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PowerColor PCS+ AXR9 290 4GBD5-PPDHE Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • AMD Eyefinty Technology
  • UEFI Ready. Microsoft Windows 8 Support
  • PCS-Professional Cooling System
  • 2560 Stream Processors
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AXR9 290X

Max. Thermal Ability - PCS+ Trio Fan Cooling Design

Efficient Trio Fan Design:
Provides the best air flow and easily takes away heat from the cooling fin.

Two Sets of Aluminum Cooling Fins:
Offer immense cooling surfaces which fully cover the PCB, increasing the thermal efficiency.

Five-Piece Total Heat Pipe Design:
4-Piece 6Ø heat pipes and 1-piece 8Ø heat pipe design delivers the best cooling effect and provides the best heat conductivity efficiency.

Max. Performance / Stability

Digital PWM: Decreases the ripple and enhances power efficiency
DirectFET: Minimizes conduction losses
Multi-Phase Design: 7 Total phases board power design enhances power efficiency and stability.

Features

AXR9 290X

GCN Architecture
A new design for AMD's unified graphics processing and compute cores that allows them to achieve higher utilization for improved performance and efficiency.

AXR9 290X

AMD Eyefinty Technology
Run multiple displays from a single graphics board and expand your gaming field of view across all displays.

AXR9 290X

AMD App Acceleration
AMD App Accelerator creates a "co-processing" environment in which the compute processing potential in your AMD Radeon™ Graphics processor works together with the system central processor, to accelerate enabled applications.

AXR9 290X

AMD HD3D Technology
Supports the latest stereoscopic 3D content and display technologies
Play 3D games, watch Blu-ray 3D videos, and edit 3D photos on your 3D Monitors, TV, or projector.

AXR9 290X

AMD CrossFire™ Technology
Multi-GPU support offers superior scalability
Increase our gaming performance up to 2 times with AMD CrossFire™ technology, 2.75 times for TriFire configurations, or 3.75 times with QuadFire configs.

AXR9 290X

Microsoft DirextX® 11.2
Get intense gaming performance and unrivaled image quality with stunning 3D visual effects, realistic lighting and lifelike imagery.

AXR9 290X

AMD HD Media Accelerator
Assumes rendering responsibility for HD encode (VCE)/decode (MPEG-4 ASP, H.264. MVC, MPEG2, etc.) and conclusively enable superior video playback quality with advanced hardware post-processing algorithms.

AXR9 290X

AMD PowerPlay™ Technology
AMD PowerPlay™ Technology dynamically adjusts clockspeeds in response to GPU load, saving power for just when you need it.

AXR9 290X

AMD PowerTune Technology
Maximizes performance under load conditions by dynamically increasing the GPU engine clock to take advantage of unused TDP headroom. Also allows users to configure their own TDP limit, within a provided range, for even higher performance or more power efficiency.

AXR9 290X

PCI Express 3.0
Delivers double the bandwidth per lane of PCIe Gen 2 for a faster GPU.

AXR9 290X

PCS-Professional Cooling System
The unique cooling technology can decrease operating environment temp. Effectively, and enhance headroom for OC capabilities.

AXR9 290X

Advanced GDDR5 Memory Technology
GDDR5 Memory provides the highest available memory bandwidth of any memory technology today, enabling higher GPU performance.

AXR9 290X

HDMI
Integrated high speed HDMI output with 1080p 120Hz 3D Stereoscopic support, and 4K resolution display support.

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What's in the Box?

AXR9 290X

Learn more about the PowerColor AXR9 290 4GBD5-PPDHE

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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


Customer Reviews of the PowerColor AXR9 290 4GBD5-PPDHE

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  • Andrew B.
  • 6/14/2015 11:16:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsDon't listen to a review by anyone with a 750W or less PSU

Pros: Card runs great, performs as it should, can even be tweaked for some minor over clocking. Plays crysis 3 at 60+ fps(I have my frames capped at 60. on ultra settings with 3 monitors with absolute ease.

So far I have owned this guy for a year and has not let me down once.

Cons: None. If you know what you are buying, how to build a computer PROPERLY and how to configure your system effectively, this card will be all you ever need.

Other Thoughts: DOA reviews are useless. They do not help a person evaluate a product as one in 50 products from any given company will be DOA.

MORE IMPORTANTLY. FOR ANYONE CONSIDERING THIS CARD.... DO NOT READ ANY REVIEW FROM SOMEONE OPERATING THIS CARD WITH A 750W PSU or less.

They make the mental mistake of thinking that just because they have 300W of headroom, that the card will perform on a 650W PSU.
THEY DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW A POWERSUPPLY WORKS.
Computer components cause millisecond spikes in power, that even the best power supply meters do not pick up. These spikes are every few seconds and can range from from 25W(USB devices) to 1000W(Extreme graphics cards).
These power spikes are managed by capacitors in your power supply. However, should you not have a sufficient power supply for the job, one with a good warranty, a good 80plus rating and a wattage at least 200W over the rating of THE COMBINED MAX WATTAGE OF ALL PARTS in your computer, you will have regular spikes where your power supply will not be able to keep up. As a result, any devices that use lower power, will crash... SSD's and USB devices are always first.

Capcitor aging is another thing to keep in mind.
If you have a 5 year old platinum plus 850W psu, I wouldn't buy this card. Upgrade your PSU first. Because Caps age, and loose their max capacity, and as such, after about 5 years, that PSU can handle spikes to maximum of about 700W.

Be smart, and stop whining when you buy the wrong parts and expect everything to be peachy.

Again, to reiterate, a 650W psu, is NEVER EVER EVER enough for a high end gaming card.

