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XFX R9-290X ENFC Radeon R9 290X 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0
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The Radeon R9 290X, 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 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.

  • 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. (Application support is required.)
  • 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 See More, Win More! The card is capable to turn 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 the run time 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): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years

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  • Sam H.
  • 9/2/2014 2:20:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill Running Strong

Pros: Still running solid for almost a year now. Bought it 10/23/2013 - Bought it for BF4

Cons: Bought it release day, none of the fancy non-reference coolers you see on most cards after awhile. I bought it just after midnight.

Other Thoughts: I use MSI afterburner for aggressive fan profiles, I've never owned a card that was aggressive enough on cooling right out of the box, everyone is always concerned with getting dinged on sound it seems.

Manufacturer Response:

Awesome. Thank you for the great review.

We appreciate the positive feedback.

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  • 4/2/2014 8:59:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsR9 290's Crossfire

Pros: They run fast and met my expectations. Well worth the money.

Cons: Drivers are not the greatest and to make matters worse the drivers are much worse in crossfire mode. There is audio static in crossfire mode and frame dips. Apparently the latest drivers 14.3 are supposed to fix it but my cards still exhibit the issue The drivers however fix the frame dips which is good news. Please see the below link for more information

Other Thoughts: If I disable vsync in crossfire mode then the audio static noise disappears and cards run great but then I get screen tearing. Other than that the cards are fast and worth the money. I know its a driver issue i tested the cards seperately, disabled crossfire mode and also used older drivers 13.11 beta 8 and they work fine. Hopefully they will release solid stable drivers eventually for these cards. Still think I have defective cards? check this out.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, we're sorry you are having issues with your sound. If you have any questions, please contact us at

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  • 3/14/2014 5:05:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWoot!

Pros: Anyone who has ever trashed AMD will do their best to convince you not to drop the cash on a 290/X.

I know it's a generation apart but this card was my first 290X and it felt like I waited 5 years to upgrade from my 4gb GTX670 instead of 1. I'm running a few multi-monitor setups and I don't believe any game will be coming close to touching the 290x in performance especially at the 1440p ballpark. This is a stock card and nope, it is not loud, nowhere near as loud as a 660 or 670 (sorry those were the last NV cards I bought so I can't speak for the 700 series).

Cons: it will be a con for you if you spend this much money on a card to play games in 1080p. You will be wasting electricity. Raptr, Fraps, Afterburner, etc, my average FPS in BF4 or Titanfall at 3840x1080 never dips below 90. AMD has won me over for the 2nd time in 20 years!

AMD as usual can be just *slightly* more frustrating than Nvidia with official drivers. The beta drivers that are available now (3/14/2014) still make Mantle seem like it's got a long way to go.

I can run the memory at 1475. It's OK but cmon why not 1500. It isn't the cooler. It was a first batch card so 25mhz really means nothing but it's nice.

Other Thoughts: People will slam AMD for drivers but then they'll be storing a different driver set on their PC depending on what games they're playing. Catalyst Control Center is finally pretty darn functional and faster to navigate than Nvidia's panel. It also has more options by default including overclocking. This was not the case with the last AMD card I owned, a x1600XTX.

People giving advice who are only buying the cards to run on risers to increase their hashrate have ZERO authority to give advice to gamers. At 1080p this would be a good investment to last you I don't know, the next 3 years or so until you might have to start lowering settings. I'm still not convinced with Mantle.

And PLEASE ignore those who talk about "jitter or stuttering" with AMD cards. If they *really DID* experience this it is either because they are doing something wrong with a crossfire setup or they just plain have their system wonky. These cards are true next-gen no matter what money Nvidia is throwing at companies to squeeze a few more FPS out of benchmarks using driver tricks before AMD can catch on. The war will never end, both companies do the same thing to each other, but the 290X has so much more going for it than the 780ti. There. I said it. Proof is not in benchmarks, it's in running 3 144hz monitors (5760x1080) and watching jets crash into towers in BF4. Yum!

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review. We are happy you are pleased.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/15/2014 7:21:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsRuns at 30hz at 4k Res.

Pros: Great for looking at your pictures.
That's about it.

Cons: Mouse lag,
Choppy 30hz

Other Thoughts: The stats do not mention that it only runs at 30hz refresh rate

Customer support in Pakistan had no idea what I was talking about when I called to ask them about this monitor refresh rate.

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  • Caleb R.
  • 2/13/2014 8:31:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card!

Pros: Great card, I purchased it when it came out from a different retailer since they didn't have it in stock here. The card runs no where near as hot or loud as people make it seem. People say it isn't a good OC'er but I have mine running at 1160 core and 1500 memory wit the stock cooler at 80% manual fan speed, it never exceeds 70C. Running BF4 on ultra with 125% res scale @ 1080p I get 100+ FPS. Previous I owned a 7970 but I couldn't OC it because it was voltage locked and this was an insane upgrade. With my 7970 I could run BF4 high at 60-70 FPS so this really was worth the upgrade.

