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ASUS R9290X-DC2OC-4GD5 Radeon R9 290X 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • Game Faster,Quieter, Cooler
  • DirectCU II: 20% cooler and 3X quieter
  • 30% less power noise and 2.5X greater durability
  • GPU Tweak: Real-time intuitive graphics tuning
  • Customize your card
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R9290X-DC2OC-4GD5
R9290X-DC2OC-4GD5
ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II Delivers 4.7% Faster Game Performance than the Reference Design
  • DirectCU II achieves 20% lower temps with 220% the dissipation area, plus 3X quieter running than reference.
  • Exclusive CoolTech Fan drives wider airflow to keep critical components cool.
  • 1050MHZ engine clock for better performance and outstanding gaming experience
  • DIGI+ VRM with 8-phase Super Alloy Power delivers precise digital power for superior efficiency, reliability, and performance.
  • GPU Tweak helps you modify clock speeds, voltages, fan performance and more, all via an intuitive interface.
  • GPU Tweak Streaming let you share on-screen action in real time – so others can watch live as games are played.
  • 4.7% faster game performance than reference Radeon R9 290X in Metro Last Light

ASUS Exclusive Innovation

Game Faster. Quieter. Cooler.
R9290X-DC2OC-4GD5

I/O Ports Highlight

  • 2 x Native Dual-link DVI-D
  • 1 x Native HDMI
  • 1 x Native DisplayPort

4.7% Faster Game Performance

R9290X-DC2OC-4GD5R9290X-DC2OC-4GD5

R9290X-DC2OC-4GD5

Ultimate Cooling

DirectCU II

DirectCU II

20% Cooler and 3X* Quieter

Exclusive DirectCU II thermal design includes a direct-GPU contact 10mm copper heatpipe and 220% larger dissipation area to boost heat removal efficiency. It performs 20% cooler and 3X quieter than reference.

*Equivalent to 14dB and performance varies depending on system configuration
CoolTech Fan

CoolTech Fan

Proprietary CoolTech fan consists of a hybrid blade and bearing design, with inner radial blower and outer flower-type blades. These provide multi-directional airflow to accelerate heat removal and enable highly stable graphics performance.



BIOS Switcher

BIOS Switcher

Ultimate Stability

DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power

DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power

30% Less Power Noise and 2.5X Greater Durability

Acclaimed DIGI+ VRM has been applied via an eight-phase power design that uses digital voltage regulators to minimize power noise by 30%, enhance power efficiency by 15%, widen voltage modulation tolerance, and improve overall stability and longevity by 2.5 times over the reference design.

POSCAPs lower power noise, enhance overclocking, and improve stability far beyond standard analog designs.

DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power

Ultimate Graphics Tuning

GPU Tweak

GPU Tweak

Real-Time Intuitive Graphics Tuning
  • Shows detailed specs and actual card status with GPU-Z
  • Sync GPU clocks and voltages for easier overclocking
  • Monitoring widget provides real-time detailed multi-parameter info
  • 2D/3D switcher locks cards in 3D mode for higher benchmarks
  • Automatically checks and updates drivers and BIOS versions
  • Stream on-screen action to the web in full HD
R9290X-DC2OC-4GD5

Stream Online Instantly
GPU Tweak streaming tool that lets you share on-screen action in real time – so others can watch live as games are played. It's even possible to add to the streaming window scrolling text, pictures and webcam images.

R9290X-DC2OC-4GD5
Color Match Kit

Customize Your Card

Red or gold – the choice is yours! ASUS includes easy-to-apply metallic stickers so you can choose the color to match your motherboard.
Color Match KitColor Match Kit
Graphics GPU Features
Powered by AMD Radeon™ R9 290X
Powered by AMD Radeon™ R9 290X
AMD Eyefinity™Technology
AMD Eyefinity™Technology

Extend the view across up to six displays to immerse yourself in gameplay and entertainment.

CrossFire Support
CrossFire Support

Multi-GPU technology for extreme performance.

AMD HD3D
AMD HD3D

Immerse yourself in stereoscopic 3D gaming and get up close and personal with your favorite stars while watching Blu-ray 3D. AMD HD3D is also designed for professionals who create complex visual effects and detailed data visualizations.

NVIDIA® GPU Boost 2.0
PCI Express 3.0

Delivers double the bandwidth per lane of PCIe 2.0 for faster GPU-CPU communication.

Microsoft DirectX 11.2 API
Microsoft DirectX 11.2

Brings new levels of visual realism to gaming on the PC and get top-notch performance.

Specifications
Graphics Engine AMD Radeon R9 290X
Bus Standard PCI Express 3.0
Video Memory GDDR5 4GB
Engine Clock 1050MHz
CUDA Core 2304
Memory Clock 5400MHz (1350MHz GDDR5)
Memory Interface 512-bit
Interface DVI Output: Yes x 2 (DVI-I)
HDMI Output: Yes x 1
Display Port: Yes x 1 (Regular DP)
HDCP Support: Yes
Power Consumption up to 300W additional 6 + 8-pin PCIe power required
Accessories 1 x Power cable
1 x Red metal sticker kit
1 x Gold metal sticker kit
Software ASUS GPU Tweak & Driver
ASUS Features DirectCU Series
OC Series
Super Alloy Power
Dimensions 11.3 x 5.8 x 1.6 Inches
Note
  • Specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • PCB Color and bundled software versions are change without notice.
  • Brand and product names mentioned are trademarks of their respective company.
R9290X-DC2OC-4GD5

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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Melinda D.
  • 3/16/2015 12:26:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsHuge mess for me, not everyone..

