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Old 21-06-14, 02:03 PM
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AMD’s R9 290X might not be the full chip after all

Rumours of AMD Hawaii XT core in the R9 290X not being fully used has been floating around since the cores launch. Now there are renewed hopes in AMD releasing a "full fat" Hawaii XT core as a professional overclocker leaks some information.



Thought to have been proven false one man now again claims the Hawaii XT core hasn't been seen at it's fullest yet.

The leaker is Overclockers UK's 8-Pack and this is what he has said.


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290X is not full fat!!!

The Contingency is ready

As usual NDA stops me from saying very much. Yes I do have more info but I cant share it.

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AMD already have its next gen high end part ready.They have had for a while.

They also have a full fat Hawaii XT up there sleeves this being said Nvidia will not be able to do there milking of the consumer as they so often have,

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We have spoken aloit with AMD about temp probs etc. I am sure they are the right track this time round.

I personally don't care about temps. Just want perf.

But wait a second, wasn't the rumours of a 3072 cored proven false? Does this mean there is something else hidden in the Hawaii XT core? I don't know the answers to these questions or if what 8-Pack says here is even true, but with 6GB 780s and an 6GB 780Ti coming soon it would be one hell of a time to see a new High end card from AMD.

Take everything here with a pinch of salt, but something interesting might soon be coming.

Please post you thoughts and feelings about this below, would you like to see a R9 295X in the near future?


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Old 21-06-14, 02:16 PM
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if they add more memory to it and give it a better thermal interface im all for a 295x
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Old 21-06-14, 02:16 PM
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They'd have to release it watercooled as well. I'd laugh pretty hard though if they'd release it with their reference 'cooler' and then claim that 110 degrees is just fine to run at.
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It'll happen. If Sapphire et al have been able to treat the temperatures with the 290x then there is a chance they'll do the same with whatever comes out. My feeling is that AMD will want to lower the power draw though. The 290x keeps up with the 780ti now and the 295x2 is 'the fastest graphics card available' so I'm guessing the full fat card will be released to do battle with whatever is released by Nvidia soon.

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They'd have to release it watercooled as well. I'd laugh pretty hard though if they'd release it with their reference 'cooler' and then claim that 110 degrees is just fine to run at.
They just need someone else to do the cooling design for them. It'll run on air fine.
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Old 21-06-14, 02:23 PM
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Aftermarket 290x parts have been officially tamed so I don't see why they wouldn't release the 48 CU hawaii part to combat the upcoming 6GB nvidia offerings.

Usually amd/nivida always have something at the ready to combat each other.
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Old 21-06-14, 02:30 PM
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They just need someone else to do the cooling design for them. It'll run on air fine.
They aren't going to do that. They'd rather slap a waterblock on it.
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Old 21-06-14, 02:34 PM
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This is old news, I remember reading this earlier this year. Rumours of the 295 single card have been round for a while now.

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They aren't going to do that. They'd rather slap a waterblock on it.
I wish more cards had a waterblocks on them, much better all round. Quieter, cooler and better overclocking headroom.
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Is it just me who doesn't have a problem with factory AIO/Waterblock £500-£600 cards?
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Old 21-06-14, 02:38 PM
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Is it just me who doesn't have a problem with factory AIO/Waterblock £500-£600 cards?
I'd rather have one to be honest, I think it is the way forward for GPUs. Unless they get considerably cooler that even aircoolers have no probs.
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Old 21-06-14, 02:39 PM
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Haha, this is great. I remember some youtuber complaining about how nvidia releases a "flagship" card, then quickly follows up with a ti version. Apparently that pisses people off. Now AMD are doing it Should be interesting to see how this 295 fares against the 780ti.
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