AMD announced the new Radeon R9 290X, its next-generation flagship graphics card. Based on the second-generation Graphics CoreNext micro-architecture, the card is designed to outperform everything NVIDIA has at the moment, including a hypothetical GK110-based graphics card with 2,880 CUDA cores. It's based on the new "Hawaii" silicon, with four independent tessellation units, close to 3,000 stream processors, and a 512-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface. The card supports DIrectX 11.2, and could offer an inherent performance advantage over NVIDIA's GPUs at games such as "Battlefield 4." The card will be competitively priced against NVIDIA's offerings. We're awaiting more details.