So it seems AMD did not allow PowerColor to use R9 295X2 branding on this one.
PowerColor’s Devil13 will officially be showcased at Computex 2014. For now we have some better pictures and finally some specs. Devil13 Dual Core R9 290X (Dual Core reminds me of cheap Pentium processors), has a GPU clock of 1GHz and memory clock of 1350 MHz. Long story short only memory is faster compared to R9 295X2.
PowerColor R9 290X Dual Core has 8GB of GDDR5 memory and dual 512-bit interface. Of course PowerColor’s model has two Hawaii XT GPUs with a total of 5632 Stream Processors.
Just like TITAN Z, Dual Core R9 290X has triple-slot design. This card is equipped with three Double Blades fans. And what’s sitting under the cooler? 15-phase power design, 10 heat pipes, four 8pin power connectors, Devil13 logo backlight and much more we can’t see yet.
It looks like PowerColor finally got rid of the ancient BIOS switch on the bracket, probably in favor or Quiet/Uber mode switch on the side.
PowerColor decided to bundle Razer Ouroboros mouse with the the card. You will probably have to pay for that anyway (these cards are never cheap).
The fastest R9 290X graphic solution in the world
Taipei, Taiwan –May 26, 2014 – TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards, is going to showcase the most powerful and fastest R9 290X solution at Computex 2014, the PowerColor Devil 13 Dual Core R9 290X. Except Devil 13 Dual Core R9 290X, we’re going to display our unique fan design, the Double Blades, and PowerColor patented device, the Turbo Timer.
Whole new generation of Devil 13
The 3rd generation, Devil 13 Dual Core R9 290X, is packed with dual Hawaii XT cores, designed to tackle the most demanding HD titles. It operates at 1000MHz for core clock and 1350MHz for memory, using 512-bit X2 memory interface with 8GB of GDDR5 memory, breaking out the limitation of extremely gaming performance. The Devil 13 Dual Core R9 290X is built with carefully-design Platinum Power Kit and ultra-efficient thermal design. It consists of massive 15-phase power delivery, PowerIRstage, Super Cap and Ferrite Core Choke, providing the stability and reliability for such high-end graphics solution. To qualify for Devil 13, it utilizes efficient trio fan design with Double Blades, two pieces of large die-cast panel, total 10pcs of heat pipes, and enormous surface of aluminum cooling fin, achieving a perfect balance between thermal solution and noise reduction. We add several features which are gamers exclusive. The Devil 13 backlighting glows a bright red color with the logo pulsating slowly, delivering exceptional outlook; the Dual BIOS button design allows germs to pursuit extreme performance in the easiest way; 4 units of 8 pin PCI-E power connector draw more power, offering constant and stable power input. What’s more, to honor Devil 13 users, we bundle our latest Devil 13 with the most top-notch gaming mouse, the Razer Ouroboros. We believe our Devil 13 users are deserved to have the best.
Turbo Timer & Double Blades
Except Devil 13 Dual Core R9 290X, we’re going to demo our patent pending device, Turbo Timer, which is designed to keep the graphics card cooler running for a pre-specified period after the PC powered off. Furthermore, for the revolutionary fan design Double Blades, we’re going to show you how it works to generate most airflow than other fan designs.
Please visit Nangang Exhibition Hall, #404 meeting room and get impressed by new technologies introduced by PowerColor at Computex 2014!