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    Default Does The AMD Radeon R9 290X Work On Linux?

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    AMD today has officially launched the Radeon R9 290X "Hawaii" graphics card that currently serves as their top of the line Rx 200 series GPU...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ5Mzg

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    This is the first real new card out of the new R7 and R9 series, but it still isn't too far away from GCN 1.0/1.1, so that radeonsi should be able to get simply extended like with r600g and HD 4000 -> HD 5000 I would guess.

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    The AMD Radeon R9 290X have a really shitty cooler on the reference design so it is very loud and noisy.
    All partner manufacturers who made AMD Radeon R9 290X so far use the reference design.

    The price for the AMD Radeon R9 290X is competitively priced and its a good price compared to other graphics cards.

    Pros: Price and performance.
    Cons: Noisy cooler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    The AMD Radeon R9 290X have a really shitty cooler on the reference design so it is very loud and noisy.
    All partner manufacturers who made AMD Radeon R9 290X so far use the reference design.

    The price for the AMD Radeon R9 290X is competitively priced and its a good price compared to other graphics cards.

    Pros: Price and performance.
    Cons: Noisy cooler.
    ComputerBase says the card is not noisy with the default BIOS mode. Of course that changes when you enable that "Uber Mode".

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    The AMD Radeon R9 290X have a really shitty cooler on the reference design so it is very loud and noisy.
    All partner manufacturers who made AMD Radeon R9 290X so far use the reference design.

    The price for the AMD Radeon R9 290X is competitively priced and its a good price compared to other graphics cards.

    Pros: Price and performance.
    Cons: Noisy cooler.
    but does it blend ?.... I mean work on linux?

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    German computer news heise.de (quite serious) said that it performed really well, even against the biggest NV Titan, for about half the price. But that was for DX11, OpenGL was more bumpy. So the usual: ATI blob folks just seem to have problems with opengl. Grrrr.
    Fans get noisy in the mentioned "Über Modus" and power consumption is not really a certain figure yet.

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    Micheal, if you acted more like a journalist rather than a tabloid that posts articles that little more than summaries of git commits they might be willing to send you hardware. As long as you stick to your link bating sorry excuses for articles and benchmarks no one is going to take you seriously enough to send hardware other than to sucker up to you to get reviews. Making comments like "AMD's marketing/PR department has again found it not important to cater to any Linux enthusiasts" just makes you sound petty and does nothing to help your case.

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