Asus has unveiled the R9 290 DirectCU II OC GPU, which is based on AMD Radeon 290x R9. The Asus has overclocked it and is offering complete customization of cooling and other internal components.
The ASUS R9 290 is slightly less powerful than the ASUS R9 290X, but is still designed to conquer the high end GPU market and give Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 some tough completion. The customized version is called ASUS R9 290 DirectCU II OC.
Specs include Hawaii GPU (2560 stream processors clocked at 1000 MHz), 4 GB of GDDR5 memory at 5040 MHz and 512-bit bus. You also get the new cooling system, dual fan technology, cool tech, DIGI + VRM and Supper Alloy Power.
Price of ASUS R9 290 DirectCU II OC is GBP 390 or about EUR 470.