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SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC 100362-2SR Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card

  • SAPPHIRE Tri-X Cooling Technology
  • AMD Mantle
  • AMD Eyefinity 2.0
  • AMD CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology for R9 290 Series

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The Radeon R9 290, the AMD's new flagship GPU, offers the weapon of choice for gamers who demand the best. It's based on the new 28nm Hawaii GPU architecture and introduces the support for DirectX 11.2, capable of rendering reality-redefining imagery in the hottest titles. With massive number of Stream Processors and gigantic 4GB GDDR5 memory, this GPU delivers the performance you need for smooth gameplay at extreme setting. The new CrossFire technology allows you to build multiple graphics cards configuration without the use of interconnect bridges. With Ultra Resolution Gaming you will leave HD in the dust by gaming on displays much, much larger. A rich set of AMD innovative technologies are included, such as App Acceleration, AMD PowerTune, AMD ZeroCore and AMD HD3D technology. With these technology advancements, you'll get more than one way to elevate your gaming experience.

This model is factory overclocked for smoother gameplay, and comes equipped with triple cooling fan for reliability in demanding load level.

  • newegg Built for Crossfire The card features the Next Generation CrossFire support for up to four graphics cards with No interconnect bridge required.
  • newegg Mantle There’s optimization, and then there’s Mantle. Games enabled with Mantle speak the language of GCN architecture to unlock revolutionary performance and image quality. (Application support is required.)
  • newegg See More, Win More! The card is capable to turn your computer into a super gaming machine. Enjoy the latest 3D games with stunning graphics and effects that your enemies cannot match! Get an immersive experience with AMD Eyefinity! Expand your game across up to four displays while your opponents have one monitor. Along with all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation, and brand-new display configurations, take the unfair advantage over your opponent and win more with the surround sight.
  • newegg More Graphics, Less Power! The new architecture of the card gets more usable processing power for your money, enabling better frame rates in the latest games at high resolutions. In addition, with AMD ZeroCore Power and AMD PowerTune technologies, you can optimize the balance between performance and power consumption of your system by adjusting the engine clock during runtime of the card. Manage the power and keep your wallet loaded!
  • newegg AMD App Acceleration Improve performance of everyday tasks such as Web browsing, office applications, and video rendering.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • marsha r.
  • 9/15/2015 1:55:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsworthless

Pros: lasted 4 months before all this happened

Cons: after owning this card for 4 month, nothing but black screens. as others have said, i have done everything from updating all drivers, to reinstalling windows completely, to making sure my memory wasn't interfering, to rma.....receiving another card...and same thing.

garbage.......going back to nvidia.

Other Thoughts: not amused....after over 10 years of building and maintaining my own systems...and wasting 350 bucks on a high end card i thought would be amazing .....i am sitting here unable to do anything but buy nvidia from now all the forums....and if you are lucky enough to have one that works..consider yourself lucky......never buy sapphire again folks.

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  • Justin D.
  • 9/9/2015 5:46:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGreat when it works

Pros: Decent card

Cons: Black screen crashes every day now; updated VBIOS, underclocked, increased fan, tried different Catalyst versions- nothing works. This is a defective line of cards.

Other Thoughts: It's not even running hot, it crashes around 50C in a cool, air-conditioned room. My power supply is 800watts and I have the power hooked up on two separate rails. The card is trash.

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  • Helen F.
  • 9/5/2015 12:45:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOutstanding Card

Pros: Runs every game I throw at it, has excellent cooling, quiet fans under 55% fan speed, easy to overclock (if desired).

Cons: Fans tend to get a weird rattle sound when playing games, this usually happens at 55% fan speed.

Other Thoughts: This is a great card, I really enjoy having this card run everything I throw at it flawlessly. This card is a must have for any AMD graphics card owner.

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  • Brendan L.
  • 7/1/2015 3:44:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove Sapphire

Pros: I know I should give a long review of everything about it, but ill keep it short. This card is a beast, sapphire really has outdone themselves again. A 290 with triple cooling AND comes out of the box overclocked past a standard 290x?? This thing rocks. I don't even hear it, it actually taking less power than my last card which was 4 years old, AND it just plain looks cool to. 5 stars.

Cons: Only thing I did not like is how large it is, but hey its a power house so I was prepared for it. Still maintains its 5 star with me, this should not prevent you from buying it unless it legitimately doesn't fit in your case.

Other Thoughts: Love it, probably won't replace it for the next 4ish years. Just make sure to do some measurements of your case beforehand

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  • Don R.
  • 6/20/2015 10:06:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood card for the price

Pros: Very well priced for the power! I thought this card would be extremely loud with the 3 fans but it's definitely quieter than my CPU cooler.

Cons: The first card I received had the typical black screen problem. I received a new card and haven't had a problem since.

Other Thoughts: If you can get past the problems with getting faulty cards, it's a great card for the price. I'd give it 5 stars if I didn't have to return the first one.

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  • Beverly H.
  • 4/11/2015 7:19:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAvoid

Pros: Nice physical design

Cons: The card keeps getting huge GPU spikes every 15 minutes or so, making my entire system shut down.

Looking around the web, this seems to be a common occurrence with R9 290s. I tried regulating it using a large amount of software (GPU Tweak, Afterburner) but nothing works. The card has a lot of potential but is completely crippled from a lack of reliability.

Other Thoughts: This happened to me before with Sapphire (several years ago). Safe to say, I'm avoiding them from here on out. I'd recommend you do the same.

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  • Matthew C.
  • 4/9/2015 10:01:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works well when it works.

Cons: Crashes most of the time. Popped my old card in and crashes completely disappeared. Will see if the one after the RMA works.

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  • Scott S.
  • 4/1/2015 2:41:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat I expected

Pros: It is not loud as many reviews online have stated. It's actually quieter than my system fans. Perhaps it's because what I'm running isn't pushing the card to its limits.

Runs everything I have at the highest setting at 60fps. The games I play aren't the most involved graphically (Sniper Elite 3, Stranded Deep, KSP, Civ 5).

Cons: It was too large for my stock mid tower. I had to take an angle grinder to the hard drive rack inside my case to effectively remove one of the drive bays so the card could fit. This was a Lian Li case that isn't made any more:

Other Thoughts: I'm running this on a PCI-E 2.0 motherboard (Asus P6T).

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  • Samuel M.
  • 3/16/2015 1:51:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Value - Great Performance

Pros: This card is Fast, low heat (45 C idle, about 65 stressed).

AMD Drivers work great
Eats every game I throw at it so far. Witcher 3 will be my next test.

Cons: None that I can see

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  • Terence L.
  • 2/28/2015 5:49:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBlack Screens

Pros: The card came quickly and worked very well for a few days.

I gave two eggs because Newegg customer service is so fantastic. They offered real solutions and worked with me so that I would be satisfied. Otherwise, this would have been a one egg review.

Cons: I started getting black screens on the third day after installing. I researched a fix and found the numerous reports about the card being known for this. It is really a dice roll. I contacted Sapphire tech support for a fix and they asked me two questions and then told me to return it. They didn't seem surprised that I was having black screens. They didn't even make any attempt to resolve the issue. They Just asked if I had the same problem with the VGA output that I was having with the HDMI and then told me to RMA it. It took them around a day to respond to each of my messages as well. By the way, there is no phone support for Sapphire. You have to open a ticket with them and wait for a response. Very frustrating.

Other Thoughts: I RMAed the card and ordered a Sapphire 290x instead. Have had the card for 8 days without a blacks screen. If you order a 290 be prepared to RMA it.

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