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XFX Double Dissipation R9-290X-EDFD Radeon R9 290X 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 2816 Stream Processors
  • 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16
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1000

Core Clock (MHz)

2816

Stream Processors

512

Bit Memory

5000

Memory Clock (MHz)

Key Features

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  • 2816 Stream Processors
  • 1000MHz Core Clock
  • 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5
  • 5000 MHz Effective Memory Clock
  • PCI Express 3.0

For gamers who demand the very best, AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics shatters ordinary GPU performance. Groundbreaking GCN Architecture pushes your performance to insane levels while AMD TrueAudio technology and ultra-resolution gaming take you even deeper into the action.

R9-290X-EDFD

XFX Ghost Thermal 2.0 Technology

The New and Improved Floating Heatsink Design of XFX Graphics Cards Provides the Ultimate Cooling Solution

XFX's exclusive ghost thermal 2.0 design creates a floating heatsink with open airflow between the PCB and the cover so that air can quickly ventilate off the card while simultaneously cooling the core process and the components. We've also made major advances from our first generation which includes a heat tested light weight plastic to create an overall lighter thermal which reduces the physical strain on your GPU.


R9-290X-EDFD

Up to 13db Quieter and 45°F (7°C) Cooler Than Our Competitors

The Exclusive XFX Double Dissipation Design is Cooler and Quieter than Others

XFX's exclusive dual fan double dissipation design utilizes two larger fans which run at slower RPM than comparable single fan solutions which must run at much higher RPMs just to barely achieve the same cooling needs. Because of this design, XFX is able to achieve up to 13db lower noise than the competitor while simultaneously increasing the overall cooling by 45°F (7°C).


R9-290X-EDFD

4GB Memory

Enhance Your Gaming Experience and Drastically Improve Your Gaming Graphics

Video Memory improves you gaming experience by storing more 3D vector data, textures, overlays, GPU programs which allows for faster load times, sharper graphics and higher resolutions.


R9-290X-EDFD

4K Ready Ultra Resolution Gaming

Experience Resolutions up to Four Times Higher than HD and See Everything Your Opponent Throws at You — Without Sacrificing a Single Detail

With Ultra Resolution Gaming you can leave HD in the dust by gaming on displays much, much larger. Whether using a 4K monitor or combining multiple HD monitors, you'll get an expansive experience that's truly out of sight.


R9-290X-EDFD

AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture & 32-Bit Ultrawide Bandwidth

Primed to Enable Astonishing Performance and Breathtaking Image Quality, Making it a Top Choice for Gamers who Expect the Best

Designed to push not only the boundaries of DirectX® 11 gaming, the GCN Architecture is also AMD's first design specifically engineered for general computing. Representing the cutting edge of AMD's graphics expertise, GCN GPUs are more than capable of handling workloads-and programming languages-traditionally exclusive to the main processor. Coupled with the dramatic rise of GPU-aware programming languages like C++ AMP and OpenCL™, the GCN Architecture is the right architecture at the right time.


R9-290X-EDFD

AMD Power Tune 2.0 Smart Performance Tuning

Fixed Clocks Speeds are a Thing of the Past – Power Tune Dynamic Performance Scaling Determines the Best Clock Speed in Real Time

AMD PowerTune technology is a significant leap forward to better ensure that performance is optimized for TDP-constrained GPUs. AMD PowerTune technology helps deliver higher performance that is optimized to the thermal limits of the GPU by dynamically adjusting the clock during runtime based on an internally calculated GPU power assessment. AMD PowerTune technology can dynamically adjust the performance profile in real time to fit within the TDP envelope.


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True Visual Stereoscopic HD3D Ready

The Third Dimension is Here, Thanks to AMD

AMD HD3D Technology is supported by an advanced and open ecosystem that, in conjunction with specific AMD hardware and software technologies, enables 3D display capabilities for many PC applications and experiences.


R9-290X-EDFD

AMD Eyefinity 6 Display Technology

Multidisplay Technology for Gaming, Productivity and Entertainment

We are taking you beyond the boundaries of traditional PC displays. XFX Multi Display technology expands the traditional limits of desktop computing by multiplying your screen area. With multiple monitors, games become more immersive, workstations become more useful and you become more productive (an average of 42% more productive according to one study).


