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Pushing the limits of visual and audio realism, AMD Radeon™ R9 290 GPU brings class-leading features and smooth frame rates to enthusiast gamers and shatters the 4K gaming graphics price barrier

UNNYVALE, Calif. —11/5/2013

AMD (NYSE: AMD) today launched the AMD Radeon™ R9 290 graphics card, the latest addition to the award-winning AMD Radeon™ R9 Series GPUs, a powerful roster of ultimate-class GPUs from AMD. The AMD Radeon™ R9 290 joins the recently introduced AMD Radeon™ R9 270X, R9 280X and R9 290X graphics cards that deliver next-generation performance and features for gamers who demand the very best.

“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.”

Built on AMD’s award-winning Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics cards boast a truly unique advantage with Mantle, an industry-changing technology developed by AMD. With Mantle, top game developers can empower their games to speak the native language of GCN architecture, enabling an incomparable level of hardware optimization that yields revolutionary performance1.

Armed with the new AMD TrueAudio technology and made to perform for ultra-resolution gaming, the AMD Radeon™ R9 290 GPU enables today’s most immersive PC gaming experience for enthusiasts2.

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 configurations3.

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

The AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics cards will be available on Nov. 5, 2013 at a starting price of $399 USD and €289 (excluding VAT)4. 

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