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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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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 a 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 card configuration without the use of interconnect bridges. With Ultra Resolution Gaming you will 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.

This model is equipped with the Professional-Cooling System (PCS), ensuring quiet yet effective cooling even under demanding load levels.

  • newegg PCS-Professional Cooling System The unique cooling technology can decrease the operating environment temperature effectively, and enhance headroom for OC capabilities.
  • newegg Built for Crossfire The card features 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.
  • newegg AMD TrueAudio Technology AMD TrueAudio technology brings the world’s first programmable audio pipeline marking a new frontier in realism for PC gamers. AMD TrueAudio technology empowers game developers with a programmable audio pipeline on the GPU, inviting them to put their unique artistic fingerprint on in-game audio in the same way that the programmable graphics pipeline brought unfettered artistic vision to PC graphics. Enabled games can feature more realistic environmental dynamics, a richer tapestry of sound effects, breathtaking directional audio and more. AMD TrueAudio technology enhances audio realism by simulating the human brain’s perception of real-world sound, working in concert with the user’s existing audio hardware to recreate a lifelike experience.
  • newegg AMD Eyefinty Technology Run multiple displays from a single graphics board and expand your gaming field of view across all displays.
  • newegg 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.

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

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  • John H.
  • 10/16/2014 5:04:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsCustomer Support FTW!

Pros: Runs everything great. at least all I play on Ultra.
Big, I like big.
The 3 fans keep it nice and cool.
Customer Support

Cons: Price, as of now its $60 cheaper + rebate then when I got it. 5 months ago
Random crashes
Lock-ups in game(some require reboot, some don't)
Requires "trying" to get it to work...

Other Thoughts: Like most of the people raging about this card. I too got a card I thought was faulty. (Not saying theirs wasn't) I couldn't play games for more then 30-45mins. WoW would lock-up after about 30s-2mins. I did the same as everyone else. Downclock, full wipes new/old drivers, updated mobo BIOS, Clean OS and swapped out other parts to make sure it was the GPUs fault. Nothing would get this thing to run right.

I contacted customer support and the apparently the One and Only Raymond! responded to me in 27 minutes. After about 3 emails explaining all I had done, he sent the new BIOS. That's literally all it took. So far my card has been running nonstop with 0 lock-ups. It tested almost 500 points higher in FireStrike and just because I wanted to stress the thing I ran the new 4k gaming version and scored 2634. (I imagine that's terrible but I don't has 4k so whatsev.)

I'm very happy with the card now and was very impressed by PowerColor's customer service. I really don't see why all the hate. Also super glad I didn't need to mail in a money order to get this thing fixed like that one Guy did, sry about that Guy.

I gave the card 4eggs only because the hassle I had to go through to make this thing work. But all in all, I'm very satisfied.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/11/2014 1:53:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorst Card I have Ever Owned

Pros: Cheap

Cons: I have had nothing but problems with this card and I bought two!! I've ran circles trying different drivers, PC settings, updates, rollbacks, turning down the clock speed, bios updates, system tweaks, turning up the fan, you name it there's nothing I haven't tried and this card gives myself and my wife nothing but fits when playing mmo's. I've emailed the single support (rma) person this company has and he hasn't responded in days after I sent him the info he needed. Now to try and figure out how to get my money back, I do not want another Powercolor product, ever.

Manufacturer Response:


This is Raymond from PowerColor. Please be aware that you will experience delays in response if you send response during the weekend. Please email me your name and I will get the issue resolved.

Best Regards,

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  • DEAN N.
  • 9/30/2014 5:42:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsChea, PowerColor huh

Pros: Plays BF4 on Ultra all day 120+ fps
Runs really cool @65 celsius with nonstop gaming

Works great but had to load new BIOS :P
Card is faster than a 780 :}

Cons: GTX 970 runs for $329 and performs a little better than 290 @ 1080, however!! this card shines at 1440 to 4k

Other Thoughts: Cand wait AMD to drop their price so i could get a 2nd pair :)

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  • David M.
  • 9/30/2014 3:17:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsShady Company

Pros: It's black with a back-plate for support and a front-plate for the memory.

Cons: Raymond (the only guy working tech support at Powercolor, which also happens to be in charge of the RMA department) is asking me to include a money order in the amount of $100 payable to Tul, Inc. when I mail in my card to repair a memory-faulty graphics card that happens to have a broken fan. If it weren't for the fact that I used the exact email provided by Powercolor on their website, I'd say it's a scam.