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  • Steve S.
  • 6/9/2015 11:33:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUnstable

Pros: For the price you can do a lot with it.

Cons: Crashes way too much.

Other Thoughts: I've had it for just under a month and already three blue screens. Smh can't really recommend it.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We apologize regarding your experience with the video card.

If you have not done so already, please email support.usa@powercolor.com directly and our technician will help with the troubleshooting and RMA.

Thank you,
PowerColor Support

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  • Steve S.
  • 6/8/2015 2:29:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsreally good

Pros: never,never,never failed. Been running 24/7 for 4 months straight. very good cooler, 69C max seen with gpu-z after 4hrs of Witcher 3. Back in the day a $250 card was so-so, not any more. Buy it, and I dare you to RMA it.

Cons: default fan profile loud, but headphones or MSI Afterburner will do.

Other Thoughts: If youy are at 1080p like me, DON'T let a 980TI temp you. This card is bad***for 1/3 the price.

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  • john b.
  • 6/1/2015 12:06:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Works as Intended so far no bsod that's Black screens of death as of yet unlink the sapphire card that took for ever to get a bios update.
I am pleased..

Cons: no cons

Other Thoughts: Thank you power color.. and The egg

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  • Matthew H.
  • 5/29/2015 4:32:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFalls short..

Pros: So this card on paper is great looks good, feels good.. RAN GREAT!..?

Cons: Hard to say..

Other Thoughts: MAN Assassins Creed Unity looked SOOOOO good for 45 seconds., I opened the map, set a way point closed the map and my computer turned off.... but I will tell you, the .7 seconds I saw the game looked so good! some kind of short or some thing on the card blew comp would just flash till i put my old graphics card back in.. SO.. if you buy this, get a few screen shots QUICK cause it might be the only time u get too see what this card can do....

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We apologize regarding your experience with the video card.

If you have not done so already, please email support.usa@powercolor.com and our technician will help with the troubleshooting or RMA process.

Thank you,
PowerColor Support

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  • Nathaniel C.
  • 5/2/2015 6:11:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBSODs

Pros: good performance,
quiet
lots of ports

Cons: gives me blue screens about once a week. It usually happens when the my screens transition out of sleep mode, but sometimes happens randomly if I'm watching a youtube video.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We apologize regarding your experience with the video card.

If you're still experiencing problems please inform our technician at support.usa@powercolor.com or call us at (626)330-4700 ext. RMA Support (Monday-Friday 9:00AM - 6:00PM)

Thank you,
PowerColor Support

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  • Steve S.
  • 4/26/2015 8:05:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsWow, get one now. Period.

Pros: Excellent performance/price. I was able to get a refurb unit for $229, and it performs flawlessly. GPU-Z indicates this has Samsung memory modules. Firestrike 1.1 1080p scores 8800, 9100 overclocked to 1122 core 1400 memory.
Perfect for any single screen/1080p user. In a Coolermaster Evo case, have only seen 69C after many hours of gaming, although it can get a little loud with the default fan profile. Headphones negate this issue! Very happy with purchase.

Cons: A little loud with default profile, but headphone users like me won't care.

Other Thoughts: For this kind of money for this amount of performance, what more could you want? No really, you live in La-La land if you think better deals are around. I won't buy another card until this one takes its last breath.

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  • Thiago F.
  • 4/16/2015 10:25:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCard has a production BUG

Pros: Great when it works. GTA V maxed out easy.

Cons: Card comes with a bug that crashes it randomly. If you check the internet a lot of people have had the same problem. I got the updated bios from Power Color and it was completely unstable. This product should have been recalled from the market and all owner should get a upgrade to a newer updated version.

Other Thoughts: I don't know how a company as big as powercolor is still selling this thing. And how Newegg hasn't pulled it from the site.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We apologize regarding your experience with the video card.

If you're still experiencing problems please inform our technician at support.usa@powercolor.com or call us at (626)215-3884 ext. RMA Support.

Thank you,
PowerColor Support

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  • Ariel G.
  • 4/16/2015 9:21:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs6 mo. No problems.

Pros: This is my 2nd updated review from Nov 2014 - April 2015

I bought a 2nd card today 04/16/15 because I wanted a crossfire setup. I was fine with paying 250 compared to 200 during black Friday.

Price 8/10
Performance - 9/10
Reliability 10/10
Noise level 9/10
Value 10/10
Reviews 9/10

I spent a long time reading and studying and reviewing these r9 cards.

Check out techshowdown youtube review "Which R9 290 is the best?.." Oct 9, 2014

There is also a great forum thread on overclock.net
"R9 290x and 290 owners official club"

I have to say at the beginning release of this card there were many complaints about the drivers crashing or not being compatible. As of Nov 2014 I have had ZERO issues with the card overheating, crashing, BSOD...etc.

This card has been used 8-12 hours straight while streaming to twitch without any coil whine, overheating, crashing or slowing down in BF4, Evolve, Heroes of the Storm etc. I am sure some of that was true at one time but not anymore.

Cons: none, Seriously!

No overheating, no crashing, no BSOD, nothing. This card is great.

Other Thoughts: This is a great great value.

I even overclocked it past the stock 1040mhz to 1120.
That's around a 18% boost off the standard(reference) card clock

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  • Brad S.
  • 4/8/2015 5:11:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: Great Performance and stability. Great graphics. Stable, Overclockable.

Cons: Takes up almost 3 slots. Can't fit more than 2x in Crossfire without removing fan cooling and changing to liquid.

Other Thoughts: Pairing these together has been VERY rewarding!

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