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ASUS ROG MATRIX-R9290X-P-4GD5 Radeon R9 290X 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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ROG MATRIX-R9290X-P-4GD5
ASUS ROG Matrix R9 290X Delivers 6% Faster Game Performance than Reference Designs

  • DirectCU II with 10mm Heatpipe: 20% Cooler performance and 3X quieter acoustics compared to reference
  • CoolTech Fan Technology: Hybrid design for multi-directional cooling
  • DIGI+ VRM with Black Metallic Capacitors and 14-Phase Super Alloy Power: 30% Less power noise and 5X greater durability
  • Memory Defroster: Instant defrost - say goodbye to cold bugs
  • LN2 Mode / STD Mode Jumper Switch: Unleash maximum GPU power
  • Safe Mode: One-press VBIOS restore
  • ROG Color-Coded Load Indicator: At-a-glance GPU load level
  • GPU Tweak: Modify clock speeds, voltages, fan performance and more, all via an intuitive interface
  • GPU Tweak Streaming: Share on-screen action in real time – so others can watch live as games are played

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I Rule My Game – Record Breaking Performance

ROG MATRIX-R9290X-P-4GD5

ROG Matrix graphics cards are designed by overclockers for overclockers. Pre-loaded with a variety of ROG exclusive tools for instant and safe overclocking, ROG Matrix revolutionized how overclocking is done and continues to innovate and shatter world records.

For serious gamers Matrix's renowned and highly-trusted legacy as the coolest, quietest and smoothest graphics cards available create the perfect balance between spectacular power and out-of-the-box simplicity. Treat yourself to the winning edge — all dressed up in the seductive ROG wardrobe.

Ultimate Performance

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DirectCU II with 10mm Heatpipe

20% Cooler. Three Times Quieter.

An exclusive and award-winning cooling technology that puts industry-leading highly-conductive 10mm copper cooling pipes in direct contact with your Matrix card's graphics-processing unit (GPU), dissipating heat with extreme efficiency. Along with high-performance CoolTech fan technology, DirectCU II keeps Matrix up to 20% cooler and three times (3X) quieter than reference designs — and that means faster, distraction-free gaming for you!

DirectCU II with 10mm Heatpipe

CoolTech Fan Technology

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Hybrid Design for Multi-Directional Cooling

CoolTech is an exclusive hybrid and dust-proof fan technology that accelerates heat removal to ensure top-notch graphics performance that's highly stable. The hybrid blade and bearing design, with inner radial blower and outer flower-type blades, provides multi-directional airflow. Every detail has been expertly engineered, including the curvature of the fins, to ensure super-efficient cooling that's whisper-quiet — even when the fan ramps up!


Memory Defroster

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Instant Defrost. Say Goodbye to Cold Bugs.

A brand-new ASUS-exclusive technology that'll seriously excite your extreme-overclocking ambitions. This clever feature instantly defrosts your Matrix card's memory during subzero overclocking to ensure sustained stability. With a flip of a switch you can wave goodbye to cold bugs — so you can take subzero overclocking even further!


Memory Defroster

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Unleash Maximum GPU Power

Designed by overclockers for overclockers, your Matrix card's liquid-nitrogen (LN2) jumper switch unlocks restrictions on power target, voltage and overcurrent protection — so you can unleash maximum power from the GPU!


Safe Mode

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One-Press VBIOS Reload

You can overclock with confidence thanks to Safe Mode. One tap of the Clear VBIOS button restores your Matrix's graphics card's default frequencies and voltages, so you can be as experimental as you dare!


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DIGI+ VRM with Black Metallic Capacitors and 14-Phase Super Alloy Power

30% Less Power Noise and Five Times Greater Durability

Acclaimed DIGI+ voltage-regulator module (VRM) technology delivers 14-phase power and digital voltage regulation, while Super Alloy Power's Japanese-made 10K black-metallic capacitors, concrete-core chokes and hardened MOSFETs all withstand much greater stress and heat. The result is an ultra-stable graphics card that's forged for extreme overclocking. You benefit from loads of headroom for experimental performance tuning without generating distracting whines and buzzes.


ROG Color-Coded Load Indicator

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At-a-Glance GPU Load Level

Matrix is equipped with a gorgeous color-coded LED that changes shade to reflect the GPU's load level. Shining brightly through four resplendent color gradients, it provides a real-time visual guide to performance — and an awesome internal glow!


