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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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  • Todd W.
  • 11/21/2014 9:31:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsThe BMW of 290X cards

Pros: A work of art and a thing of beauty. Custom design and it shows. Backplate

Cons: As with all 290X cards, overclocking can cause issues. I bumped up the memory and core and experienced the "black screen" issue. Went back to stock clocks and the issue hasn't repeated and it's been a few months.

Other Thoughts: Look we've been spoiled by massive overclocks... thing is, the 290X just can't do that out of the box. Run the card at reference specs and enjoy without headache. I mean, these cards were $600+ not six months ago....

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  • Timothy C.
  • 11/20/2014 9:41:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUpdated review

Pros: - card is fast if you are lucky to get one that works

Cons: - Appears to be very unstalbe

Other Thoughts: I bought two of these cards for my crossfire set-up.

The first pair had some serious issues with artifacts in games so I had to RMA them for a new pair. The second time I received them, one card was dead on arrival, so I had to RMA that one to get a new one.

They worked fine until recently, I would get random screen freeze with no event / BSOD logged in windows event viewer. I thought it was a bad card, so I swapped the cards to make my second card the primary adapter. Now the screen freeze problem seems to have gone away, but I run into daily "display driver has stopped responding and has recovered" error that sometimes is accompanied by screen artifacts and/or BSOD.

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  • michael G.
  • 10/26/2014 7:08:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDo not buy

Pros: It is an attractive card, I like the direct cu ll cooler and the back plate.

Cons: I can not get it to run the slowest games on the lowest settings without crashing.

Other Thoughts: It has been many years since I have owned an ati card and I thought I would give them another try. I replaced my 660ti sli setup. I bought two of these to run in crossfire. I was lucky and bought one of these cards from a local retailer and was able to return it. If your going to roll the dice on one of the amd cards I would highly recommend you buy it from a store that has a real return policy.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I do apologize that you experienced issues with your graphics card. If you would like to discuss this case further, please contact me through email and include your reference number within the subject line. In addition, please provide me with what troubleshooting steps you had tried, as well as the rest of the systems hardware configuration. Thank you. Cs#N141092486

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • Robert J.
  • 10/26/2014 5:04:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointed.

Pros: Great for Gaming.

Cons: Computer locks up when trying to exit any game. And random locks up during games but less frequent. Sometimes alt-tab causing the computer to black screen and lock up also. Read a lot of complaints about this. I thought they had it fixed by now.

Other Thoughts: Would not recommend until they get the freezing/black screen issues fixed.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings RedZ28,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the GPU sir. At your earliest convenience, please contact me through email, including your reference number within the subject line, and we can discuss this case further. In addition, please provide me with what troubleshooting steps you have tried, as well as the rest of the systems hardware configuration. Thank you. Cs#N141092536

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • Jonathan M.
  • 10/12/2014 7:36:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsunreliable

Pros: Very powerful card (when its working)

Cons: It is unreliable. I had to send it to warranty for repairs.(bsod)

After it came back, the HDMI port did not work.

Asus did not want to acknowledge warranty stating (the card had been benched for several ammount of hours with no problems) completely ignoring the fact that I was not complaining about the card overheating or underperforming , i was complaining about the HDMI PORT NOT WORKKING.

After much frustration, i ended up buying an active display port and ignoring my hdmi port (since i use triple monitors on dvi)

After a couple of months, the card now randomly does not want to display video on some ports. (dvi)

Overall I would not recommend asus video cards to anyone, they are poorly built and very low quality.

The worst part about asus is not the build quality. its the customer support.


