HIS Radeon R9 290X PCBExpreview members got their hands on HIS Radeon R9 290X graphics card. It is based on AMD's reference design with a wind tunnel and blower fan type cooling solution.

Heatsink is made of aluminum fins and vapor champer. Heat pipes are not used on R9 290X at all.

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The card has AMD's new 28 nm Hawaii graphics processing unit in XT configuration. GPU comes without a heatspreader, exposing the die itself. Sixteen memory chips are present on one side of PCB, making a 512-bit memory bus. They are manufactured by SK Hynix and are rated at 6 GHz clock speed. Each chip holds 2 Gbit (256 MB) of memory totaling in 4GB of video memory. Card is fed through one 6-pin and one 8-pin power connectors. R9 290X has 5+1+1 power design with International Rectifier IR3567B PWM voltage regulator module (VRM) and DirectFETs. Connectivity includes dual DVI-D, full-sized HDMI and DisplayPort.

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