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We should expect to see Radeon R9 290X GPUs with 8GB of RAM soon

PowerColor, Sapphire, Club3D and MSI are rumored to be preparing Radeon R9 290X cards with 8GB of RAM
By: Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards News | Posted: Oct 31, 2014 11:52 pm

SweOverclockers is reporting that three of AMD's partners are preparing Radeon R9 290X cards with 8GB of RAM, something that will arrive in November. The new Radeon R9 290X cards with 8GB of RAM will be released by PowerColor, Sapphire and Club3D, but an MSI R9 290X with 8GB of RAM has also been spotted.




The new cards are expected to directly compete with the second-generation Maxwell-based GeForce GTX 980 from NVIDIA, but with AMD owning the 4K market right now, the 8GB of RAM should really help, especially in upcoming games like Star Citizen with its 4K and 8K textures, and built for the PC only. The new cards should arrive with a 10% price hike on them, which isn't too bad considering the crazy amount of VRAM included.


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