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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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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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  • Dale B.
  • 3/14/2015 10:37:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWould like to see it work

Pros: None

Cons: Only got black screen after latest drivers installed. I finally got picture after using older drivers, but after 5 minutes reverted to black screen. The power supply was a Corsair 850w 80+ and I also tried the card in another rig with a 1300w supply with the same results. Now I am getting nothing, not even a post screen.

Other Thoughts: I put a trouble ticket into XFX whose boards I have always used, but I have not got any reply.

Manufacturer Response:


Which boards are you referring? Please use our support site at for RMA and troubleshooting services.

Please contact me at so i can personally expedite this RMA.

Thank you

XFX Support

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  • Richard M.
  • 2/28/2015 10:08:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsExtremely Disapointed

Pros: Price (If you buy it March 2015 Time)
Looks Very nice
One of the quietest cards I have owned even at 100%
Cool XFX Logo that lights up

Cons: No matter what I have tried I get a profanic amount of FPS. I didn't have as much problems with a single card for some reason. I have tried every remedy, core unpark, DDU, combos of PCI slots, single, cfx, new hard drive, Fresh OS and somehow it gets like 40 fps in BF4 and like 30-60 in CSS. Once in a while when its feeling good it will give me 80-100 with bf4 using Mantel. Then I relaunch game and again with the (Insert Your Choice Of Profanity Here).

Very HOT (90c / 180 F Area when playing a long time)
Only a couple games that really support CFX
Very expensive the route I went
Massive FPS Issues across all games and DX levels
Bad Power connector location

Other Thoughts: I bought one during the mining rush and paid $600, bought another one for CFX, just a couple dollars under 1K. Dropping this much on cars for 1080p is overkill but my motto is if your going to do it then over do it, with that being said my next build will be exclusively Intel & Nvidia, idc ill pay $500 - $800 extra on parts but im sure it will be well worth it, and besides how in the hell does AMD platforms not have PCI x4 by now? They are so behind the game its sad. But ATI/AMD is ahead of the GPU market. We will see how the Nvidia class action law suit in Cali plays out with there deceptive marketing on the GTX series. Anyways im pretty much done with AMD / ATI. I have only had one intel build in my pc building career but I guess this is a fairwell from a disgruntled & loyal AMD user. But by all means if you haven't upgraded cards for a couple years go for it.

8350 @ 4.2
Corsair H90
16GB Gskill Sniper @1866
Veloci Raptor
Corair 800D
Asus 144hz 28" Monitor

Manufacturer Response:


Thank you for the review. It sounds like a definite software or power failiure. If you are still resolving these issues, please contact us for support

XFX Support

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  • Stanley W.
  • 2/28/2015 10:58:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsnot good

Pros: none

Cons: keeps restarting my PC every few minutes

Other Thoughts: might want to find a better card before buying this one

Manufacturer Response:


We're sorry you are having issues with your 290x. It sounds like there could be a few variables causing your issues here. Please contact us for support.

XFX Support

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  • Robert R.
  • 2/24/2015 10:29:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStellar GPU!

Pros: I have XFX R9 290X and R9 290 GPU's in two separate rigs. Not a single issue or complaint with either one so far. The 290X is running a 39" 4K display and the 290 a 27" 2560 x 1440 display, both are genuine eye-candy after proper calibration and GPU tweaking. The smaller form factor and aftermarket cooling is a huge plus.

Cons: none yet

Other Thoughts: So far, so good and a lifetime warranty. Very satisfied at this point in time with my XFX R9 series and HD 7950 GPU's.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review. We are happy to hear you are please.

If you have any questions, please let us know

XFX Support

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  • Cuong V.
  • 2/20/2015 4:09:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorked great while it lasted

Pros: Got it on Black friday and finally installed it right before christmas. Works wonderful and is very quiet. picked right up and the set up was overall easy. Graphic was limited but not sure at the time.

Cons: May have received Defective card due to black screening

Other Thoughts: Rebuilt my rig which only lasted about a month which died 3 weeks ago. not sure if i received a defective card. rig was shutting off randomly and resetting with a black screen which got worse everyday. Change all the parts (psu, cpu, rams, and ssd drive) around to figure out that it was the VGA card. this card is not cheap which is why i did not check it first. hopefully solution soon

Manufacturer Response:


We're sorry you are having issues with your card. It sounds like a power draw issue. For warranty options, please visit or contact me.

