SAPPHIRE RADEON R9 290X
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290x is Hawaii clocked at 1000Mhz with 4GB GDDR5 clocked at 5000mhz. Sapphire Radeon R9 290x has a memory interface of 512bits with 2816 shader processors with support for directx 11.2. Sapphire Radeon R9 280x is Tahiti clocked at 1070Mhz with 3GB GDDR5 clocked at 6200mhz. Sapphire Radeon R9 280x has a memory interface of 384bits with 1248 shader processors with support for directx 11.2. The benchmark software for testing Sapphire Radeon R9 290x and Sapphire Radeon R9 280x is as follows:- Battlefield 3, Bioshock Infinite, Dirt 3, Farcry 3, Hitman Absolution, Max Payne 3, Resident Evil 6 and Tomb Raider 3. The CPU is AMD FX 8350 Vishera with Gigabyte GA78LMT S2P using Windows 7."
SAPPHIRE RADEON R9 290X FEATURES
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X based on the latest Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture from AMD, the card is being heralded as the ultimate GPU for a new era in PC gaming. Also delivers breathtaking performance while pushing the boundaries of audio and visual realism for gamers who demand the best."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290x has Output 1 x HDMI (with 3D), 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 2 x Dual Link DVI D, GPU Up to 1000 MHz Core Clock 2816 x Stream Processors 28 nm Chip, Memory 5000 MHz Effective, 4096 MB Size and 512bit GDDR5."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X has Display supports up to 3 display monitor(s) without DisplayPort, 4 x Maximum Display Monitor(s) support, Output 1 x HDMI (with 3D), 1 x DisplayPort 1.2, 2 x Dual Link DVI D, GPU up to 1000 MHz Core Clock, 28 nm Chip, 2816 x Stream Processors, Video Memory 4096 MB Size, 512bit GDDR5, 5000 MHz Effective, Dimension of 277(L)X104(W)X35(H) mm Size, 2 x slot, Software Driver CD, Accessory 8 PIN to 4 PIN Power Cable, 6 PIN to 4 PIN Power Cable and HDMI 1.4a high speed 1.8 meter cable."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X has HDMI with 3D with Support for Deep Color, 7.1 High Bitrate Audio, and 3D Stereoscopic, ensuring the highest quality Blu ray and video experience from your PC."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X has DisplayPort 1.2 Doubling the bandwidth of previous DisplayPort implementations, DisplayPort 1.2 now includes support for Multi Stream, allowing you to drive up to four separate monitors from a single DisplayPort 1.2 connector (requires DP1.2 monitors or Multi Stream compatible hub), Stereoscopic 3D monitor support and adds support for lossless, 7.1 channel audio."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X has Dual Link DVI D Equipped with the most popular Dual Link DVI (Digital Visual Interface), this card is able to display ultra high resolutions of up to 2560 x 1600 at 60Hz."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X has Advanced GDDR5 Memory Technology GDDR5 memory provides twice the bandwidth per pin of GDDR3 memory, delivering more speed and higher bandwidth."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X has AMD Stream Technology to Accelerate the most demanding applications with AMD Stream technology and do more with your PC. AMD Stream Technology allows you to use the teraflops of compute power locked up in your graphics processer on tasks other than traditional graphics such as video encoding, at which the graphics processor is many times faster than the CPU."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X has AMD Avivo HD (DVD/HD DVD/Blu ray Playback) to watch the hottest Blu ray movies or other HD content at full 1080p display resolution and beyond and enjoy a more feature rich experience with enhanced Unified Video Decoder(UVD)"
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X has AMD CrossFireX Multi GPU Technology to Triple or Quadruple gaming power with AMD CrossFireX Multi GPU Technology.AMD CrossFireX technology supports up to four graphics cards to be used in a single system."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X has AMD HD3D Technology to enjoy the most immersive experience possible with full support for High Definition Stereoscopic 3D, a technique that presents 2D images (movies, games, photos) in a format that creates the illusion of three dimensional depth when using compatible 3D displays / glasses / software."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X has 28 nm GCN (Graphic Core Next) Architecture which is the new 28nm GCN Architecture's more efficient process technology puts more transistors in less space, enabling a dramatic increase in processing power."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X has PCI Express 3.0 delivers double the bandwidth per lane of PCIe Gen 2 for faster GPU (GPU communication up to 16GB/sec in each direction), maximizing the performance from your GPU when paired with the latest platforms."