AMD has expanded the AMD Radeon R9 Series GPUs with the launch of a new AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics card.
The AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics cards are available now at a starting price of $399 USD and €289 (excluding VAT).
With this announcement, the AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics card joins other members in the family that include AMD Radeon R9 270X, R9 280X and R9 290X graphics cards that deliver next-generation performance and features for gamers.
At the core of AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics cards is the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture as well as Mantle, a technology developed by AMD that allows game developers to empower games to speak the native language of GCN architecture, enabling an incomparable level of hardware optimization that yields revolutionary performance.
The GPU is also armed with the new AMD TrueAudio technology and made to perform for ultra-resolution gaming. With all these, the AMD Radeon R9 290 GPU enables today’s most immersive PC gaming experience for enthusiasts, AMD said.
AMD TrueAudio technology brings a new level of audio immersion, surrounding gamers with realistic audio environments through stereo headsets and speakers.
With a dedicated audio processor built into the GPU core, the AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics card enables a richer and deeply immersive soundscape, including true-to-life acoustic environments, simultaneous sound effects and fully positional sounds.
Designed for UltraHD (4K) and AMD Eyefinity technology, the AMD Radeon R9 290 GPU joins the AMD Radeon R9 290X GPU as definitive leaders in the high-resolution content experience, boasting hardware-level optimization for gaming on next-generation display configurations, AMD said.
Features of the AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics cards include:
· 2,560 stream processing units
· Up to 947MHz engine clock
· 4GB GDDR5 memory
· Up to 5.0Gbps memory clock speed
· 320GB/s memory bandwidth (maximum)
· 4.85 TFLOPS Single Precision compute power
· API support for DirectX 11.2, OpenGL 4.3 and Mantle