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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
  • 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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  • Jason L.
  • 2/7/2015 11:24:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: In theory a working R9 290 should be a great value for the money at this performance level.

Cons: DOA - I get a black screen when powering up. This card has red/green LED's at the power connectors to show if they're good, and both of mine lit up green. I'm upgrading from a XFX 6870 that works with no problem (which I also bought from Newegg a few years ago - and even THAT one was DOA requiring an RMA back to XFX to get a working one - fool me once...)

I tried switching back and forth on the dual BIOS to see if that would fix anything but no luck Card is connected to two separate PCI-E plugs on the PSU.

Other Thoughts: Gigabyte Z77-DS3H, i5 3570k on stock settings, Seasonic X750

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  • lukes l.
  • 2/6/2015 6:50:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggspretty nice

Pros: the card worked great could run everything i needed it too no problem for the first few months

Cons: was updating the card and froze my rig after restarting i couldnt post and all i got was a black screen would like an solution to problem if anyone has one tell then im stuck with an older card

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5 out of 5 eggsPretty awesome

Pros: Bought two of these picked them up from another retailer for 289 a piece put them in crossfire with my 4770 k for less than 600 bucks it is insane how powerful these are they are warm and require a good psu. But for the price of a gtx 980 you will destroy it in so many benchmarks its pretty amazing with 2.

Cons: runs hot but its meant to run at 95 so if its running at 85 its pretty awesome

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  • David H.
  • 2/2/2015 2:47:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot so good at first

Pros: It's working right now.

Cons: Waited over 24 hours to install. Turned on the computer and ALL I HAD WAS A BLACK SCREEN. Thought maybe because I had hdmi cable plugged in, changed to dvi same problem. Put old 6850 back in everything works. Got online and started researching any known problems. All kinds of things it seems with this card. The static bag was ripped opened on one end from shipping. I have a corsair 1050watt psu, so I knew that was fine. During research I found the dual bios switch and sild it back and forth to make sure it was set. Just reinstalled the card today and everything is working right now. Has been running over a couple of hours now, while I have been getting caught up on my reviews on newegg.

Other Thoughts: CHECK THE BIOS SWITCH. Don't now if this might help anybody

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Skunk,

We want to thank you for your time posting this review. We're gald that your happy with the unit and that your satisfied with it as well. It's good to have a positive feedback from our customer. If in the future your going to need assistance with the unit or any other ASUS product please feel free to email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150217131 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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  • Bryan H.
  • 1/28/2015 8:12:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBoom or Bust

Pros: When it works, it works.

Cons: Owned it for less than a month before it broke on me. Screen kept going black and i needed to restart my computer. With time it just got worse.

And due to low stock and high demand, the card is not available any more through Newegg. So rather than being sent a replacement, i'm stuck with a refund and store credit.

Other Thoughts: The customer service people worked with me and were able to leave me with a satisfactory experience, but I would have rather purchased a non-defective product.

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  • Brandon C.
  • 1/22/2015 5:45:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: No lie with how quiet the cooler is and plays EVERYTHING at the the max with no lagging or chopping.

Cons: No cons from me!

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