R9-290X-EDFD

XFX Duratec Professional Grade Components

XFX Graphics Cards are Made from the Highest Quality Components to Maximize Your Performance

When it comes to keeping your graphics card cool, we don't miss any details. Our high quality components which may include the capacitors, ferrite cores, mosfet, fans, brackets and PCB material are built to last in addition to providing you with better performance and increased lifespan for your product.


R9-290X-EDFD

AMD Dual Graphics Ready

AMD Discrete Graphics Cards when Paired with AMD APU-Based Motherboards Give You an Extra Boost in Graphics Performance

Get the power of two when you purchase an AMD A-Series Accelerated Processor (APU) based PC with an AMD Radeon™ DirectX® 11.2-capable discrete graphics card. Only AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics combines two powerful Radeon™ DirectX 11.2-enabled graphics processors to provide the ultimate gaming performance boost when you need it.


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Improved Multi Sample Anti-Aliasing MSAA Technology

Smooth Lines is the Difference Between Itty-Bitty Low-Quality Graphics Versus Smooth Realistic Graphics

MSAA smooths out the jagged edges of a curved object. A black curved line on a white background displayed on a computer screen will have some jaggedness along its edges due to the inherent limitations of using discrete pixels to display the image. Anti-aliasing smooths out this jaggedness by filling in the white spaces between the jagged edges with varying shades of gray which gives you the smooth soft shadows, crisp sharp lines of buildings, and crisp tiny details in clothing that make your experience truly realistic.


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Bullet Physics Engine Technology

Get the Most Out of Your Gaming Experience with Real 3D Physics

Take advantage of the 3D Physics capabilities of some of today's newest titles which include completely destructable objects, walls and buildings collapsing from gun fire, real particle effects such as fire that react to the environment and realistic details such as moving hair, water and much more.


R9-290X-EDFD

Compatible with the Newest Direct X Technology

Meets the Standards of the Newest Games with the Latest Direct X Driver Compatibility

With every new generation of Direct X, major improvements are made which greatly advance the graphics capabilities of games. That's why it is essential to ensure that you are using a graphics card with the newest Direct X driver compatibility so that you'll get the most out of your gaming experience. See the difference for yourself.


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Six-Times the Tesselation Technology

The Details of Tesselation Make the Difference Between a Flat, Dull Surface and a Realistic, Bumpy Surface

XFX Graphics cards offer the highest tesselation capabilities while still maintaining the higest performance. We don't sacrifice one for the other so you can expect to get the riches detail in your games without slowing down your gaming experience. See bumpy roads, textured fabrics and realistic rippling waters with high tesselated graphics from XFX.



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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime


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  • Samuel H.
  • 1/24/2015 12:31:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Card

Pros: I purchased this card to replace a very overclocked HD 7870. This card has proven superior in every way. I have it paired with an FX-8350 and, just like any other 290X running at 1920x1080, it will run every game you can think of at max settings and your framerate will be wonderfully smooth. That's no surprise. But what impresses me about this card is how quiet it is! XFX did a great job improving their heat dissipation design. This card performs on a much higher level than my old 7870 and is far quieter.

Aesthetically, the card is very pleasing. It looks (and sounds) like a piece of stealth technology. The glowing XFX is a nice touch, but more on that in "Other Thoughts."

It also seems to do a good job of keeping itself cool. I've never seen temperatures get past the low 70s (Celsius, of course)

Cons: About the only thing I can think to complain about is that it does not have a backplate. I suspect that choice may have been made based on trying to keep temperatures down. On the bright side, the card still has a sturdy feel so it's not like the lack of backplate has caused issues. In my experience, this "con" is purely cosmetic.

Other Thoughts: Just a heads up: the XFX logo glows pretty brightly, even at its lowest setting. It's an ever-so-slightly-blue white color, too. If you're creative, you could probably mastermind a way to get it to glow a different color (maybe attach a see-through, colored piece of film or something) but I don't know how that might affect your warranty. Just a thought!

