AMD Reveals R9, R7 GPU Lines, Start at $89

AMD’s next generation of GPUs are just around the corner.

Along with providing the hardware for the next-gen Sony and Microsoft consoles, AMD is also releasing new PC graphics cards within the next few weeks. There are two new lines of Radeon cards; the R9 series is aimed squarely at the high-end GPU consumer, while the R7 series occupies the mid-range.

The R9 290X is the mighty new AMD flagship, packing 4 GB of GDDR5, over six billion transistors, and 5 TFLOPS of compute power. Price on the R9 290X is TBA, but AMD did confirm that there would be a Battlefield 4 Edition of the R9 290X, which includes both the card and EA’s next big FPS. Today’s announcement wasn’t just about the flasgship SKU, however, as AMD also announced the R9 280X ($299), and R9 270X ($199). The R7 series consists of the entry-level R7 250 ($89), and R7 260X ($139).

The new R9 and R7 cards will still use CrossFire for multi-GPU gaming PCs, but the external ribbon connector is no more. All CrossFire communication is now handled strictly over PCI Express.

We’ll be updating this post with more information, including (hopefully) a price for the R9 290X.

[Top Image via BSN]

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5 Comments on AMD Reveals R9, R7 GPU Lines, Start at $89

lol

On September 25, 2013 at 4:11 pm

and I just bought a 7950

magatsu

On September 25, 2013 at 5:05 pm

This is great for me, I’ll be looking to upgrade my GPU after I get my PS4 to be ready for Oculus Rift. That R9 280X might be a perfect fit and in my price range.

Russell

On September 25, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Thats how technology is. Things move fast, but its usually only 10-15% upgrades for another 500$ lol

Reaper

On September 25, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Yeah I’ve been holding out finishing my new build to see the price of the 9970. I’m hoping it won’t be more then $499. Right now I’m looking into an ASUS 7970 Matrix Edition card for $400 but idk. Maybe the price will drop with the new cards coming out.

Sean

On September 26, 2013 at 12:48 am

It says Crossfire is handled over PCI Express but will this apply to older versions of PCI Express and not just 3.0 ? AMD better be clear on this cuz I was thinking of ditching what my son has and buying a new card now and then a 2nd one in the future.