Pros: Card has a high factory clock speed. The cooling unit should keep the card very cool even during intense use. Factory PCB, this can be a good thing but ins't always. 4GB of usable ram all at the same speed (no 970ish 4GB)

Cons: Not a fan of the ram. If a card has a HardOCP gold award it should have hynix ram at least. I found that this cards ram is iffy in terms of being stable.

Cooling unit has some issues.With the card I have, I had to RMA it 5 times and it is barely keeping it together but is stable if I only use the frivers that came with the GPU. Or the same version Catalyst driver from AMD.

Other Thoughts: The whole process of sending the card back so many times got annoying quick. The first week waas fine. I got everything to work. Then when the fron't fan died I RMA's it. After that I had to send it back 3 or 4 different times in a months time with no backup card except my trusty old 8800gtx. Now it works only in the stock drivers in win 7 and sometimes I have to manually crank the frank up to keep it from freezing up.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We want to thank you for using our product and we appreciate your effort in posting this review. Based on your comment you have issue with graphics card's temperature. I want to apologize for the incovenience this issue have caused you. It's unfortunate to keep having thesame issue. I know the feeling of not getting what you paid for. I want to help you with your issue. If you still have issue with the graphics card I can create an RMA for your unit. For further assistance or if you want to discuss this issue with me please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150361196 in the subject line for your reference.

I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Jacob D.
  • 3/15/2015 11:29:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked for about 30 minutes...

Pros: Looks cool and is not very big compared to the others.

Cons: stopped working, and my 6-pin power connector on the gfx broke right off.

Other Thoughts: Cheaply made in my opinion.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I want to thank you for using ASUS graphics card and for posting this review. I understand that the 6 pin power connector of the graphics card got broke. I want to help you with your issue. If you want I want to create an RMA for your graphics card so you can send to us for repair. Just please provide me with your full name, mailing address, phone number and the serial number of the graphics card and email it to me at customerloyalty@asus.com and out case # N150361258 in the subject line for your reference.

I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Nelson C.
  • 3/9/2015 9:03:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUpdate

Pros: This is a good card when it worked. T_T

Cons: This card started to crash my system or games that i played. I tried under clocking the card and switch to quiet mode bios on the card, but nothing worked. Talked to Asus tech and RMA the card. 2 weeks later, the card came back the same.

Other Thoughts: Paid at least $20 for shipping. Asus support takes at least 24hrs to respond via email. No more Asus brand graphics card for me, and i should have stayed with Sapphire.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We want to thank you for making an effort posting this review and I understand that you have issue with the graphics card. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this issue have caused you. I understand how frustrating it is since you have RMA'd it already and the graphics card came back the same. If you can gave us another chance, I can help you with this issue. I can create a new RMA for the unit and I will note that the first repair is unsuccessful since the unit came back with the same issue. If you want to discuss this matter further please don't hesitate to email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150333825 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in providing a good customer experience.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Ben B.
  • 3/5/2015 4:02:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIf you want BSOD, get this

Pros: It has these neat stickers...

Cons: I built a machine last year
CPU - Intel Core i7-4770K
Motherboard - Asus Z87-Pro ATX LGA1150
RAM - Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
HD C: - Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
HD E: - Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA

This year, in anticipation for if/when GTA ever gets released, I decided to throw in this:
Video Card - Asus Radeon R9 290X 4GB DirectCU II

BSOD three times now in the past month, random freezes.

I don't overclock, I don't water cool, I'm an average guy.

Other Thoughts: Why'd I buy this?

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Deuce,

In behalf of ASUS I want to thank you for your effort posting this review. I understand that the graphics card is freezing. I want to apologize as well for the inconvenience this issue have caused you. I know that your disappointed with the unit. It's unfortunate if you think the "Product" is a huge disappointment. On the contrary, there are lots of very satisfied customers that are having positive experience using the product. I want to help you with this issue so if you can please provide me with further details such as if there's an error message before it freezes and email it to me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150333868 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in providing a good customer experience.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • M&M C.
  • 2/24/2015 5:15:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOld BIOS

Pros: Massive graphics power

Cons: BIOS is old
bios tools does not allow you to select the card ( crossfire)- see other thoughts
Beware AMD CPU owners! No PCIE3 @ x16/x16 - see other thoughts

