingduqc  +   798d ago
Competition, nice

Looking forward for real benchmark by or hardocp, leaks are not always accurate really.

not planning to upgrade until 20 nm hit, this will be the real deal

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