ROG Edition GPU Tweak

Real-Time Intuitive Graphics Tuning

The ultimate graphics card-tuning utility, offering incredibly precise control over GPU clock frequency, pulse-width modulation (PWM), VRM and even fans. With GPU Tweak you get maximum overclocking potential with great safety and simplicity – an enthusiast's dream comes true!

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GPU Tweak Streaming

Stream Online Instantly!

GPU Tweak Streaming tool allows you to share on-screen action in real-time. Add scrolling text, pictures, and webcam images to the streaming window easily.

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Graphics GPU Features
RADEON R9 290X
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™ Technology
AMD HD3D™ Technology

Optimize stereoscopic 3D gaming and movie-watching entertainment.

PCIE 3.0
PCIE 3.0

Delivers double the bandwidth per lane of PCIe Gen 2 for faster GPU – CPU communication.


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Warranty

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


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  • JOSH N.
  • 12/23/2014 12:46:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBEST GFX CARD EVER!

Pros: 4GB, GDDR5, Crushes Video Games on Ultra Setting's, It let me know right away this IS the card for Star Citizen. I paid $630 for it, and honestly I don't care that its cheaper now. If anything, I want to buy a second one! lol.

Cons: It does Not, wash my dishes!

Other Thoughts: Seriously it doesn't wash my dishes, I have been over this with customer support, they told me straight up.. Dude it will NOT wash your dishes.. you believe that guys, Common! xD

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  • fabrizio f.
  • 11/24/2014 5:15:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNA

Pros: Running three cards in crossfire. Great that there is no more crossfire finger or cable to connect to video cards. Monitor is 2560 x 1600. Like the fact the video card has a bios reset button on the back of card in case of bad overclock the card rests to factory clocks. The card needs 2 8pin power connectors. Nice to have green lights on power connector when it is plugged correctly. Love the ROG Light on the side that lights up different colors to show load on the card. This card needs 375 watts per card only and that is after calling ASUS support to confirm. Does dump a lot of heat in the case die to after market heatsink. Tested each card alone on full load in AIDA64 67' C, 63' C, 71' C. But with all three cards in system top card gets 94' C at Stock settings. My case is not the best for air cooling a Corsair 750D. CONS: Called ASUS support about repacing the TIM on card was told it will VOID Warranty. Thats why the card has a little white sticker on one of the screws in the back that hold the heatsink.

Cons: CONS: Called ASUS support about replacing the TIM on card was told it will VOID Warranty. Thats why the card has a little white sticker on one of the screws in the back that hold the heatsink.

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  • fabrizio f.
  • 11/3/2014 5:44:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery power hungry cards 14 phase.

Pros: Have cards runnng in 3 way crossfire. Great buy on sale from retail price. Was going to wait for r9 390x when they come out. But instead brought this on sale and 3 free games per card is a great deal. On you tube JJ at PCDYI has a great video on the R9 290x matrix plantium cards and the break down of the

Cons: These cards forced me to updrade my power supply. Called Asus tech support about how many watts the cards use was told 350 to 375 watts per card. Went from a antec 1200 watt to ax 1500i. These cards use 2 8 pin power contectors to each card

Other Thoughts: System spec
I7 3770k@4600 Mhz
Gigabyte Z77x-up7 motherboard
2 plextor M5 pro 512 gb in raid 0
2 seatgate enterise 2tb in raid 0
2 hitachi 2tb
H100i cpu cooler
16 gb Domintor ram 1866 mhz
Ax 1500i power supply
750D case not the best for air cooling

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  • James W.
  • 10/29/2014 10:06:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing!

Pros: First thing i have to say is wow! This card plays everything I have tried with max graphics and great fps. I have tried Crysis 3, Project Cars, Assetto Corsa and Battlefield 4 and so far just an amazing experiance. I have 1 of the 2 cards I ordered and this is what I have to say ..can't wait to install the other card for the crossfire experience. I am upgrading from a ATI XFX 7970 which is a good card too ..gave me good fps with many of the same games just much less on the graphics settings, also has to be said I am running a triple screen eyefinity setup This card really does what it says and looks great too! The only thing I had to do is to get 2 6pin to 8pin connectors since my Antec CP-850 only had 2x8pin and 2x6pin so make sure if you get 2 of these that you have 4 8pin connectors. Thanks for reading and good luck with your upgrades.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Glad I decided to go for this upgrade as it has really changed my pc gaming experience! Thanks ASUS ROG for going the distance to provide only the best products for people like me who love them all.
Only Black and Red in my case!

