Radeon R9 290Xtreme Announced, New 16GB DDR5 Dual-GPU To Rival Nvidia’s Titan Z, Will Cost $3399

AMD has just announced a new high-end GPU that will rival Nvidia’s recently announced dual-card, Titan Z. According to the red team, the card will pack 16GB of DDR5, 6156 cores, and two overclocked Hawaii XT chips. Clearly this GPU will be a top high-end product, however it comes with insane PSU requirements and price.

As AMD claimed, this new GPU will require 2000Watts. Yeap, that’s something that was rumored for Nvidia’s upcoming Titan Z card but while Nvidia has not confirmed that, AMD went ahead and admitted that a really powerful PSU will be required.

Furthermore, the card will be priced at $3399. That’s $399 more than Nvidia’s Titan Z, so let’s hope that it will be worth the price difference.

AMD also revealed that Mantle 2 will be released alongside this new GPU, though it will require Windows 8 and above. As the red team noted, Mantle 2 will be based on DX11.1 and will further explore the CPU improvements that Microsoft’s API brought to the table.

Let the high-end dual-GPU war begin!

Obviously this is an April’s fools joke. If you highlighted the text, congratulations. Here is something special for you. We came up with a price in order to stay ‘true’ and ‘close’ (after some math calculations) to my nickname. 3399 = 3+3+9+9 = 24 = 4-2 = 2 = john2. Have fun and spread the word of the R9 290Xtreme so we can see whether others will be fooled.

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email