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ASUS R9290-DC2OC-4GD5 Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support DirectCU II OC 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
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R9290-DC2OC-4GD5
R9290-DC2OC-4GD5
ASUS Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II Delivers 19% Faster Game Performance than 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.
  • 1000MHZ Engine Clock for better performance and outstanding gaming experience.
  • DIGI+ VRM with Eight-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
  • 19% Faster Game Performance than reference Radeon R9 290 in BattleField 4™

ASUS Exclusive Innovation

Game Faster. Quieter. Cooler.
R9290-DC2OC-4GD5

I/O Ports Highlight

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

19% Faster in Battlefield 4

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R9290-DC2OC-4GD5

Ultimate Cooling

DirectCU II

DirectCU II

20% Cooler and 3X* Quieter

For Ultimate cooling, ASUS thermal engineers developed the exclusive DirectCU thermal technology. Applying the exclusively designed heatpipes directly on GPU core for faster heat dissipation. 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 a 8-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 reference.

POSCAPs to 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
R9290-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.

R9290-DC2OC-4GD5
Graphics GPU Features
Powered by AMD Radeon™ R9 290
Powered by AMD Radeon™ R9 290
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 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 290
Bus Standard PCI Express 3.0
Video Memory GDDR5 4GB
Engine Clock 1000MHz
Memory Clock 5040MHz (1260MHz GDDR5)
Memory Interface 512-bit
Interface DVI Output: Yes x 2 (DVI-D)
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
Software ASUS GPU Tweak & Driver
ASUS Features DirectCU Series
OC Series
Super Alloy Power
Dimensions 11.3 x 5.8 x 1.6-Inch
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.
R9290-DC2OC-4GD5

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Warranty

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


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  • Timothy G.
  • 4/20/2015 9:13:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsInitial Review, Amazing!

Pros: Great card for the price that I got for $269.99(+ $30 MIR) so total $240 for a high end card!!. I know the 300 series is shortly due - in the next two months or so and they will perform better, more energy eff. and cooler -- but I'm sure that I would not get this type of performance for this type of $$. in addition if we compare the 290 w. GTX 970 sure the 970 beats it and runs cooler but the gap is not that much w/o OC and its ~$90 cheaper.

Currently there is no Nvidia card for ~260ish for this type of game.

When it comes to FPS @1080p I get min 40+ max from 75-100+ fps depending on the game. 1440p would be no problem for this card, @ 4k would not recommend unless CX

Cooling is pretty good in comparison to reference 290(250W) and it stays near temps my 270(150W) was reaching. More details below.

Cons: Because this is a 250+W card it will get hot and coming from a R9 270 the 290 can get a bit loud for my taste.

The good thing is that I have a well ventilated case Antec 1100 w/ 5 silent fans and planning to add 1 or 2 more fans to the side panel for VGA cooling. So far my card sit @ 38 -40c Idle and while gaming on not so intense games (guild wars 2, FFXIII,) it reaches 64c and when playing on intense games like Dragon Age Inquisition, The Witcher 2(ubersampling) it reaches 78c and breaks that silent barrier mind you its not a jet plane! its just that you will hear the fans doing their job,

Other Thoughts: VGA shopping is not easy for minded shoppers and people that want to maximize performance and value at this price is a steal. If you find this card @ reg proce &300 I would say either wait for the R9 300 series or spend a little more and go for GTX970.

Even this card is not a DX12 it will support most of its features so this card will be future safe.

Hopefully this is of some use for VGA shoppers

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  • Sean P.
  • 4/16/2015 10:13:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThumbs up

Pros: Runs super cool even while intensive gaming never gets above 47C and I just have stock fans in right now. Smashes every game I have on highest settings, looks balling. Might buy another one in the future for crossfire or another computer that's how much I love it.

Cons: large, to fit it im my PCI I had to remove the top of my hardrive holder, even then I only had about 1 cm. However that is to be expected with how well it runs, as well im only running a mid sized tower.

Other Thoughts: If your looking for a reliable fairly cheap card that destroys games this is it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/14/2015 1:24:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsa quite beast!!

