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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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  • Carlos R.
  • 10/20/2014 9:29:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExceptional Design, Terrible Default Fan Profile

Pros: - Very good build quality
- Looks great
- Runs very cool in crossfire with a proper fan profile
- Ejects air out of either end of the card so that the top card doesn't intake much of the bottom card's exhaust.

Cons: - The cooler was built for Nvidia cards and ASUS didn't make any modifications to accommodate AMD's smaller chips, meaning some of the copper pipes don't come in contact with GPU. However, the cooler still does a very good job.
- The default fan profile is designed to keep the card quiet. It's fine with one card but in crossfire the top card gets very hot. It will hit 94C with the fans running at something like 60% and start throttling. Looking at the fan profile, it's set so the fans don't hit 100% until the card is at 104C, if I remember correctly. Setting up a custom fan profile, with a ambient room temp of 22 C, the top card will stay around 80C with the fans running around 80%.
- I can see why ASUS went with such a low speed fan profile. The fans on the cooler are actually very, very loud once they get past 65%. They're the loudest GPUs I've owned.

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  • Dmitri P.
  • 10/16/2014 11:24:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent bang for your buck

Pros: This card will take the most graphically intensive modern games (granted they are programmed well) and give you beautiful images at 40-90fps. The price is just right for this level of a card, if you're looking for a bang-for-your-buck upgrade, look no further. I am currently running Shadows of Mordor at ~50 avg FPS at Ultra settings (with SSAO); the game looks wonderful.

Cons: The bottom fan had a production line problem in which it scrapes against the heatsink. The heatsink is raised at the bottom most part of the card and it looks like the fan is supposed to have risers at its coupling points, but does not. I loosened the coupling points to account for this closeness and it resolved the issue. Be more careful in production ASUS.

Other Thoughts: This card is very large, make sure you have the space. I wouldn't use any power supply lower than 500 watts, this card has a high TDP.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/9/2014 1:38:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card!

Pros: Runs every game thrown at it flawlessly. Great frame rates and response! I actually removed the stock cooler and installed kraken g10 with an h55 with 2 sp120's in push/pull. I'm seeing temps no higher then 50celcius even when my rooms is scorching during the summer. I have had zero problems with this thing. With the backing plate it's sturdy, and pretty lol. I plan on purchasing a 2nd one very soon, waiting on another price drop. I've had the card for almost 7 months now.

Cons: Stock cooler isn't the greatest thing in the world, but if your not planning on over clocking it, it'll be fine. Stock cooler is quiet though!

Other Thoughts: Honestly, the stock cooler does suck. But they all suck. I spent less than $100 doing a AIO water cooler and it's fantastic. Yea some people are getting DOA's, but that's all manufacturers.

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  • GRANT M.
  • 10/9/2014 6:49:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat card for one day

Pros: when working ,good card runs real cool

Cons: Didn't really get a chance to use this card DOA in Less than One day

Other Thoughts: I am getting a replacement will see how that goes, I like Asus but they do have problems wit DOA second item I have had to replace

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Grant,

I do apologize that you experienced issues with your graphics card sir. 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#N141035088

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • Alan F.
  • 10/8/2014 5:16:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad card, worse company

Pros: Card worked for a few months

Cons: Card doesn't work anymore

Other Thoughts: This is my 3rd R9 290 and my 3rd RMA. These cards are garbage. Sure, when you can briefly coax it and the abysmal drivers it works with into functioning you can get some great performance, but good luck sustaining that for any length of time.

On top of that, ASUS does not provide express replacement/cross-shipping for their products. It is unheard of and unacceptable for any computer parts manufacturer in 2014 to expect their customer to spend weeks without a functioning PC instead of shipping a replacement in advance like every other company.

Needless to say I will not be buying any AMD or ASUS products in the future.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry to hear that you had issues with your GPU and replacements. 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#N141035180

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • Andreas S.
  • 10/8/2014 9:48:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBoss Card!

Pros: Quiet, fast, runs cool (at load gaming for 10+ hours highest it got was 65c) card is possible to flash to a R9 290x! 70+ FPS at any game I've thrown at it, New/Old!

Cons: I've had the card 5 months, nothing to state here.

Other Thoughts: Used to have a 7950 xfx ran like a jet engine, had to custom water cool it to make it usable. This card I was contemplating on doing the same, but I have no need to. It runs quiet and fast and low heat. Such a boss card, and I got it at a killer deal! I've dabbled a little in the O.C department with Asus GPU tweak its very easy.

Due to this awesome card a nice 1080p monitor isn't enough. I have 2 1080p Dell monitors hooked up to it and its soo awesome. But I recently just purchased a new 1440p monitor to unlock this cards full potential! For a good mid-high end card, this is the one! I love it!

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  • Andrew N.
  • 10/3/2014 12:27:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove the Card

Pros: This card has given me little to no trouble having owned it for about 5 months now. It runs everything I have thrown at it on max settings with stable, high frame rates. The card stays cool with my case and I do not see any performance issues even when playing games for several hours straight. Only con would be it is a large card, but you should know this before buying and plan accordingly.

Cons: A little big, not a real issue

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  • Ruben B.
  • 9/27/2014 7:23:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS DirectCU II OC R9290-DC2OC-4GD5

Pros: - Performance
- Price

Haven't experienced the overheating issues that many people has reported. I am very happy with this video card so far. The temps are stable and on idle is between 48 to 49 Celsius.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Planning on buying a second one to do crossfire.

Generally I don't write reviews, but seeing all the bad reviews that this video card has I felt compelled to write my positive experience.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/11/2014 3:04:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggslittle work needed

Pros: powerful card
build quality
backplate

Cons: second card heatsink mount wasn't set properly, voided my warranty just to fix it. I identified this by pressing lightly on heatsink while running, decreased temps by more than 10 degrees.

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  • nicholas a.
  • 9/7/2014 12:16:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad card.

Pros: it works good sometimes

Cons: first one lasted 3 days...second one, is on the way out as I write this.

2 RMA's in a row.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Nick,

I apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you. If you need further assistance regarding the warranty service, please email me at CC-Rick@asus.com and write down service # N140918191 in the subject line.

Thank you for choosing an ASUS product.

Regards,

Rick
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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