When it comes to graphics cards, remember the great war between NVIDIA and AMD? Well, all of that is in the past now, and while NVIDIA is definitely ahead most of the time, this does not mean that AMD is about to slide into the dark abyss. No sir, they still do churn out video cards from time to time that are worthy of a look, and this time around, AMD has a couple of graphics cards in the form of the AMD Radeon R9 and the Radeon R7.
The R9 290X that you can see above, in addition to the R9 290 and R7 260X, will feature support for TrueAudio, which so happens to be a new programmable pipeline which will allow advanced audio effects without having to place an additional burden on a PC’s main processor or a dedicated sound card. Not only that, the range will not be lacking when it comes to delivering graphical firepower. So far, the full monty on the Radeon R9 and R7 have not been released, but AMD touts the R9 290X flagship is capable of churning out five teraflops of total computing power compared to the four teraflops that its predecessor could muster. Expected to ship sometime in the near future, prices range from $89 to $299 for the mid-range R9 280X, although AMD has coyly remained mum on the R9 290X’s price tag. [Press Release]
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