Most next-gen GPU launches are a simple affair: Launch one model, then another, and then another. AMD’s latest series is a bit different. In advance of its forthcoming flagship R9 290X, the company decided to push all of its mainstream parts off of the truck at once. So, let’s get started, first with a look at the $299 R9 280X.
Can you smell that? No, not me! I’m talking about that fresh stack of AMD GPUs sitting on the desk over there *points to the right*. Sheesh.
That’s right; it’s GPU launch time again, and AMD sure had no intention of easing into things. For the first time in quite a while (if not ever; my memory is horrible), AMD isn’t releasing just one or two GPUs today, but four: Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X, R7 270X and R7 250. Today, we’re going to be taking a look at the R9 280X, with looks at the others to come soon.
You might recall that AMD held a “Tech Day” in Hawaii a couple of weeks ago. Much was discussed there, so we’re not going to rinse and repeat what I’m sure you already know. Instead, we’ll wait for some of the technologies to become viable in the real-world so that we can test and relay our experiences.
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