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ASUS DirectCU II OC R9290-DC2OC-4GD5 Radeon R9 290 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
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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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  • 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.

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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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  • Anonymous
  • 3/10/2015 8:11:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsAs good as NVIDIA 980 series

Pros: Only pros to write about. Handles the gaming like a fricken CHAMP. This card is quiet as well. Must be a lot of NVIDA faithful out there that are sabotaging the Radeoncards through bad reviews. I am running an ASUS Maximus VII Hero, Intel i7 4970K processor, 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR 3 2400 mhz ram, a Samsung SSD, and this video card. It handles everything including the kitchen sink. I've done very well over the years with my AMD cards. They tend to give you better specs for a lesser cost and my belief is that NVIDIA is just over priced. Not that NVIDIA doesn't perform, but you won't notice the difference between this and the 980 series NVIDIAs. Oh, and I have a modular Corsair power supply at 1050 watts. Don't be a fool and blame the card. If you put together a solid system like this, top notch parts feed off top notch parts. Let's face it, Michael Jordan didn't wear PayLess Shoe Source Pro Wings. He wore Nikes. The quality you buy does make a difference. But believe me, no need to pay extra for the NVIDIA 980 series which is max of 256 bit. This Radeon is 384 bit with every bit the speed and memory. If you buy this and it doesn't work well, then you don't know how to piece a computer together properly.

Cons: No cons. Don't be a hater just because.

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  • Emmanuel R.
  • 3/10/2015 8:08:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAbsolute monster

Pros: This is an absolute monster. Without even overclocking it chomps at anything you throw at it without spitting out the bones! Its a beast! Battlefield 4 on ultra running beyond 60p? Num num num. Star Citizen alpha on very high? Buuurp!

Cons: None with card itself but do consider the the width of your case. The card is as expected heavily armored with scales, battle scars, protruding bones and the blood of all its victims! But mostly bulky.

Other Thoughts: The card's self monitoring and overclocking desktop suite is very convenient, Even comes with its own built-ni video capture capability. Again convenient.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/20/2015 12:24:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsIt's an awesome choose if you want an upgrade to your system!

Pros: I'm very happy to have purchased this GPU, I never had any problem with AMD. I choosed this card because I have 3 x 1080p 24' displays and my previous graphics card (witch was an Asus EAH6850), playing games at 5760*1080 was sometimes hard due to the age of it, now I own this awesome Asus R9 290 DCII OC and i can max-out pretty much any game and play way higher than 60fps, It's a pretty big card so, check if you have enough space on your case to mount it.

Cons: Although its a pretty power-hungry card Im sure this will make you happy.

Other Thoughts: Asus P8 H-67
20GB DDR3 1333 OC@1866MHz
Intel Core i5 @ 3.1GHz Quad-Core
Asus R9 290 DCII OC
512GB Raid 0 SSD
12TB Raid 5 HDD

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  • Bruce B.
  • 2/14/2015 6:09:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS R9 290

Pros: Started up and ran, no muss, no fuss.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Installed in a new system, my first build ever. I had no problems what so ever. I'm not into over clocking like so many other reviewers who report problems seem to be so maybe that has something to do with it. It occurs to me that computers are a lot like cars. The more they are tweaked for speed and power the more likely things are to fail. I'm happy with this as it came out of the box.

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  • April M.
  • 2/11/2015 5:41:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsPerforms well but large!

Pros: A r9 290 that actually cools adequately out of the box!

Cons: had to use a hacksaw to cut off part of the vram heatsink, as I couldn't fit this card in my silverstone rvz01b case otherwise (was contacting case's power cord

Other Thoughts: Great card! Would buy again.

Much nicer than my HIS 290

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  • Nicholas K.
  • 2/8/2015 9:56:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead on arrival

Pros: Looks cool.

Cons: Card will not display anything.

Other Thoughts: Purchased the card before christmas 2014. Once it arrived it stayed in its protective bag until I could afford the rest of the pecies of my new computer build. As of yesterday it
would not POST. The asus mobo i have has lights that stay on if it detects a problem with start up. The light for the vga stays on for this card. Both green power lights came on during start up and fans cam on, yet nothing will display. Tested card in a friends computer and received the same issue. At this time I can not recommend this card.

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