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GIGABYTE GV-R929D5-4GD-B Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card

  • 2560 Stream Processors
  • 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0
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The Radeon R9 290, the AMD's new flagship GPU, offers the weapon of choice for gamers who demand the best. It's based on the new 28nm Hawaii GPU architecture and introduces the support for DirectX 11.2, capable of rendering reality-redefining imagery in the hottest titles. With massive number of stream processors and a gigantic 4GB GDDR5 memory, this GPU delivers the performance you need for smooth gameplay at extreme settings. The new CrossFire technology allows you to build a multiple graphics cards configuration without the use of interconnect bridges. With Ultra Resolution Gaming, you'll leave HD in the dust by gaming on displays much, much larger. A rich set of AMD innovative technologies are included, such as App Acceleration, AMD PowerTune, AMD ZeroCore, and AMD HD3D technology. With these technology advancements, you'll get more than one way to elevate your gaming experience.

  • newegg Built for Crossfire The card features the Next Generation CrossFire support for up to four graphics cards with no interconnect bridge required.
  • newegg Mantle There’s optimization, and then there’s Mantle. Games enabled with Mantle speak the language of GCN architecture to unlock revolutionary performance and image quality. (Application support is required.)
  • newegg See More, Win More! The card is capable of turning your computer into a super gaming machine. Enjoy the latest 3D games with stunning graphics and effects that your enemies cannot match! Get an immersive experience with AMD Eyefinity! Expand your game across up to four displays while your opponents have one monitor. Along with all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation, and brand-new display configurations, take unfair advantage over your opponent and win more with surround sight.
  • newegg More Graphics, Less Power! The new architecture of the card gets more usable processing power for your money, enabling better frame rates in the latest games at high resolutions. In addition, with AMD ZeroCore Power and AMD PowerTune technologies, you can optimize the balance between performance and power consumption of your system by adjusting the engine clock during runtime of the card. Manage the power and keep your wallet loaded!
  • newegg AMD App Acceleration Improve performance of everyday tasks such as Web browsing, office applications, and video rendering.

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


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  • alex p.
  • 3/1/2014 9:17:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat scrypt miner

Pros: 820KHS stable for a bit over a month now.

Cons: Drivers are still buggy. Once you have it running it's great. However, getting it to actually run is painful. Biggest issue is that once it goes down, it takes down entire computer with it. Black screens of death or just reboots.

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  • Adam W.
  • 1/27/2014 11:38:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat for scrypt mining

Pros: Great card for 3d graphics and scrypt mining. 830khs in cgminer. Card is stable.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Better than 290x for mining performance per dollar by far.

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  • NICOLAS K.
  • 1/19/2014 12:21:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHurray

Pros: This card is great when working properly! I can play BF4 and my other games on high settings with just one card. ^-^ Newegg handled my RMA without any hassle so that was a good thing. Just sucks I have to wait another week or so to play BF4 with my brother. That's life i guess.

Cons: Fan is very loud when running at 70%+. Card runs VERY hot on "auto" fan I was reaching 98 degrees playing games and had to set the fan option to 70-80% to play battlefield 4. Ordered 2 of them 1 was DOA, the card seemed to be ok but the fan did not work so I am sending it back. I hope these seemingly junky fan motors hold up when i am gaming and don't give out like the one that was DOA. Very disappointed on Gigabytes cooling solutions here, I have always bought Gigabyte products and will not let this hurt their reputation. But I am dissatisfied here especially since they are wanting $530 each. Was debating 2 or 3 eggs, I gave it 3 because I have only had this card for a week and the other seems to be doing alright.

Other Thoughts: Get a different card with better cooling. This card does a nice job at keeping the heat out of the case. But the fan motors have not made me happy.

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  • Charles R.
  • 1/15/2014 1:43:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsfast cards

Pros: fast 4k ready AMD lucky enough to get my three cards before newegg jacked up the prices

Cons: power hungry cost went up 150 do to coin mining sad but every card that mines well has inflated prices no where near reasonable

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  • Scott M.
  • 1/13/2014 4:15:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood Performance...

Pros: I was very excited to receive this card, and couldn't wait to try it out. For gaming, this card performs excellent!

Cons: - When under high loads, this card runs very hot compared to others
- Very loud! I don't know if it is just this version of the card, or what, but man is it ever loud!

Other Thoughts: All in all I would recommend this card if you don't care about excess heat and noise.
If you want this card and do care about heat and noise, I would opt for an after market cooler.

