It seems we finally have a confirmation of Radeon R9 290 series launch dates.
According to the post from Cardpu Radeon R9 290X will arrive tomorrow on October 24th and Radeon R9 290 will be released a week later. This information is straight from AMD employee Chris Li.
Of course I told you both dates almost a week ago, so there shouldn’t be any surprises.
Additionally here’s my source, also confirming the launch date:
By the way, I wouldn’t use words like “soon” or “in few days” when in fact we are waiting more than ten for the first card to appear.
Guys from EKWB summarized this better than I possibly could:
LOL, what's up with the R9 290X release? We have the blocks ready and done :P
— EKWaterBlocks (@EKWaterBlocks) October 15, 2013
Many thanks to SMiThaYe for the tip!