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 AMD Radeon™ R9 Series Graphics

AMD Radeon Graphics OEM
 
 
 

​​​​For gamers who demand the best

Never settle for anything less than AMD Radeon™ R9 Series graphics

Radeon™ is Gaming

 

 
 
 

 Features

GCN Architecture

Primed to enable astonishing performance and breathtaking image quality, making it a top choice for gamers who expect the best.

Mantle2

There’s optimization, and then there’s Mantle. Games enabled with Mantle speak the language of GCN architecture to unlock revolutionary performance and image quality.

Ultra Resolution Gaming

Leave HD in the dust by gaming on displays much, much larger. Whether using a 4k monitor or combining multiple HD monitors, you’ll get an expansive experience that’s truly out of sight.1,7

AMD Eyefinity technology1

Enjoy the ultimate immersive gaming experience with innovative “wrap around” multidisplay capabilities.3

AMD CrossFire™ technology4

With outstanding performance scaling, a system equipped with AMD CrossFire™ technology keeps you fragging while everyone else is reaching for an upgrade.

AMD PowerTune technology5

Enables intelligent power monitoring to enable higher clock speeds and better performance in your favorite games.

AMD ZeroCore technology5

Allows your AMD Radeon™ GPU to consume virtually no power when in idle state.

AMD App Acceleration3

Improve performance of everyday tasks such as Web browsing, office applications and video rendering.

AMD HD3D technology6

Play 3D games, watch Blu-ray 3D videos, and edit 3D photos on your 3D monitor, TV or projector.

 R9 290X/290

For gamers who demand the very best, AMD Radeon™ R9 290X and R9 290 graphics shatter ordinary GPU performance. Groundbreaking GCN Architecture pushes your performance to insane levels while AMD TrueAudio technology and ultra-resolution gaming take you even deeper into the action.7,8

A new GPU for a new era in gaming

With Ultra Resolution Gaming you can leave HD in the dust by gaming on displays much, much larger. Whether using a 4k monitor or combining multiple HD monitors, you’ll get an expansive experience that’s truly out of sight7.

With AMD TrueAudio technology, you get the most revolutionary, realistic and breathtaking sound we’ve ever put in a GPU8.

Mantle gives game developers the power to speak directly to the GPU core. With such a direct connection to your hardware, game developers are discovering a whole new world of immersion and performance made possible by AMD graphics leadership.2

 R9 270X/270

You’ve heard it before: no guts, no glory. Now you’ve got both. With the power to drive today’s hottest games — and tomorrow’s — Radeon™ R9 270X/270 graphics keep you in the fight whatever the circumstances.

Step up to serious performance

Prepare 4 battle with the AMD Radeon™ R9 270X/270 graphics processor.  Harness visionary GCN Architecture, primed to enable astonishing performance and breathtaking image quality, making it a top choice for gamers who expect the best.

With Ultra Resolution Gaming you can leave HD in the dust by gaming on displays much, much larger. Whether using a 4k monitor or combining multiple HD monitors, you’ll get an expansive experience that’s truly out of sight.1,7

Mantle gives game developers the power to speak directly to the GPU core. With such a direct connection to your hardware, game developers are discovering a whole new world of immersion and performance made possible by AMD graphics leadership.2

 R9 260/255

R9 260

Unleash GCN Architecture, meticulously engineered for spectacular DirectX® 11.2 gaming and radical efficiency. Game beyond the confines of a single monitor and embrace the true potential of PC gaming with the ultra-high resolutions of AMD Eyefinity multidisplay technology.1,7 Redefine the nature of performance with AMD PowerTune technology that gives you the performance you need when you need it.5

Built to play

How do you make industry-leading graphics even more immersive? Add the breathtaking reality of AMD TrueAudio technology and the expansive visual experience of AMD Eyefinity multidisplay technology.1,8 It’s your game taken to an entirely new dimension. Radeon™ is faster. Radeon is immersive. Radeon is gaming.

With Ultra Resolution Gaming you can leave HD in the dust by gaming on displays much, much larger. Whether using a 4k monitor or combining multiple HD monitors, you’ll get an expansive experience that’s truly out of sight1,7.

Mantle gives game developers the power to speak directly to the GPU core. With such a direct connection to your hardware, game developers are discovering a whole new world of immersion and performance made possible by AMD graphics leadership.2

R9 255

Based on the award-winning GCN Architecture, the AMD Radeon™ R9 255 GPU is built to destroy. Packed with incredible features such as PCI Express® 3.0, ultra-efficient AMD ZeroCore Power technology and gaming resolutions beyond 5760x1080 with AMD Eyefinity technology, these are the world’s most advanced graphics. For everyone.1,5,7

Built to play

With Ultra Resolution Gaming, you can leave HD in the dust by gaming on displays much, much larger. Whether using a 4k monitor or combining multiple HD monitors, you’ll get an expansive experience that’s truly out of sight.1,7

Mantle gives game developers the power to speak directly to the GPU core. With such a direct connection to your hardware, game developers are discovering a whole new world of immersion and performance made possible by AMD graphics leadership.2

 Specifications

 R9 290XR9 290R9 270XR9 270R9 260R9 255
GPU Architecture28nm28nm28nm28nm28nm28nm
API Support9DirectX® 12, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3DirectX® 12, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3DirectX® 12, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3DirectX® 12, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3DirectX® 12, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3DirectX® 12, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3
PCI Express® Version3.03.03.03.03.03.0
AMD PowerTune Technology5YesYesYesYesYesYes
4K Resolution Support7YesYesYesYesYesYes
DDMA AudioYesYesYesYesYesYes
HDMI (With 4K, Stereo 3D, Deep Color & x.v.Color™)YesYesYesYesYesYes
TrueAudio Technology8YesYesNoNoYesNo
AMD Eyefinity Technology1 (Maximum displays)3 with DVI/HDMI, 4 using DisplayPort, 6 with an MST hub3 with DVI/HDMI, 4 using DisplayPort, 6 with an MST hub3 with DVI/HDMI, 4 using DisplayPort, 6 with an MST hub3 with DVI/HDMI, 4 using DisplayPort, 6 with an MST hub3 with DVI/HDMI, 4 using DisplayPort, 6 with an MST hub3 with DVI/HDMI, 4 using DisplayPort, 6 with an MST hub
Video Codec Engine (VCE) (with H.264, MPEG-4 ASP, MPEG-2, VC-1 & Blu-ray 3D)YesYesYesYesYesYes
GPU Clock SpeedUp to 1GHzUp to 947MHzUp to 1.05GHzUp to 925MHzUp to 1.1GHzUp to 930MHz
Memory BandwidthUp to 320 GB/sUp to 320 GB/sUp to 104 GB/sUp to 104 GB/sUp to 104 GB/sUp to 104 GB/s
Memory AmountUp to 4GB GDDR5Up to 4GB GDDR5Up to 4GB GDDR5Up to 2GB GDDR5Up to 2GB GDDR5Up to 2GB GDDR5
Stream Processing UnitsUp to 2816Up to 2560Up to 1280Up to 1280Up to 896Up to 512
Required Power Supply Connectors1 x 6-pin + 1 x 8-pin1 x 6-pin + 1 x 8-pin2 x 6-pin1 x 6-pin1 x 6-pin1 x 6-pin
AMD CrossFire™ Support4 (Maximum number of GPUs and CrossFire Bridge Interconnect required)4, no4, no2, yes2, yes2, no2, no
Form FactorFull height, dual slotFull height, dual slotFull height, dual slotFull height, dual slotFull height, dual slotFull height, dual slot

  

  

  

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