the number of memory modules seemed to confirm a 512-bit bus, a major milestone on its own.
a few minutes ago, the same site published these benchmarks:
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bear in mind this could all be hit-driving horseshit and an ES doesn't necessarily represent final performance, but it'd be a major coup if AMD have managed to pull this off. either way, we'll find out on wednesday when AMD showcase their new GPU range through a webcast at 3pm EDT.
I believe the 7970 launched at 550 usd. If these benches are true, it would be pretty amazing performance, given what AMD has stated about die size and same lithography.
rumours put it at a sub $600 price point, but that was when estimations of its performance were much more conservative.
Was shocked as well. I'm guessing all the units and graphics for explosions and bullet particles, etc kill the frames. Still surprising though.
I would be interested in this if my OC'd 7970ghz weren't such a baller card. It's nice that it's used in those benchmarks.
I can wait for 20nm. Still, I'm pretty amazed at these results. Hopefully the card isn't too expensive if any of this is true.
Yeah I've got a measly low profile 1 gig card in my htpc right now because no way can I fit anything larger. I have my 7950 on my desktop so I want to migrate that into the htpc but like u said the size thing means I'm going to have to stuff the new tower I'm going to need in the back of the cabinet.
If this is around $500, I will get this for my HTPC. But, it looks like it's longer than the Titan though and that barely fits in my case now. Had to do some cutting to the frame.
AMD Radeon R9 290X in a nutshell:
GPU: 28nm Hawaii XT
Memory: 4GB GDDR5
Memory Bus: 512-bit
Power Connectors: 6+8-pin
Display Outputs: DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort
Features: Dual-BIOS Support, Crossfire-X Support
Phase PWM: 5+1
Price: ~599 USD
That's when you then look at the former flagships and see they've dropped a ton in price and buy that. If you are only running 1080p on a single monitor the 250 card will be plenty.
These things are always exciting until I look at the price. *droops head*
You have to admit, getting those frames at 1080p on a titan is pretty shitty unless it is the best looking game of all time.
with low AA it's not that bad:
with high AA it's extremely demanding though:
AMD's problem is with crossfire (enduro as well). Single card hasn't ever been an issue for me, but I don't play all the new AAAs.
Now please get your driver shit together AMD I know they've been better lately and I hope they keep going in that direction.
They are working on it, but it still kinda sucks. Toms and Anand have hard numbers on the improvements with CF.
How's AMD's current drivers for crossfire?