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    Sapphire demos Radeon R9 290X Toxic with 8GB framebuffer

    And likely overclocked to the hilt, too.
    Watch the show..

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    Re: Sapphire demos Radeon R9 290X Toxic with 8GB framebuffer

    8 GB is good for rendering big projects in Maya, 3Ds Max or cinema 4D.

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    Re: Sapphire demos Radeon R9 290X Toxic with 8GB framebuffer

    I can't see this being used as a gaming card by many as I don't think 4K is really there quite yet. Too much money and not enough support.

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    Re: Sapphire demos Radeon R9 290X Toxic with 8GB framebuffer

    Just in case you need more E-peen

    Nice looking card but I will wait in judgement to see if 8gb's actually anything more than a marketing gimmick atm.

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    Re: Sapphire demos Radeon R9 290X Toxic with 8GB framebuffer

    Quote Originally Posted by dfour View Post
    Just in case you need more E-peen

    Nice looking card but I will wait in judgement to see if 8gb's actually anything more than a marketing gimmick atm.
    Well judging from computerbase's Titan Black (6GB vs 3GB for the 780/780Ti) review that would be a no even at 4K:
    http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/g...-gb-im-test/4/

    Average about 3% faster than the 780Ti and since the turbo on the black is ~5% higher the memory is not necessary. Actually on the non-Max setting (where the turbo boost mostly throttles and both 780Ti and Titan Black run at the frequency), the 780TI is 3% faster so there may be some overhead for having more memory, which is not unexpected. Since the R9-290/290X already have 4GB, the chance of them running out vram is even lower.

    (Incidentally, they measured the Titan Black at 61.0 dB(A) vs R9-290X at 61.5 dB(A) but whereas AMD got lots of bad press for releasing such a loud card - deservedly so IMO - Nvidia seem to getting another free pass on that subject.)

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