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

  • 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 1000 MHz
  • 2 x DVI-D 1 x HDMI 1 x DisplayPort
  • 2816 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16

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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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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  • Myron W.
  • 9/20/2015 11:20:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsUpdated review

Pros: Just wanted to give an updated review. I have purchased a 4k monitor since my first review and wanted to share my experiences after roughly 10 months with this card.

Runs cool (idle 29c-36c, load 50c-75c, depending on how dirty it is) Highest temp I've seen is 75c, when it's dirty. Usually runs at 63c-68c when it's clean. Some games only push it to 50c.

Super fast

Full 4gb unlike the 970

Plays anything I throw at it maxed out, even at 4k (I don't care about 60fps)

Plays 4k video without stuttering, so long as you have the bandwidth to stream the video

Overclocks great but I leave it at stock clocks because the gains are negligible (1-3fps gains) not worth the extra heat on the VRM's

Cons: No HDMI 2.0, even on the new 300 and Fury series, what are you thinking AMD!?!?

It's long. It blocked my bottom intake fan and raised my CPU temps, but I have since water cooled the CPU so that is no longer an issue.

Can't think of any other cons. Great card.

Other Thoughts: There are no DP to HDMI 2.0 adapters, supposedly on the way, but are taking forever. This is needed for 4k 60hz output. So if you plan on using this card on a 4k TV, you'll be stuck at 30hz until these adapters come out. In my experience, 30hz hasn't been as bad as people make it sound. Input lag is negligible compared to 1080p 60hz. Not a super big deal, but for desktop usage 60hz is best.

Games I've played at 4k: (No AA)

GTA V maxed out 3840x2160 = 20-30fps vsync capped, perfectly playable for me and looks amazing (only high resoution shadows disabled, everything else maxed out, even grass and advanced settings, uses 3998mb)

Dying Light maxed out 3840x2160 = 35-50fps no vsync, plays great

Watch Dogs maxed out 3840x2160 = 40-50fps

BF4 maxed out 3840x2160 w/ mantle = 50-60fps plays great and looks great

BFBC2 maxed out 3840x2160 = 60fps solid

Tomb Raider maxed out 3840x2160 = 25-40fps, TressFX off, with TressFX on it becomes unplayable

Fallout 3/NV maxed out 3840x2160 = 60fps solid

ARMA 3 maxed out 3840x2160 = 50-60fps, fps drops steadily with more and more AI (draw distance turned down)

L.A. Noire maxed out 3840x2160 = 60fps solid

Mafia II maxed out 3840x2160 = 60fps solid

Test Drive Unlimited 2 maxed out 3840x2160 = 60fps solid

I don't care about 60fps so I've been more than happy with this card at 4k. Everything I play is playable and looks amazing. A second card would be great, but one works fine for me, I can't complain.

Asrock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer, fan cooled socket
FX8320 OC 4.6ghz water cooled
8gb Ripjaws DDR3 1600mhz
XFX R9 290X DD 4gb
Antec EA650
Thermaltake V3 case
Tons of fans

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the review, we really appreciate you taking the time to write it.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

XFX Support

Mark at XFX

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  • Eddie F.
  • 9/3/2015 9:03:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsTwo dead cards - AVOID

Pros: Never worked

Cons: Tons of crashes on two different cards of this model

Other Thoughts: I ordered this crashed every few minutes. I RMA'd it and got another card of the same model. My PC wouldn't even boot with the second card in.

I tried many different things. Drivers, XFX support...everything.

Finally I got an MSI GTX 970 instead! The GTX runs like a dream. Flawless. No problem.

The XFX card is junk. Do your research - you will see many people posting about problems with it.

Avoid the MONTH of troubleshooting and RMA hassle I went through! DO NOT GET THIS CARD.

To Newegg's credit, they were great through the RMA process. Thank you Newegg.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Eddie, we're sorry you had troubles.

We're sorry you had issues with you 290x. These cards require a full 300W connection, not just 225 like a 970. Please make sure to use both the 6 and 8 pin power connectors.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

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  • Aaron C.
  • 8/27/2015 12:35:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic card, fantastic price

Pros: Fast card capable of running high resolutions easily, over clocking capabilities if you are interested in that sort of thing. Unlocked voltage etc, I used sapphire TRIXX to see my settings and tweak with the fan speeds.

Cons: Booting up from sleep, my 2nd monitor has to be turned off and back on before it extends my desktop.

Other Thoughts: Pretty solid card, limited lifetime warranty that's easy to register with XFX. Was able to run pretty much any game on ultra graphics, and only the very best did I have to turn down AA, games like The Witcher 3 and Ark Survival. Perfect for highest on games like Planetside 2, Borderlands, Battlefield 4, any Call of Duty, any MMO. Eats these games alive no problem.