Also, I don't have anything overclocked in my system. I used to OC before I upgraded everything but now I'm too lazy to do it again. Still, everything performs fantastically at factory speeds. :) I deliberated for a long time between this and a GTX 970, but I have not a single regret after choosing this card!

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review. We appreciate your feedback. The LED can be unplugged without affecting the warranty or function of the fan. Its a simple 2 prong connector under the led.

If you have any questions or simply want to say hello, please contact XFX Support at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com or visit xfxsupport.com

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  • lori a.
  • 1/16/2015 10:58:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBad Apples

Pros: When the cards work the 290x is a beast

Cons: Had my First card died on me in about 60 days Overheaded all the time confirmed by testing in 3 different working systems. Did the RMA and paid shipping, XFX Mark says card tested fine but sent new card anyways . New card comes and all is well and does not overheat like the first card did. 20 days later and now the replacement has Died again confirmed dead by testing in my other known working systems and this time a local repair shop. Now to RMA another card. This time XFX is paying shipping. XFX Mark still says all 3 of my other systems have either bad mobo's or PSU's though they all work with HD7950's and GTX465's

Other Thoughts: Asrock z77 extreme 4
i5 3570k
EVGA 850W Supernova
Back to my old trusty HD7950 boost Vapor-x

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, we're sorry you are having issues with your cards.

Its really strange that they died so quickly, back to back. If there's anything we can do, please let us know.

neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

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  • John D.
  • 1/5/2015 2:31:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFlaky board

Pros: Excellent graphics and resolution. Quiet even at 100% fan speed. Quiet is relative term as this video board replaces two HD5770 crossed fired and at 100% fans it sounds like computer was about to take off

Cons: took 2 boards before got one that worked. First one stopped mother board from completing post. Was a new computer build, so no drivers that had been installed before. Replaced with 2 HD5770 and booted no problem. Tried R9-290x again... no go.

Other Thoughts: After getting computer to boot finally I connected single monitor to 2 computers using a DVI-D switch so I could boot into windows on old and then boot new one and transferred old data to new one over home network. Worked fine... Finally got replacement board after it survived fed-ex truck wreck on I-75 and that one didn't work... or so it seemed. Turns out it doesn't like being connected to DVI switch and once I connect directly to monitor it worked. Go figure. Now that it's up and running with installed drivers will have to try switch again. Just remember if using a DVI switch this board may not work.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, we are sorry you are having issues with your card.

Not all DVI Switches work because some of them convert to Analog. The DVI ports on this card are not DVI-I and only support Digital signals.

XFX Support

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  • Michael Z.
  • 12/30/2014 1:26:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCool and Quiet

Pros: I was originally concerned that this card would be loud, based on others reviews. With low load it is silent, during heavy load during testing and cranking the fans to high it was just noticeable from the full tower case sitting on top of the desk.

XFX is great. I will always buy their products. They back their lifetime warranty (from a previous purchase). Always good to know they have my back.

Cons: Not really a con, the card is very long. It's been about 5 years since I bought a video card and this was a surprise.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review, we appreciate the positive feedback.

If you do have any issues, or ever have any questions. Please contact us at xfxsupport.com or email us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

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  • Jonas H.
  • 12/28/2014 11:56:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs4k goodness

Pros: After doing much research on where to enter into the 4k market I settled on this card and I could not be happier with the results so far. I play a lot of DotA2 and this made it even more enjoyable with it. 70 - 110+ FPS on 4K with everything cranked up. I loaded up CS Source at 4k and maxed at 300fps. Very quiet under heavy load and I have not seen the card get above 70C and the cooling/fans respond very quickly to load (As soon as I minimize a game you can hear the card slow down the fans.

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: For 4k I did a lot of research and it sounded like the bottlenecks that needed to be addresses specifically with 4k crossfire was Motherboard / CPU (40 lanes of PCI-e channels vs 28 on the Haswell-E chipsets). So that the into consideration if going towards the Crossfire setup like I plan to in the near future.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review, we appreciate the positive feedback.

If you do have any issues, or ever have any questions. Please contact us at xfxsupport.com or email us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

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  • Spencer S.
  • 12/16/2014 7:57:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAn absolute beast

Pros: Maxes out all graphic settings and at least gets 60 frames per second (Most games put a cap here). Easy to install. The light was a nice touch, it doesn't hurt for a high end card to look like a high end card.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Note: All review data is with 2 of these cards with Crossfire X.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback.

