TPU spreads the news that Sapphire is going to release world's first consumer graphics cards with 8GB GDDR5 memory. It includes the Radeon R9 290X Toxic, which reportedly has a massive factory overclock to put it within the GeForce GTX Titan Black's performance territory, an there's also the R9 290X Vapor-X 8GB with a more modest factory overclock. The Vapor-X has the same cooler as the Toxic model but with a blue color scheme instead of a yellow one.
Sapphire is giving final touches to the Radeon R9 290X Toxic, which features 8 GB of memory across the GPU's 512-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface. In addition to that, the card is said to feature a massive factory-overclock, which could give it a shot at the performance crown from NVIDIA's GTX TITAN Black. The card features a large vapor-chamber equipped cooling solution in sexy black + yellow.