AMD R9 M290X Mobility Flagship Spotted – Appears to be a Rebranded 8970M with Increased Clocks

AMD R9 M290X Mobility Flagship Spotted – Appears to be a Rebranded 8970M with Increased Clocks

The Mobility Flagship, the AMD R9 M290X has finally been spotted. To be revealed
in none other than CES’14 in select All-In-One PCs, the M290X
represents the best AMD has to offer in the Mobile Graphics Department.

AMD R9 M290X  Spotted in MSI PC and is Probably an 8970M Rebrand – Coming CES’14

The AMD Mobility Flagship was spotted in the AG2712A MSI All in One PC. The
Specs listed the device as the “AMD R9 M290X / 8970M”. This obviously
set a few alarm bells ringing since the 8970M is actually a re brand of
the 7970M with clock tweaks and a few soft upgrades(Honestly, AMD). 
This seems to be true here as well.

Our sources indicate a clock speed of 950Mhz(max) and 1250Mhz on the memory clock. Notice both are exactly 50 Mhz more than the 8970M. The temperature of the chip during Furmark in MSI’s All in One PC remained an acceptable 57C at room temperature.

The Power of the R9 M290X should be roughly equivalent to the 7870
with 1280 Stream Processors. Of course, you cannot put the significantly
larger Hawaii Core (High end models only of GPU’14) in mobile chipsets
so quickly but a rebrand is really not the way to go. We will keep you
updated if more details emerge and you can always just wait for CES 2014 to start.
Concludingly i would like to add that there is a tiny chance (very very
tiny) that the fault lies with MSI who got the specs wrong. I.e. they
confused one mobile gpu (Radeon R9 M290X) for the other (8970M).

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