AMD has an edgeThe AMD 290X card has an edge over NVIDIA’s Titan. In crossfire bridge mode (when multiple GPUs are used concurrently), a 290X is only slightly behind the performance of NVIDIA’s 780 Titan. AMD developed a solution whose die is 3/5 the size of NVIDIA’s titan, yet still provides solid performance on 4K resolution. Below: R9 290X comparable to GTX Titan and GTX 780. Source: [H]ardOCP …but trails NVDIA in this way The newly released graphics card has high power usage and heat generation compared to NVIDIA’s product. Consumers might set aside these drawbacks, because they are getting a less expensive card instead. AMD looks attractive AMD’s new R9 290X matches NVIDIA’s high-end Titan card on a performance comparison. At 4K resolution, AMD’s product performs even faster. On HardOCP, a site for PC game enthusiasts, the card was described as providing performance that was 10-23% faster than NVIDIA’s Titan. By selling its premium card at a competitive price level, investors could expect that AMD boosts its market share in the PC market. This will be good news for shareholders who are waiting for AMD stock to rebound. That is, unless NVIDIA steps it up.
(Written by Chris Lau, a Kapitall Contributor. All data sourced from Zacks Investment Research.)