XFX Support

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  • Adam H.
  • 2/17/2015 3:31:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for 4K, lots of overclocking potential!

Pros: * Powerful R9-290X GPU


* Dual-fan cooler keeps temps under 80C in well ventilated case

* Stylish design with LED illuminated logo

* Plenty of overclocking headroom - got mine up to 1110/1450 with a 70mV/10mV boost, is stable enough for 4K Skyrim

* DisplayPort 1.2 for 60Hz 3840x2160p

* Quiet, even at high fan speeds

* Good Linux support with radeonsi

Cons: * LED illuminated logo can't be turned off (gets annoying in the dark)

* Poor positioning of the power connectors, hard to press the release tab without scraping your finger up on the heatsink

* 4K gaming still isn't viable for many of the most demanding games

Other Thoughts: I picked up a Mono-price UHD monitor over Cyber Monday week and was really excited to finally game in 4K when I realized my 2x HD5870 setup didn't support DisplayPort 1.2 and thus was unable to output 60Hz at 2160p. I decided to go ahead and buy the best card I could due to how demanding 4K is so I chose this 290X. I tend to avoid nVidia because I dual-boot Linux and prefer to keep my Linux install fully open source. This card definitely delivers.

On the Windows side, it can max out pretty much every game I've tried at 1080p and even 1440p. For less demanding games, it can hit 2160p with all settings maxed out at 60Hz no problem. I've mostly been playing Skyrim (no major graphical mods) and can play it at ultra with 2x antialiasing reasonably well, though with occasional drops during large outdoor scenes.

To make up for this, I tried overclocking it, and pushed it quite far. Using MSI Afterburner, I bumped up the core clock to 1110MHz and the memory clock to 1450MHz. I was getting artifacting so I pushed the core voltage up to 70mV until the artifacting went away and I could game without crashing. Even with this fairly large voltage boost the card rarely breaks 80C in my Antec Nine Hundred case with a side fan blowing onto the card.

I also have two Dell 1080p monitors connected via DVI, one on each side of my main 4K screen. The 290X has no problem running all 3 displays and leaving video chat up while gaming.

In Linux, I use this card with the open source radeonsi driver. Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit, Oibaf PPA, Sarnex DRI3 experimental PPA, latest stable kernel from kernel PPA, Wine patched with Gallium-Nine. I can play Skyrim in 4K at 30fps or so and most native Steam games at 60fps in 4K.

The rest of my system:

* Intel i7 930 (stock right now)
* Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
* 12GB DDR3 (6x2GB)
* Antec Nine Hundred w/ side fan installed
* Corsair H50 closed-loop cooler, fans blowing out the back

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Calcprogrammer1,

Thank you for taking the time to post the review. Enjoy your 4GB!

If you have any issues, please let me know.

XFX Support.

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  • Michael F.
  • 2/17/2015 12:20:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Graphic but with hiccups

Pros: I installed this card for a completely new install. It has been installed with the Sabertooth 990FX motherboard, AMD FX-9590 4.7Ghz Processor, and the EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 power supply. Since I must list the PROs to this card first I still want you to stay tune to the CONs. I like this card due to the awesome graphics it can dish out. I have tested this with games like Smite, H1Z1, EVE Online, and Elite Dangerous (all on high video settings) and the games are beautiful. Of course the Card states it can support 4K monitors but I don't have the change to get me one of those yet. I always enjoy the ability of having multiple monitors but I greatly enjoy having multiple monitors and my 1080p TV plugged up and functioning as well.

Cons: So here are my CONs.

1.)I am not 100% happy with this card, not even 75% happy. The first time I started up the computer to load the operating system I had 2 DVI monitors plugged in. Everything came up find and I started to load the system onto the machine, but when it rebooted to start up windows I couldn't get a video feed. The only thing I would see is the Motherboard splash screen, starting windows, then nothing. I checked the BIOs settings, I reseated the card, even my new motherboard is smart enough to give me a red light on the board if the card failed.....nothing. I fought this issue for an hour and I almost thought I had a bad card. I tried one more thing, thankfully my TV is right beside my PC. I took the HDMI from my game console and plugged it into my PC. Lo and behold there is the setup screen for Windows on my TV. SERIOUSLY?!?!?!

