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

 

http://www.livestream.com/amdlivestream?t=637320

 

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

http://www.guru3d.com/news_story/check_this_the_radeon_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.

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thanks guys

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

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

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I think the new Ruby is kinda sexy.

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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):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKnhcsRTNME

 

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

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http://www.techpowerup.com/191453/amd-gpu14-event-detailed-announces-radeon-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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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/ID_AA_Carmack/status/383047595725037568
Considering the boost Mantle could give to a steambox, MS and Sony may wind up being downright hostile to it.

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The R9 290X 

 

has been confirmed to cost 600$ 

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The R9 290X 

 

has been confirmed to cost 600$ 

By who?

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The R9 290X 

 

has been confirmed to cost 600$ 

 

While outmatching Titan I'd say that's not too bad.

 

 

 

So far, it looks like AMD

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While outmatching Titan I'd say that's not too bad.

 

 

http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/167309-radeon-r9-290x-hardware-specs-and-benchmarks-of-amds-titan-killer-leaked

 

Also in a Forbes interview with AMD they said they won't price any single gpu card anywhere near the 1k mark.

 

I'm guessing now we can see some more Nvidia "hate" PR statements towards new gen consoles since their top of the line was just pushed off the throne for 400 bucks cheaper.  

 

 

next thing you would know they would phased out/kill Titan GTX  and release 790 (dual Card)

that and/or  slashing price

 

770----> 300/350$

780 GTX --->  500$

Titan ---> 600/650$ 

 

or at least i would wish :P

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next thing you would know they would phased out/kill Titan GTX  and release 790 (dual Card)

that and/or  slashing price

 

770----> 300/350$

780 GTX --->  500$

Titan ---> 600/650$ 

 

or at least i would wish :p

So dude, who confirmed that the R9 290X is going for 600 USD?

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next thing you would know they would phased out/kill Titan GTX  and release 790 (dual Card)

that and/or  slashing price

 

770----> 300/350$

780 GTX --->  500$

Titan ---> 600/650$ 

 

or at least i would wish :p

 

They won't slash Titan to 600, best they'll do is 699 or 799 even. Also like you said 790 would be a dual card. 290x is a single card, or at least as I have understand it so far, so the 790 will have an huge price tag from the start again. But we also need to keep in mind, Titan is an ultra-enthusiast card while the 290x is an enthusiast card, there just aren't too many people who will give out a grand for a gfx.

 

Pupik - No one has confirmed it but this is straight from Forbes

 

 

They

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Pupik - No one has confirmed it but this is straight from Forbes

How is that hints towards $600 price tag? The jump from 299 USD is just way too high and doesn't make a lot of sense.
R7 250, 260X, R9 270X, 280X, 290X
R7 250 1GB GDDR5, $89
R7 260X 2GB GDDR5, $139
R9 270X 2GB GDDR5, $199
R9 280X 3GB GDDR5, $299
R9 290X 4GB GDDR5... $600?
 

from here

http://videocardz.com/46006/amd-radeon-r9-290x-specifications-confirmed-costs-600

So price wasn't confirmed (notice the period). Still a hope for a better price.

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299 isn't an enthusiast card. Those cards easily start off from 599 when they come out. 299 are mid-high range cards.

 

Also 290x is in 4GB and 6GB variants. Maybe the 600 is for the 6GB which wouldn't be too surprising since GDDR memory ain't actually cheap. 

 

When 7970 launched it went for $550 and that was for 3GB card, now 599 doesn't seem so weird for a 6GB card.

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299 isn't an enthusiast card. Those cards easily start off from 599 when they come out. 299 are mid-high range cards.

 

Also 290x is in 4GB and 6GB variants. Maybe the 600 is for the 6GB which wouldn't be too surprising since GDDR memory ain't actually cheap. 

 

you mean is? typo?

 

yeah i noticed that pattern regarding  vram , noticed higher ram vraint command 70$/100$

 

4GB could land 499$

 

IMHO

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So wasn't confirmed. Still a hope for a better price.

 

pretty much yeah offically  :blush:

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