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X has AMD Eyefinity 2.0 the next generation of AMD Eyefinity technology is here, featuring all new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation and brand new display configurations. Face it: the best just got better: The enhancements for AMD Radeon HD7000 series include: Stereo 3D multi display stereoscopic 3D support via DisplayPort 16K X 16K maximum display group resolution output up to 268 megapixels per GPU. To support 3 displays, one of the monitors has to support DisplayPort. With Sapphire Flex Technology, this requirement will be no necessory. When running Microsoft Windows XP, Eyefinity technlogy supports a maximum of 2 displays."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X has AMD TrueAudio Technology Mantle to Properly enabled games will reach new heights of performance by speaking the language of Graphics Core Next architecture."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X has DirectX 11.2 the tessellation performance on AMD Radeon R7/ R9 series is up to 2X faster than the previous generation, and DirectCompute performance is also faster to accelerate advanced post processing, filtering, and anti aliasing techniques. Direct X11 games has never looked this good."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X has OpenGL 4.3 improves the GPU efficiency by improving the shader process operation and capturing GPU tessellated geometry. The process of modifying an arbitrary subset of compress texture is also simplified. The memory management in handling shaders is more efficient."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X has AMD Catalyst Control Center software application gives you complete control over the performance and visual quality of your Sapphire AMD Radeon based graphics card allowing for the best experience on your PC."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X has Dolby TrueHD and DTSHD Master Audio Support for copy protected, high bandwidth, 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI. Get a fully immersive, high definition audio experience with the latest Blu ray movies. (Requires a DVI to HDMI dongle on some models, an HD capable monitor and a Blu ray drive)."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X has Anti aliasing features supports advanced AA (Anti aliasing) features to maximise your enjoyment of high definition gaming. Multi sample anti aliasing (2, 4 or 8 samples per pixel). Up to 24x Custom Filter Anti Aliasing (CFAA) for superior quality. Adaptive super sampling and multi sampling. Gamma correct. Super AA (AMD CrossFireX configurations only). All anti aliasing features compatible with HDR rendering."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X has AMD PowerTune Technology is a breakthrough technology that sets an entirely new direction for maximum performance at TDP. It allows the GPU to be designed with higher engine clock speeds which can be applied on the broad set of applications that have thermal headroom."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X has enhanced Unified Video Decoder 3 (UVD 3) watch the hottest Blu ray movies or other HD content at full 1080p (and beyond !) display resolution. Enjoy a feature rich video experience with enhanced Unified Video Decoder 3 (UVD 3), offloading the bulk of the video decoding tasks from the CPU to the GPU allowing for a cooler, quieter and more balanced system."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X has AMD App Acceleration is a set of technologies designed to improve video quality and enhance application performance. Full enablement of some features requires support for OpenCL, DirectCompute or DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA)."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X has AMD PowerPlay with ZeroCore Power Technology is a power management technology in response to the GPU loading, AMD PowerPlay automatically manages the power consumption. AMD ZeroCore Power technology allows your AMD Radeon GPU to consume virtually no power when in idle state5. When used with AMD CrossFire technology, it shuts down additional GPUs when they're not in use."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X has Windows 8/8.1 support WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs) Certified drivers and logos are available for Sapphire cards ensuring compatibility and reliability with Microsoft Windows 8/8.1."
"Sapphire Radeon R9 290X System Requirements of PCI Express based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard, 1X75 Watt 6 pin PCI Express power connector is required, Certified power supplies are recommended, 4096MB Minimum of system memory, Installation software requires CD ROM drive, DVD playback requires DVD drive, Blu ray / HD DVD playback requires Blu ray / HD DVD drive, 750 Watt Power Supply is required, 1X150 Watt 8 pin PCI Express power connector is required, 64 bit operating system highly recommended and Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating system. 64 bit operating system highly recommended."
SAPPHIRE RADEON R9 290X