Just for the record, the card started displaying memory errors just two months out of the box. The fans started rattling a little over a month out of the box (two of the three 80mm fans).

Other Thoughts: I'm not planning to trash a $400 video card over a $100 repair, but I am a little bummed out by Powercolor's business practices.

Powercolor -- keep in mind that graphics cards are released on a yearly basis, and when you release products intended to fail to people that are giving a name like Powercolor a chance -- the odds of those same customer's returning for more is about 0.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello David,

We only charge repair fees for card that has damaged physically. If it was damaged during shipment, we ask that you file a claim with your shipping carrier. We honor warranty for cards all the time, for further information about warranty replacement, please go to our website.

Best Regards,

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  • Derek Y.
  • 9/26/2014 4:05:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy!!!!

Pros: When working, card preforms decent and maintained low temps. That's `WHEN` it works...

Cons: This brand of card has had many issues with stability of game play, and my card will even crash when just browsing google. Seems like many faulty cards were shipped out to customers and I was unlucky enough to be one of those customers who spent 400$+ on a shiny new card that should never have passed QC by Powercolor. The card will work well for a few minutes of playing a game of even just browsing the internet, and then boom, pc crashes to desktop with the error message of, "display driver has stopped responding and has recovered." DO NOT BUY THIS CARD!!!!

Other Thoughts: Do a search on this card if you are considering buying it and you will quickly find many posts made by unsatisfied customers just like myself that have experienced a wide array of problems with their expensive "high-end" video card Powercolor pcs+ R9 290

Manufacturer Response:


This is Raymond from PowerColor. We apologize for the issue that you are faced with. Please email me at and we can try to resolve your crashing issue.

Best Regards,

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  • 9/22/2014 8:52:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNewer revision works great.

Pros: No issues
Can OC a bit further over the stock clocks.
This card is almost as fast as the 290x(stock clocks)
Runs fine on a Rosewill green 630 watt power supply(with i5-4690K OC to 4.8 GHz)

Cons: Very long, hardly fit into Rosewill Redbone mid tower case.
Was not able to get it to overclock very high, probably because it is already OC'd near its limit from the factory.

Other Thoughts: I bought this card on the 4th and got the updated revision/updated BIOS.

This card has higher stock clocks than any other R9 290 here, which is why I bought it.

With the 15% off its an obvious buy since its confirmed that they are shipping the updated revision. The free games really are just a gimmick. Most are worth 5$ on Steam and the "New" games are not even released yet.

Yes I know the GTX 970 is out now and for less money, I assume this card will drop to ~$300 soon to remain competitive since it is 5-10% less powerful.

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  • David M.
  • 9/10/2014 2:48:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs$100 To Replace A Fan

Pros: Looks nice.

Cons: After 100+ hours of service, the fans started rattling. I lightly tapped one of the fans to find out which of the three was rattling, and a fin instantly broke off, which then landed on a second fan and broke off a fin from the second fan as well. I emailed a guy named Raymond at Powercolor to find out if it was still serviceable (I previously emailed Powercolor tech support and received no reply for over a week) -- he emails back telling me I have to go though the RMA department. RMA page doesn't work, and so I email tech support again and receive an email from Raymond telling me it's still under warranty, but that there is a $100 service charge to replace broken fans. At least it's still under warranty I suppose.

Other Thoughts: I'll skip on Powercolor in the future.

Manufacturer Response:


This is Raymond from PowerColor. Unfortunately, we cannot offer free repairs for fans that have been damaged physically. If you have any further issues or concern, you can email me at

Best Regards,

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  • Patricia W.
  • 9/10/2014 6:30:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Feels incredibly sturdy / quality.

Much more sturdy the my old sapphire 7970ghz vapor -x

Destroys any games in its way.

Cons: The power connecter slots are hard to unplug

No others

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  • Mr. L.
  • 9/9/2014 12:52:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimply Amazing

Pros: Devours all games ulta

Cons: none some folks updated bios ,I had no desire to

Other Thoughts: Good power / Good Drivers / Good new Afterburner utiliity

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/5/2014 10:13:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Cheap, fast

Cons: BSODs, endless crashes and many other stuff which happening every hour of playing videogames or surfing the net etc. Disappoints me since the first day.

Other Thoughts: Tried all the drivers I could found, downgrade CPU clock and memory - all useless. Absolutely unworkable piece.

Manufacturer Response:


This is Raymond from PowerColor. Please email me at and we can try to get this issue resolved.

Best Regards,

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