"AMD cements its position as the provider of ultimate gaming experiences"

AMD launches £320 Radeon R9 290 graphics card

The AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics card has launched, priced at £320 in the UK, $400 in the US and €289 in Europe.

It’s the latest in the vendor’s range of new R9 cards, including the top-end R9 290X, which arrived last month and received warm reviews from critics

Built on AMD’s Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, the R9 290 uses AMD’s own Mantle tech, which lets game developers utilise an "incomparable level of hardware optimisation that yields revolutionary performance".

It features AMD TrueAudio technology, a dedicated audio processor built into the GPU core, plus it’s been designed for UltraHD (4K) and AMD Eyefinity technology. 

Other features 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 and API support for DirectX 11.2, OpenGL 4.3 and Mantle.

"With the AMD Radeon R9 290 GPU, AMD cements its position as the provider of ultimate gaming experiences," said Matt Skynner, general manager and corporate vice president, AMD Graphics Business Unit.

"We deliver on the promise of world-class performance and features with the R9 Series graphics cards. With new innovations like Mantle and AMD TrueAudio technology, AMD brings an exceptional gaming experience for enthusiasts while defying the limits of audio and visual realism."

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