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#1 Snake89

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 18:57

Here's the link for todays AMD live event. They'll be talking about it's upcoming GPU's.

 

http://www.livestrea...stream?t=637320

 

For those people who wanna check out the photos of the Raedon R9-290x, here you go:

http://www.guru3d.co...hd_r9_290x.html

 

Edit: I've updated the livestream link. for some reason AMD was having a problem with youtube live stream so they've switched over to the top link.




#2 Andre S.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 19:27

Stream is here now: http://www.bit.ly/gpu2014

 

You can also follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/AMDRadeon



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 19:32

thanks guys



#4 Andre S.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 20:21

New lineup announced with new naming scheme and nice looking reference heatsinks. R9 is enthusiast gaming and R7 should be value. Prices seem low for the performance claimed. Looks sweet.

 

R9 290X: fastest AMD GPU yet, 6 billion transistors, 5 TFLOPS, 4 billion triangles per second. Should obsolete the GTX Titan at least at current price points.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 20:27

Why they didn't show the price tag for the R9 290x?

 

edit: Their virtual surround sounds like a good idea, with support for the directional input from the games. Going to be interesting to test it out.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 20:38

Pupik, i think they just wanted to save the best news for last.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 20:47

based on the prices and firestrike numbers, it seems for the same performance of current cards, you will save $10-$30,but of course they will be more power efficient.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 20:48

I'm really really hoping AMD prices the 290X (or even the 290) at $399, because if they do, this will be my next card (replacing my Radeon 4870).  If they don't screw up on the price, then AMD just won this generation, at least until the Geforce 800 series launches.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 21:10

I'm really really hoping AMD prices the 290X (or even the 290) at $399, because if they do, this will be my next card (replacing my Radeon 4870).  If they don't screw up on the price, then AMD just won this generation, at least until the Geforce 800 series launches.

at $399? i doubt it but that would be epic. realistically, maybe around $600



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 21:14

That... looks... damn.... sexy....



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 21:30

I think the new Ruby is kinda sexy.



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 00:13

If the R9 290x goes for $499, I'm buying it on the first day just because of the TrueAudio feature.

I'm impressed by this demo alone (the similar "barber shop" demo was less impressive to me):

 

Going to be ****ing amazing to hear it being used in games.



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 00:22

http://www.techpower...on-r9-290x.html

Mantle and Graphics Core Next: Simplifying Cross-Platform Game Development
The award-winning Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture in the AMD Radeon R9 and R7 Series graphics cards continues to serve as a driving force behind the Unified Gaming Strategy, AMD's approach to providing a consistent gaming experience on the PC, in the living room or over the cloud -- all powered by AMD Radeon graphics found in AMD graphics cards and accelerated processing units (APUs). The four pillars of the Unified Gaming Strategy -- console, cloud, content and client -- come together with the introduction of Mantle.

With Mantle, games like DICE's "Battlefield 4" will be empowered with the ability to speak the native language of the Graphics Core Next architecture, presenting a deeper level of hardware optimization no other graphics card manufacturer can match. Mantle also assists game developers in bringing games to life on multiple platforms by leveraging the commonalities between GCN-powered PCs and consoles for a simple game development process.
With the introduction of Mantle, AMD solidifies its position as the leading provider of fast and efficient game development platforms. Mantle will be detailed further at the AMD Developer Summit, APU13, taking place Nov. 11-13 in San Jose, Calif.

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#14 Andre S.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:44

Whoooa, so much going on in the gaming landscape, these are exciting times. Frostbite 3 using Mantle will mean most EA games will run much better on AMD GPUs, the big question is what is NVIDIA going to do about it? Implementing an API designed for AMD's GCN architecture might not work for them at all. This would be bad news for SteamOS as well, since as things are shaping up it seems to be mainly in collaboration with NVIDIA.

 

John Carmack has shared some thoughts on the matter:

 

AMD has an interesting opportunity with Mantle because of their dual console wins, but I doubt Sony and MS will be very helpful.

 

https://twitter.com/...047595725037568
Considering the boost Mantle could give to a steambox, MS and Sony may wind up being downright hostile to it.


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:53

The R9 290X 

 

has been confirmed to cost 600$ 





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