Pros: this card is absolutely quite. the fans are quiter that my radiator fans. it impresses when it comes to its performance. I bought mine for a good 260 USD and I say it was perfect because it over performs the 960 and just slightly under a 970 when it comes to performance

Cons: none at all. no noise, performance issue. all good

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  • joshua s.
  • 4/10/2015 9:50:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFlawless

Pros: Runs great and easy to overclock it a bit w/o worry

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: I bought an R9 290 from MSI on my first shot. Was not impressed and thought i just wasted money on the card. Then i bought this one and it blew the MSI 290 out of the water. Everything i seem to buy from MSI has under performed. Replaced my gpu and mobo to the ASUS equivalents and increased my performance by a noticable 18% in games and 27% in benchmark tests. Next is a gigabyte build :)

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/2/2015 11:11:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsgreat buy

Pros: This card is able to play everything out there on ultra while being quiet even under heavy load

Cons: none

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  • David H.
  • 4/1/2015 4:22:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Card

Pros: Everything!

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: Got two of these in crossfire on an ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 mothorboard with an FX-8350 processor @4.5ghz, with 16gb of ram @2133 and they basically idle with a single 1920x1080 monitor and laugh at any game you throw at it wanting more with stock clocks.

4K 3840x2160 Monitor is on the way to really unleash this rig's potential. WhooHoooo!!

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/28/2015 8:56:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis card is a beast

Pros: Huge upgrade from my 2GB 7850. Running three 21.5 inch monitors in Eyefinity. I can max out the settings on every game and this thing just plows right right through it. No longer need my display port adapter with this card. I got it on sale for $239 after rebates and promo code. Great card at that price!

Cons: This card is huge. It barely fits in my Antec 300 case. Also lost the ability to easily toggle between triple monitor and eyefinity with the win+p option in Windows 7.

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  • dustin s.
  • 3/26/2015 11:13:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Performance was really good tell it decided to burn out even at manufacturers settings.

Cons: After about 6 months of using it something shorted out inside the card. I have not looked inside to see what decided to blow out but the card was not under any overclocking or any thing that actually used it to its max. It actually cooked it self while on star wars the old republic... The program that came with it told me the heat it was running at and I kept it at its stock setting. Whenever i looked at the heat under heavy load like a bench mark test it barley hit 60s so heat was not a issue.

Other Thoughts: get the warranty for this one. I have never had any problems with asus or amd products tell this card so I did not get the warranty so I am sure I have a very expensive target to shoot at now :( I am going to try to contact the manufacturer and see what they say.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Rand,

I want to thank you for using an ASUS product and for making an effort in posting this review. I understand that you have an issue with the graphics card since it got fried even though you did not over clocked it. I want to apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you. It's unfortunate that the card got fried. Even though you didn't overclocked the card, the heat sink needs to be cleaned once in a while or they will fill and clog with dust and become less efficient. That would cause the card to overheat. So if you're going to buy another card, clean the heat sink every now and then to avoid it getting clogged. If in the future, you're going to need assistance with any ASUS product, please feel free to email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N1503101859 in the subject line for your reference.

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

Thank you for choosing ASUS.
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/24/2015 11:18:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPlays everything, and quiet

Pros: Looks great, has full sized back plate, runs quiet, cannot get it passed 71C at which point fans are still on low.

Cons: It doesn't come with beer.

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  • Evan E.
  • 3/23/2015 9:53:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPacks a serious punch

Pros: Was worried that the card would be hot and loud but it never gets above 75 degrees in my case and runs quiet. I play all new AAA games on ultra and its eats them for lunch. Huge upgrade from my 7850, can destroy any game under 1440p resolution. Get a graphics score of 11000 on firestrike with omega drivers stock. Much better bang for your buck than the 3.5 gb gtx 970, got mine on sale for 240 after rebate. Was able to overclock to 1150 mhz no problem.

Cons: Its not nvidia so you will be looked down upon by the masses and people who don't understand the basic concept of value or performance per dollar.

Other Thoughts: Its directx 12 compatible so it will be very future proof with next gen.

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