2.)After I got the drivers installed I was able to get both my DVI monitors working. After a few minutes of use I noticed that one of my monitors kept flashing in and out. I played around with some settings and made sure I had the updated firmware for the card. Then I turn to Google and find blogs apon blogs of people having the same issue with not only this card but the 280x version too. I tried a few things and installed a software that the bloggers suggested. This seemed to clear up the issue...mostly. It still happens every now and then. However, It does not happen when you are playing a game and working the card a bit. (you think they would fix something like this already)

3.)I went back and looked at some of the specifications for this card. It is supposed to be quieter and cooler compared to other single fan and dual fan cards. Yeah its nice and cool and quite when you are browsing the internet and doing some word processing. But the second you start up a game it sounds like you just turned on a box fan. You may be thinking that I don't have enough cooling or fans. The NEW case I am using is the Thermaltake Chaser A71 with a huge 200mm fan on the left side to pull in cool air, a 120mm fan on the front to pull in cool air, a 120mm fan on the back to push out hot air, and the CPU is watercooled by the Corsair H100i Extreme CPU water cooler. The big side fan is right beside the graphics card!!! Also the 1000 Watt power supply fan in pointing down since the computer case has bottom vents for it. All cables are nice and tidy too thanks to the case's cable management. So I have had this graphics card hit 157f degrees and freeze the whole computer on me. (nothing is stated in the event viewer either about the crash). This has happend to me 5 times now. My office is around 70f and I just installed a new ceiling fan which seems to help too. My wife loves the ceiling fan...little does she know I installed it for the graphics card.

Those are my issues and I hope it helps you as you think about buying a card for your new rig.

Other Thoughts: I was hoping for better.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Mike,

We're sorry you are having issues iwth you 290.

1. This is known as a resolution issue. Simply change the resolution back to something small, 800x600, and then restart windows. The drivers will handshake with the monitor and when you change the resolution back, it will stick permanently.

2. Flickering issues are usually drivers, signal, and power related. have you tried swapping any cables or monitors?

3. If you notice your fans are irregularly loud, we are happy to send out a replacement set of fans to fix it or RMA it under warranty.

I want you to know we stand by this product 100%, if you are experiencing anything graphics card related, we would be happy to help assist your or replace it under warranty.

Please contact us

XFX Support

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  • spencer w.
  • 2/12/2015 10:26:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: -Plays everything on ultra
-Looks very nice

Cons: -Amd's newest driver(14.1) causes it to lose performance not taking off an egg because that amd's issue.
-Requires beefy power supply

Other Thoughts: i bought this card as my first good gaming card, i love the aesthetics of it and am astounded by its performance.

System specs:
cpu - intel i7 920
6 gb ddr3 ram (3 2gb sticks)
silverstone 850watt psu
120gb crucial ssd
1tb wd blue

Manufacturer Response:

Congrats on your first gaming card purchase. Thank you for the great review. We appreciate the feedback.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

XFX Support

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/11/2015 12:53:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs3rd card in Tri-fire

Pros: I'm using this card in a tri-fire setup with a 295x2 and have had no issues. I play lots of games and it stays cool and quiet for a 290x.

- Installed easily
- Quiet (minimal fan noise)
- Cool running
- Hynix memory \o/
- Lifetime warranty

Cons: - Can get hot in certain games
- VRM cooling could be better

Other Thoughts: There's really nothing I can dock this card for other than heat. It worked great out of the box with no issues. I have this paired with a 295x2 in tri-fire and they both tear through every game I play. I'd definitely recommend this card for most users. Price is good compared to the competition and you get a lifetime warranty.

Manufacturer Response:

Excellent. Nice setup. If you send me a picture of it, i might be able to host it on Gaming Tribe and Facebook.

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

If you have any questions, please let us know.

XFX Support

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  • Scott M.
  • 2/10/2015 10:28:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGreat when it worked

Pros: When working, it ran everything very well. It was gorgeous. It was a quiet and powerful card.

Cons: Soon after using it, I experienced restarts on my computer. I tested other gpu's in my rig, and tested this one in other rigs. The gpu was faulty. Quite a shame, really, as it was good other than that. My power supply is an EVGA 1000w gold so that was not the issue. I just wish it worked properly, since I can't get much done with a rig that keeps shutting down randomly.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Scotty,

We're sorry you are having issues with your 290x. Please create a ticket at and email me the ticket #.

XFX Support.

Thank you

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