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Old November 11, 2013, 03:56 PM
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Smile AMD/Sapphire R9 290 1Unboxing and Overview 2Performance Review

So I picked up the Sapphire R9 290 after waiting for these new Hawaii GPU's for months. I was super surprised to find that most 290's in the Toronto area were sold out. Knowing the 290's where almost identical to the 290X in specs but priced more aggressively, I guess was a good compromise. So here is a Unboxing and Overview of my Sapphire Radeon R9 290.

Code Name: Hawaii
Base Clock: 800Mhz
Boost Clock 947Mhz
Stream Processors: 2560
ROPs: 64
Texture Units: 160
Memory: 4GB GDDR5
Memory SpeedL 5Ghz
Memory Bus: 512 bits
True Audio: Yes
Mantle: Yes
DirectX 11.2: Yes
MSRP:$399

Let me know what benchmarks you guys would like to see in my up coming full review?

AMD Radeon R9 290 Unboxing and Overview.

All benchmark where at 1080p.

Full Performance Review.






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Old November 11, 2013, 10:22 PM
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nice should be a heck of a card, do you plan to change the stock cooler?
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Old November 12, 2013, 04:45 AM
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I am planning on water cooling the card and putting into the build I am doing. Right now I plan to test the hell out of the card. I was wondering is there any test you guys want to see?
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Old November 13, 2013, 04:49 PM
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Does any of the cards screws have warranty sticker or sticker on them?

I'm asking bcs maybe I buy R9 290 and change cooler.
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Old November 13, 2013, 07:41 PM
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Does any of the cards screws have warranty sticker or sticker on them?

I'm asking bcs maybe I buy R9 290 and change cooler.
The card is plugged into my machine right now but from what I can tell from the test bench no. I will check and let you know tomorrow for sure.
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Old December 28, 2013, 06:18 AM
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Full performance review is up. Including sound / fan speed test and also a LTC mining configuration
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Old December 28, 2013, 07:14 AM
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Sweet! Good job marquee. Looking forward to the mantle test and water cooling.
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Old January 10, 2014, 11:56 AM
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More good videos, thanks for the unboxing and review
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Old February 5, 2014, 04:40 PM
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Nice stills!
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