I had initially reviewed this card positive, since I was amazed at the graphical power of it, but after almost a year of ownership I had to comeback and write my thoughts

Other Thoughts: dont buy.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Jon,

I do apologize that you experienced issues with your graphics card sir. Did you happen to RMA it already? If not, please let me know and I will be happy to assist you with setting up an RMA so that I may look into your case further. Please include your reference number within the subject line. In addition, please provide me with what troubleshooting steps you have tried, as well as the rest of the systems hardware configuration. Thank you!Cs# N141035197

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • Timothy C.
  • 9/23/2014 1:04:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat card when it works

Pros: - Fast cards
- Can handle 4k with two of these better than nVidia variants
- Fans are relatively quiet even @100% setting.

Cons: - Can get pretty hot
- Seem to have QA issues with cards being DOA or die within a few weeks

Other Thoughts: I ordered two of these cards for use in crossfire configuration a while back. The first two cards had problem with texture artifacts and stuff while gaming with the default factory settings, so I decided to RMA them for replacement.

I got my replacement cards a few weeks ago and they worked fine for a while, and, all of a sudden, one of the cards just dies with no prior sympton. I pulled each card out and tested them individually, the dead card wouldn't even get past windows log-in screen without causing freezes and/or BSOD with a message that I can't read since its all artifacts and screen tearing.

A month window has passed so I am now dealing with Asus RMA which is infamously slow. If you are lucky and get a fully functional card, it is a good card that will last you a couple of years.

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  • Rejean G.
  • 9/14/2014 11:52:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: Great - lots of power - does what I need.

Cons: Runs hot - uses a lot of electricity - but thats to be expected for a graphics card with this power in this day & age.

Other Thoughts: soon - you will be able to get this power on your cell phone and your battery will last for weeks! Or we will all blow ourselves up and pollute the earth - hey who cares as long as I have my games and TV!

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  • Richard H.
  • 9/5/2014 11:26:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs290X still has issues a year later.

Pros: High Performance when it worked.

Cons: When I initially bought this card to replace my 7950, I kept having issues with black screen/video drivers crashing. I put my 7950 back in and had no issues, and RMA'd it off to Asus. Asus's RMA didn't take too long, but when I got the card back it was now causing BSOD, in the 2 weeks it was away my 7950 never caused me any of these issues. Before and after I RMA'd the card, I read up on the web I saw a bunch of 290x/290 users all having the same issues with various solutions(There's a 127 page thread on overclockers about the black screen issue), but honestly you shouldn't be having this many issues with a graphics card, it should just work. Extremely disappointed, I went from 6970->7950->290x, but I'm going to break my AMD streak and probably go with Nvidia for my next card.

Other Thoughts: Decent Price, just make sure to stress test the card when you get it before your warrenty is out and you can send it back.

Asus support was extremely helpful trying to figure out how to get the card to work, but when the card itself is the issue there's not much you can do.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I do apologize that your video card is not functioning at its full potential. If you need further assistance regarding the warranty service, please email me at CC-Rick@asus.com and write down service # N140918287 in the subject line.

Thank you for choosing an ASUS product.

Regards,

Rick
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Jason D.
  • 9/2/2014 5:22:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGetting Better Every Gen

Pros: Beats most of everything out there ATT. Using the latest Beta Drivers in both Linux and Windows it runs like a dream

Cons: The HDMI sound out in Linux is a bit sketchy right now. I have 3 other sound devices in system, so I just picked the one that is working in Linux. In Windows I'm using the Creative Soundblaster Zx. So no big deal.

Other Thoughts: Sucks I have to wait almost a year in order to get what I want for multi-OS compatibility. However, by the time all the drivers and BIOs updates are figured out stability is no longer an issue.

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  • David M.
  • 8/30/2014 7:29:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat card bad software..

Pros: Very fast card. 4gb Vram helps a lot! Customizable to boot!

Cons: GPU-Tweak software can only handle only one card and goofs picking the wrong card if you have a second video card installed! Also bios software will auto flash your card with out warning so don't download it from Asus and click it unless you have to! Software development team must be out to lunch!

Other Thoughts: Noticed Asus does not care to update bios, or software or drivers of their products more than a couple times then moves on to newer product.

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