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  • Tana L.
  • 8/7/2014 8:35:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest 290x

Pros: Looks awesome!
Love the load LED
Green power LEDs are nice
Stays cool and quiet

Cons: None right now

Other Thoughts: Amazing performance difference coming from 2x270xs in Xfire. Handles any game I want to play.

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  • Dillon D.
  • 7/30/2014 11:59:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeauty and a Beast

Pros: This card is as great as it looks! I was vary worried to buy this card, especially after waiting for months for it be released, and the reviews were all over the map. Some said good, some said bad. But my personal experience with this card has been great. OC is good, temps run mid 80c when stressed & OC'd but that is to be expected. The card runs audible, but not loud, at 60% which is great for an 290x. The load indicator is a great add, for me at least. It is very pricey, but ASUS products are always high quality and warranty is 3 years (the life span of a high end card). AMAZING product.

Cons: Void warranty to replace thermal compound on an OC rated card with LN2? If someone from ASUS could maybe clarify this issue? I want to replace the thermal compound since when stressed the temps are mid 80c and I want to push this thing just a llittle more without running it to TJ Max.

Other Thoughts: My card didn't come with a never settle bundle (upsetting) keep that in mind when purchasing this card that you might not get it. ALSO make sure to download the drivers from the AMD website, ASUS' website had outdated drivers and it didn't come with the Gaming Evolved app, which is fantastic also.

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  • Craig B.
  • 7/25/2014 5:17:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWelcome... to the Matrix.

Pros: - Impressive Size
- Sleek Design
- Awesome color changing load indicator
- Scored a 4816 on Firestrike Extreme with a very mild (5%) overclock.
- Runs much cooler than a lot of other 290x designs.
- This is amplified if you have a massive case with great airflow (I have the Corsair 900D)

Cons: - As I stated above I have the Corsair 900D Case, I had a hard time getting the screws in due to the lack of room to get my hands in there (and they are petite), this is because the size of the cooling block & backplate add alot of extra bulk to the card that I have not seen in other models I've previously owned.

- These use Elpida RAM, which are known to have problems with artifacts. I was able to overclock using the following settings:

GPU Clock: 1150 Mhz
GPU Voltage: 1300
Memory Clock: 6000 Mhz
Memory Voltage: 1550
Power Target: 150
Fan Speed: 60-75%

If I went anywhere beyond this point, I would see artifacts on a semi-consistent basis in most benchmarks (Heaven, Valley, 3D Mark, etc.)

But if you have problems with it, do your research - the hotter they VRM gets, the more likely the card will throttle itself and result in artifacts. Also, individual results will vary when playing the silicon lottery with any GPU.

- Not really a con, but this card will run hot on air. I'm accustomed to having my cards run under 50c, this one can and regularly does go 60+ depending on the load I'm throwing at it and whether or not it's over clocked. Just remember this: The more voltage you have the card using, the more heat it will generate. If you watercool it, I think one might be better off buying a cheaper 290x and putting a water block on there or getting an ROG poseidon.

Pick your poison ya know?

Other Thoughts: It really is a great card, I have seen monstrous performance increases compared to my old card. (HD 7870) Yeah the price was a little high, although I was going to originally buy the DirectCU II version, I waited for the drivers to mature a little bit before making a purchase.

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  • CSL M.
  • 7/21/2014 11:20:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGreat if it works

Pros: * Packed full of features
* Load balance LED
* Backplate
* Extra brace support to prevent sagging
* Stays much cooler then reference

Cons: * Can get hot under full load
* very large

Other Thoughts: First I must preface with that I won this card from the RoG Facebook page so I got this card much earlier then the US release date.

The card immediately displayed artifacts once installed. I've done every possible troubleshooting possible and even RMA'ed the card once. Got the card back and the exact same problem. After weeks of messing with it I've found that bumping the voltage up to the max fixes the artifacts. If I could figure this out why couldn't Asus?

This has been the worst experience I've had with any company and PC product ever. I hope they eventually own up to this problem and send me a NEW card and not the same one again.

The reason I gave it 3 eggs is because the card is beautiful and performs very well. With additional cooling choices you will have a superb overclocker also. But that fact this card doesn't work makes all the previous points irrelevant.

Caveat Emptor (buyer beware)

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Osirez,

I'm glad that the card stays cooler than the reference design, this was the idea behind the increased size of the heat sync. If you are still having any technical issues with your card I would love for you to make contact with me to help you resolve those issues. Please be sure to place case number # N140731980 in the subject line for me to reference your case properly.

Sincerely,

Adam J.
Asus Customer Loyalty
cc-adam@asus.com

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