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  • Hawley F.
  • 1/11/2014 4:02:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThey got it right on my 2nd card

Pros: I received my replacement Gigabyte R9 290 on Christmas Eve. The first one gave me nothing but trouble. Blue Screens and memory crashes along with a strange multi colored screen once. This replacement has been golden from day one. I have played Crysis 1,2,& 3 along with COD Ghost on my new computer build that the original card chocked on. I have only played on a (first generation)4K screen @ 30fps, and so far and the results are breath-taking. I was more impressed with the rendering of Crysis 2 & 3 than any other games. This R9 290 is replacing 2-2GB ASUS Eyefinity cards.

I was wondering how many stars to give this card after the frustration from the first one I got. I have to give kudos to NEWEGG for sending the replacement card next day delivery. They have no direct control over the quality of the card/products they sell. The customer service person that I talked with was cordial and made sure my return was made a priority so the replacement could be received at the earliest possible time. ALSO I had inadvertently put a 25’ measuring tape in the return box. They sent that back to me in a separate box.

Since all of the reference card manufacturers are experiencing issues I cannot blame Gigabyte but it was either a manufacturing issue or driver issue but the newest driver as of today as I write this works extremely well for me.

Cons: I am using a Coolermaster HAF XB so the card can be heard when the fan kicks in

Other Thoughts: I would suggest that a new build be done if anyone is having problems. My old gaming computer still will bluscreen with this card as it did with the original card I had.

This card was sold with a “replacement only” warranty, and at first I was fearful I had a video brick on my hands. I am now looking to get a second R9 290 card and a 4K monitor that will do 60FPS minimum.

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  • Shawn W.
  • 1/10/2014 9:12:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsSmooth Sailing!

Pros: Runs at rated speeds and temps. Everything I have thrown at it runs fine. I got the BF4 version for just over $400.

Cons: I'm disappointed that they could not be more creative from the get go on the fan. They should have something special for these high end cards. $500+ price it is no longer a good deal!

Other Thoughts: I built a high end X79 board with i7 4820K and 16G DDR 2400 Corsair 850W Pro. So this card is meant for this system. I did the bios UG right away and have had no issues. I run a 24" LCD at HD resolution.

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  • Charles R.
  • 1/1/2014 4:56:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNot Bad

Pros: Fast enough to get the job done with 4k support was lucky enough to get the card before the mining nonsense went into affect

Cons: nothing with the card itself just the poor drivers keeps crashing forcing resets

Other Thoughts: I have three of these cards watercooled not much difference in fps between two and three but improves benchmark scores burn in score with furmark 17172 max temp 62c sorry for all you gamers that have to pay higher prices now say no to mining

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  • Nathan T.
  • 12/25/2013 4:27:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs3 working, 1 borked?

Pros: I ordered 4 of these cards for the sole intention of scrypt mining. I installed them on an extra board I had lying around. I got 3 functioning normally. As for the other...

Cons: 1 card immediately kicked fan into max speed upon power up. Freaked me out and I killed the power immediately. Rebooted and it seemed normal... After I installed the latest ATI drivers I am getting nonstop blackscreens on boot. Same with BAMT. Swapping mobos will hopefully help this situation, but I'm not positive.

I am currently RMAing the mobo that I intended to install these on as it arrived DOA... I'll see what ends up happening once I get a working mobo.

Other Thoughts: I think honestly ATI drivers are messed up and we are just gonna have to wait this out. I would go with an r9 280x at this point if I hadn't bought these already. They have known working drivers and are cheaper with only a slight loss of hashing power.

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  • Richard D.
  • 12/24/2013 4:31:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBetter Than Expected

Pros: Faster and cooler than expected.

Cons: Too expensive.
Intermittent stability issues after initial installation.

Other Thoughts: I have this R9 290 and another one from of a different brand and I an using both for scrypt mining. The Gigabyte card is consistently achieving higher has rates, about 892/sec then the other card I am using and it is running significantly cooler. I cannot explain why it is cooler but it is and no matter how I tweak the other card the best I can get is about 867 kh/s. These numbers were achieved by overclocking the cards to 1000 MHz GPU clock and 1500 memory clock. The Gigabyte card is running about about 86 C with the fan at 68%. The other card goes over 90 C unless the fan is running at least 72%. I suspect the temperature of the card is also the reason why it is slower than the Gigabyte card because these cards throttle down the GPU clock when they get close to the target temperature.

I have a few suggestions for miners. I use GU
Iminer instead of cgminer. I get better performance and GUI miner does not result in a system crash when I shut it down like CGminer does. To tweak performance just use Catalyst.

In my case I run both at I 20, TC at 32765 and WS at 512.

In any case I have both cards running stable but if I buy another card it will get the Gigabyte card over the other brand for the reasons mentioned.

BTW, I had instability issues, systems hangs and such, when I first installed the Gigabyte card. After a few reboots I think I narrowed the problem down to incompatibility of another hardware monitor program I had running. Since removing that the system is stable.

Good luck

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