If you have any issues, please contact us and let us know so it can be resolved quickly.

XFX Support.
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

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  • Michael C.
  • 12/12/2014 11:44:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs2nd RMA incoming

Pros: Everything looking beautiful for 24 hours.

Cons: First card lasted 24 hours. Black screens and no resolve after clean installs, changed power configurations and looked at hundreds of threads about fixes. RMA'd and received new card in 1 week.

Now my 2nd card is doing the exact same thing after 1 day of very light use again! Didn't want to go as far as lowering voltage/memory of the card just to try and stabilize it. Tried everything the internets said, still no luck. RMA again i suppose...

Other Thoughts: Not sure if i want to replace this again from newegg or get a refund and switch to a 780.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback.

If you are having issues, please contact us and let us know so it can be resolved quickly.

XFX Support.
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

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  • Richie N.
  • 12/6/2014 1:44:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood GPU for the budget-conscious

Pros: -Works really well. Runs current games on Ultra settings with no problem.

-Bundled with 3 free games PLUS Civilization Beyond Earth.

Cons: -First card only worked for a day then it started restarting on it's own. Sadface. :(

Other Thoughts: Upgrading from a 6970 which was getting long in the tooth... that and the fans are giving out.

Decided to go for this one since it's bundled with a couple of games plus the upcoming Civ game.

Actually had a hiccup with the first card. Worked really well the first day. Then on the second day PC just turned off by itself with screen flickering. Uh-oh. Not a good sign. Restarted my PC and after 30 minutes of use, it just shut down by itself again.

I did all what I could: updated BIOS, reinstalled CCC/Beta, checked PSU wiring (and the PSU itself) but the condition still persisted. It got to the point where my PC can't detect the card anymore and yet i was still experiencing a shutdown with this GPU installed.

Had to return this card for a replacement.

The new card works like a charm now. It's just on day 4 though so Ill be keeping a close eye on it for a bit.

I would've docked an egg for the first bad card but stuff happens I suppose.

Just a head's up: make sure you have enough space/airflow in your case for this card because it's pretty big. And make sure your PSU is up to the task as well.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate the positive feedback.

If you have any quesitons, please let us know.

XFX Support,
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

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  • Elic K.
  • 12/3/2014 5:48:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsgame coupon didn't work

Pros: silly

Cons: dumb

Other Thoughts: can't be trusted

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, We're sorry you dont trust your card.

If there's anything we can do to mend it, please let us know.

Thanks,
XFX Support.

Neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

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  • Elic K.
  • 12/3/2014 4:45:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsThought it was worth. Good card but rekt me with pricing.

Pros: Decent. Stays cool. Cool XFX glow effect. Good design. Wanted to give it at least 3 eggs but my PSU disagrees.

Cons: Figured something was up when I bought it. Now it's beyond that and dropped a great deal. And the release of the 8gb couldn't have been timed better. I really wish I had just waited, tbh I didn't even need this card just yet. The performance and such seem to have dimmed over the 2 months. After about a month really. Little bit glitchy here and there. Draws a lot of power? I think it is killing my 750w PSU because it was fine until I plugged this thing in and no matter what I do to adjust now the PSU is yelling "replace me!" and I really don't even want to bother with all that right now. Thought I made a good decision for the first few days after purchase over GTX 780 ti/980. I wanted to get away from nVIDIA but really it wasn't nVIDIA, it was my windows 7 that was the culprit. So once again I will just say there was absolutely no reason to get this card due to the 8gb release that is commencing now or already has launched.

Other Thoughts: I recommend you not buy this card. I would have sent back if I could but I have never returned a item in my life. 8GB version is new and almost same price. I guess the price can't drop any lower on this. But I definitely wouldn't buy it now. Don't think I ever made a good purchase over Newegg.com Do your research on newer version releases, or you could also be an unlucky buyer.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, We're sorry you are upset that the price was lowered. Unfortunately, in this market price drops happen all the time. its a slow steady peak that really only stops when its replaced. Sorry.

XFX Support
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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