Manufacturer Response:

Wonderful. thank you.

We really appreciate you taking the time to write this review.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

XFX Support

Mark at XFX

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  • Brandon K.
  • 8/24/2015 11:39:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding Card

Pros: I have had this card for several months now, and have had absolutely zero problems. This card is extremely quiet and does not run hot what-so-ever and plays every game I put it through just fine ( Crysis 2 on extreme video settings along with every other game I have).

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I am very pleased with this product, if I ever have the chance to upgrade my graphics card, AMD will have my business.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review, we are so very that happy you are pleased.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

XFX Support

Mark at XFX

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  • Steven S.
  • 8/11/2015 11:42:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: Runs smooth and was easy to install. I see so much more now like when I play Battlefield 3/4 and I am flying I can see the glass on the jet cockpit and can see the reflections of what is around me on the glass and that is not something that I was able to see on my old 5870 I have to say that the people as XFX have been wonderful to speak with when I had a question about the warranty process (How to fill out the form online) Oh this card comes with a lifetime warranty! I just recently built a new rig and took this and put it in the new rig and I can truly see how my old rig was holding this graphics card back, I am even more impressed with it now! I would suggest this card to anybody.

Cons: I honestly have seen no cons with this card after owning it for over a year.

Other Thoughts: The one thing I will say that I wish I had done differently is that I wish I had purchased the 8 gig model but I did not have the extra money at the time.

Manufacturer Response:

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

XFX Support

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  • justin v.
  • 7/6/2015 11:50:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsModel#: R9-290X-EDFD

Pros: Great for 1080p gaming on ultra settings.

Cons: Video crashes. monitors turn off to save power.. come back 12hrs later, no video whatsoever.. reboot and it works til monitors go off to save energy.

my card is currently in the hands of XFX.. testing it out.. if they send me back the same unit, im going office space on it.. or throwing it in the pacific ocean.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Justin,

Thank you for the review.

As always, if you ever have any issues, please let us know.

XFX Support

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  • Yuping Z.
  • 6/30/2015 8:29:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Performance, but a little (very) toasty

Pros: -Great value (better price/performance)
-Looks sleek

Cons: -More power consumption compared to NVIDIA cards

Other Thoughts: Regarding temperatures, reviews claim idle temperatures around 30 to 40 degrees, while I get close to 60. Also runs up to 95 degrees with fan on 100% on certain games. My system doesn't have amazing airflow, but even reviews with Mini ITX builds like mine cite lower temperatures. From what I can tell, either my card is weird, or those numbers are wacky. It was a huge letdown, considering what the reviewers were hyping it up to be.

All in all, it still performs, albeit at higher-than-I-would-like temperatures.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Yuping,

Your GPU is rated to run stable at 95'C, however, the DD models rarely ever break 90'C under extreme circumstances. It could be one of the fans failing...

If you are having issues, please let me know

XFX Support

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  • Sebastian R.
  • 6/27/2015 4:41:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsSecond screen doesn't work

Pros: The card works really well and faster

Cons: I bought it because it have the option to add a second monitor but I was trying like a month ago to connect the second screen, first when i had the adapter I tried but it doesn't, second I bought a second adapter thi is DVI to VGA but it doesn't works and I thinking the problem is in the Video Card in the second connection, I don't know what to do.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Sebastian,

Im sorry you are experiencing issues. The DVI ports on this card do not support analog. if you want to use VGA, you must use a Displayport to VGA adapter.

Thank you

XFX Support

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  • khoa b.
  • 6/17/2015 3:51:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great warranty and easy to RMA. Removing the screws and cooling block doesn't void XFX warranty.
One of the quietest 290xs
Compatible with any water block that works with a reference cooler

Cons: not the coolest 290x compared to msi. Hard to remove heat VRAM plate for modding due to large amounts of screws

Other Thoughts: Great gpu to buy if you are planning on using EK or any water blocks. THIS DOESN"T VOID THE WARRANTY unlike asus or other brands

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review. Quick and informative.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

XFX Support

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  • John K.
  • 5/31/2015 7:17:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsBlack screen

Pros: When it worked it was a great card.

Cons: This card worked great for 7 months. Then just it went black during use. I don't overclock and am only a casual gamer. I tried reinstalling drivers, setting at low res then rebooting. None of this worked. Put my old 6900 card back in and the system works fine. I'm waiting on XFX tech support to get back to me. (It's the weekend.)

Other Thoughts: I hope this can be fixed. I'm a senior on Soc. Sec. and this card was a big splurge for me.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, we're sorry you are having issues.

If you need assistance with your rma, please email me for expedited responses.

XFX Support

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