ASUS today announced the launch of R9 290, a new graphics card powered by the latest AMD Radeon™ R9 290 graphics-processing unit (GPU). It includes exclusive ASUS GPU Tweak, 4GB GDDR5 memory and AMD Eyefinity and TrueAudio technologies for expansive multi-display setups and accurate environmental sounds. R9 290 supports both DirectX® 11.2 and AMD's new Mantle application programming interface (API).
ASUS won 10 awards at the Good Design Awards 2013 held in Tokyo, Japan. The ASUS Zenbook made the Good Design Best 100 list, while other award winners include the N Series Notebook, Transformer Book Trio, Z87-based ROG Maximus VI Formula Z87 gaming motherboard, the TUF Series Sabertooth Z87 motherboard, the Gryphon Z87 motherboard, the ASUS Transformer AiO; VivoMouse and VivoPC, and VariDrive.