At yesterday’s AMD GPU14 event, the company has announced its five upcoming GPU’s. The new graphic cards will be named R7 250, R7 260X, R9 270X, R9 280X and R9 290X and they will be covering different price segments.
The R7 250 will feature 1GB of DDR5 and it will be priced at $90 with a Firestrike score of 2000 points. Next in line is the R7 260X with 2GB of ram and a $140 price tag, the score in Firestrike is 3700 points. The R9 270X also has 2Gb of GDDR5 but costs around $200 achieving a 5500 point score in Firestrike. The R9 280X is a 3GB GDDR5 model and it will cost $300 and has a 6800 Firestrike score. The most powerful of the lot will be the R9 290X but AMD has not given any specification or at least a glimpse of possible performance. AMD is doing this with the idea of keeping Nvidia on a short leash and not giving its competitor time to respond to the R series launch . However the price for the R9 290X will be a steep $600. Now, since AMD is DICE’s and EA’s official partner in the upcoming blockbuster Battlefield 4 (we are giving away BF4 game codes, btw), for those who preorder will get a free copy of Battlefield 4 Limited Edition, preorders will start on October the 3rd and buyers will be able to get them between October 10th and 15th.