Other Thoughts: I was so excited when I received these cards! Much to my disappointment, I can only get PCIE3 on one slot. AMD cpu do not do dual PCIE3. As for the vbios on the cards, the utility does not allow you to select the card. Since I have seen other GPU mfg have this function, knocking off 2 eggs since the process to pull these massive HEAVY cards in and out of my system flexed my Sabertooth Gen3 mb ( under warranty). As for the PCIE3, if your on an AMD CPU, you will only get PCIE3 x16/PCIE2 x16 from these cards at best in crossfire.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear RJM,

Thank you for your effort in posting this review. I understand that you have issue with the unit. I want to apologize for the inconvenience this issue have caused you. I know it's frustrating to be excited then at the end it's disappointment since you can't use it. It happened to me as well when I purchased a laptop. But it's unfortunate if you think the "Product" is a huge disappointment. On the contrary, there are lots of very satisfied customers that are having positive experience using the product. Should you need further technical assistance regarding the product please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150333954 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in providing a good customer experience.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Michael K.
  • 2/11/2015 6:24:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorst Experience Ever - Continued

Pros: Don't know any more - the thing has been broken so long, I forget any advantages

Cons: Original card would run 20 minutes and fail - After several weeks of ASUS support trying to fix my system, I bought a new power supply from Newegg, reloaded my OS, new drivers, old drivers, etc. and finally the Tech said the card was broken. Sent it back to Newegg and they refused any action because I had cut off the proof of purchase for the rebate. This took several weeks. They sent me to ASUS for RMA - sent it back (at my expense) with a very detailed description of what was done, name of the techs involved, etc. and they sent the card back to me. Did the same thing and I called and they told me there was no trouble found and sent the same card back (never told me). They are now sending me another card (at my expense of course) and putting a hold on my credit card. If the new one works, perhaps all will finally be well after 2 months. If not, I have a $350 brick.

Other Thoughts: Returning a card with no dialogue is deceptive and no one will stand behind this product. I have build 5 high end gaming computers all with Newegg components and ASUS mother boards, video cards, etc. NEVER AGAIN. This is very dissapointing.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I want to thank you for using our product and for making an effort in posting this review. I understand that you have issue with the graphics card and it was returned to you unfixed. I want to apologize for any inconvenience this issue have caused you. If they used advance RMA for your graphics card and you want to check the update, please feel free to email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put your case number and the RMA number in the subject line for your reference.

I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Michael K.
  • 2/6/2015 7:35:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorst Experience Ever

Pros: When it runs, blazing frame rate and awesome gaming.

Cons: I have only been able to get this to run for 20 minutes straight. It freezes the system, restarts the drivers or just plain blanks out. NewEgg would not replace it because I cut the UPC off the box for the rebate. Spent weeks with ASUS trying different drivers, bios and even re-installed my OS. Finally RMA, they sent the same card back with No Trouble Found and guess what, same exact issues. My next call is to the credit card company who hopefully will get my money back for a $300 brick!

Other Thoughts: It really disappoints me when no one will take responsibility. I know electronic components are subject to heat and infant failure but this is not my risk to take on.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I certainly understand your concern with regards to the graphics card that you have. I would like to personally assist you about this matter. Kindly
email at customerloyalty@asus.com and place case # N150369536 in the subject for a reference to your case.

ASUS Customer Loyalty is dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Ana
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Joseph P.
  • 1/31/2015 10:13:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAsus R9290x-DC20C-4GD5 Radeon

Pros: Cards worked well for 9 months, bought on 4/25/2014 6:34:36 PM

Cons: Only 1 of the 2 cards I purchased work now, the other if powered will not even let my system power up.

Other Thoughts: I am now thinking of going Nvidia, after all these years with Radeon, and also request that Asus swap my cards for Nvidia equivilant or replace the other, preferably swapping both for Nvidia, as the value of my cards have dropped 300 dollars in 9 months.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have issue with the unit and I want to help you fix it. If you please provide me with further details regarding the issue so I can further assist you. Can you also please provide me with the unit's serial number, your full name, mailing address, and phone number and email me it to me at customerloyalty@sus.com and put case # N150217256 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Christian S.
  • 1/25/2015 6:04:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsvga nightmare

Pros: None

Cons: I change all my hardware for this card And guess what that was the problem.
I send the card to Asus service 2 times and no solution for my problem I have to tell you guys don't trust in the Asus costumer service!

Other Thoughts: Never never Asus again

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/22/2015 10:47:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsPopcorn anyone?

Pros: Installed easy was big but smaller then other 290x cards. Was the reason why I got this card because of the length. 3dmark11 this thing flies awesome scores p13000+ with a FX8350. Easy to download drivers from asus support one reboot and it was ready to go.

Cons: Load up DA Inquisition and a minute into it what's that sound? Is someone cooking hot pockets? Smells like someone is burning styrofoam popcorn. Alright new card I read the reviews and knew this card can get hot but didn't think it would be a problem on a new card. Checked the temps and it was at 92c. Felt my exhaust and it was a heater blowing hot air. I live in a hot region so this isn't the right fit for me.

Other Thoughts: I took it back and replaced it with green. Runs way too hot for me and I have a decent mid tower NZXT H440 with decent air flow. Picked it up at a great price. I really wanted this to work out. This is a beast of a card just wasn't for me.

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