Cons: None regarding card performance. However if you are looking to buy a 290 or 290x be patient and look for it at close to MSRP instead of the $900 newegg is charging for it.

Other Thoughts: Newegg and other retailers are extremely overpricing the card. I understand stock is limited but really a $350 up charge? Are you kidding me?

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review. We truly apprecaite the positive feedback.

If you ever have an issue with this card, or simply a question, please contact us at or create a ticket at

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..As far as pricing is concerned, that is out of our control...

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  • Brian M.
  • 2/11/2014 12:18:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: -Not as loud as some of the reviews had me thinking
-No glitching/blackscreen
-Runs all games on my Qnix 1440p monitor with no issues
-Amazing performance for the value (If you can find at retail price!)
-Looks nice/classy - no cheesy anime chick graphics or chunky plastic pieces

Cons: -Runs hot, but it is designed to run at this temp

Other Thoughts: Keep an eye out for these cards at retail or below. They do exist, you just have to be patient and refuse to pay vendor premiums.

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  • Ramon J.
  • 2/6/2014 12:33:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This card definitely increases the performance of any game I throw at. ARMA 3 and Battlefield 4 especially. The fan can get a little loud but with video cards nowadays it shouldn't be a surprise, do yourself a favor and buy some nice headsets and you won't hear the fan.

Cons: The fans can get loud under load but the way video cards are these days, if you want the power prepare for loud fans.

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  • Russell B.
  • 1/27/2014 10:49:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsXFX = No support,

Pros: This is for their R7990 video card though there is nowhere to post about it, however this review is about the support or lack thereof you should expect should you decide to utilize a XFX product.

Cons: Received board prior to system build, unit sat unopened until the Xmas break to minimize production impact, installed board system wouldn’t post, got another brand card to prove out motherboard/bios, functionality all worked fine, couldn’t return board, so had to go thru the RMA process, but first you have to go thru tech support, and that folks is where the problem lies, I entered a ticket delineating the steps take to that point, and receive a single (canned) response “did you check …. This clearly demonstrates they didn’t even bother to read what I had already written; but that being said I understand they have to start with the obvious to minimize cost impact to their support services, but to continue, I have since repeatedly entered requests for now more than two weeks for an RMA or a phone call or anything and still no correspondence, no call, no RMA, no support at all, nothing. So before you purchase anything from XFX know they don’t seem to care once they have the money. Caveat Emptor

Other Thoughts: Caveat Emptor

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Caveat Emptor,

We're sorry you didnt like the responses provided by support. Are you updating your ticket daily? The Que times reset if you repost in your ticket... If thats the case, please email us at so i can check your ticket.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/20/2014 1:25:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsR290X

Pros: Very high performance.
Decent price back in October when i got one.
4GB memory.
No CF bridge needed.
The core overclocks well if kept cool.

Cons: High power consumption
Not sure why but i have this water cooled and the core overclocks to 1168Mhz stable no artifacts no crashes.
However, i cant overclock the memory at all, even 15Mhz causes black or redscreen. Not worth dropping an egg due to high performance at this level.
I'll get a better power supply and see if anything changes right now i have it on 750w bronze power supply with 2 ssds, 4 dimm ram and 8350 oc. could be a power related issue will update!

Other Thoughts: Very powerful GPU with nice price tag when it came out wish i had bought two at the price of $550 when they were released in October.

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  • Ben S.
  • 12/30/2013 5:32:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsyeah not so much

Pros: I'm sure it's a descent card for the price


Cons: not quite qualified. see other.

Other Thoughts: note that big "VGA REPLACEMENT ONLY RETURN POLICY" at the bottom.

that was enough to turn me off. i ordered this and it sat in the box in my kitchen for a few days.

...long enough for me to order a 780 TI. it's less than $100 more... and through the masterpass promotion you can narrow that gap a little further.

so yeah. you spend a little more... but after shelling out that much cash why take a gamble like that as soon as you cut the tape?

780 TI as of right now is the undisputed best performing single gaming GPU out there. Quiet, no driver issues, and manufactured by brands that support guest RMA's (EVGA). Also the other card wasn't accused of sending out better press samples.

Like it or not, if you constantly want the best... resale is something you need to weigh out... and the stigma attached to the cooler, drivers and even AMD as a brand is out there.

I thought I'd give it a shot. Dove on one when it came back in stock without realizing the holiday return policy didn't apply to everything... not that I didn't want to keep it in the first place... but that 'what if' in the back of my head just pushed me away.

Forgive me for my ration. Dislike button available below.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello FlossBandit,

I'm not quite sure how your review is relevant to the 290x. I would be happy to help you resolve any issues you have, but please explain what it is that made you rate it 2 Eggs. Email us at

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