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

  • 2560 Stream Processors
  • 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16
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947

Core Clock (MHz)

2560

Stream Processors

512

Bit Memory

5000

Memory Clock (MHz)

Key Features

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  • 2560 Stream Processors
  • 947MHz 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 290 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.

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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.


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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).


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4GB Memory

Enhance Your Gaming Experience and Drastically Improve Your Gaming Graphics

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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).


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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.


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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 Make All 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.


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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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  • Brian K.
  • 10/16/2014 10:11:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot off to a good start

Pros: Didn't experience any... performance on the games I play was not better than my 660 TI.

Cons: Card completely quit working after 4 days.

Other Thoughts: I wanted to like this card, but it didn't work... contemplating going through the hassle of a swap or just returning it and keeping what I have.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We're sorry you are having issues with your 290a.

Please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com for support and help resolving this issue.

Thank you

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/1/2014 2:21:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsHeat Problems

Pros: Great Performance. Runs all games so far above 60 FPS. One of the best card I have owned. Quiet

Cons: I was disappointed with the thermal results of this card. I am not sure if I got a defective one but in order to achieve decreasing the temperature down to 78c from 94c (closed case), I had to install an additional 2 fans and I am not even close to the 60c that some other guys mentioned while on full load.
I experimented a lot testing different configurations and here are some results while playing Crysis and with no overclocking:
1) Closed case, 1 fan pushing out (back), 1 fan pushing in (front)=> Core=94c, VRM1=102
2) Open case, 1 fan pushing out (back), 1 fan pushing in (front)=> I was disappointed with the thermal results of this card. I am not sure if I got a defective one but in order to achieve decreasing the temperature down to 78c from 94c (closed case), I had to install an additional 2 fans and I am not even close to the 60c that some other guys mentioned while on full load.
I experimented a lot testing different configurations and here are some results while playing Crysis and with no overclocking:
1) Closed case, 1 fan pushing out (back), 1 fan pushing in (front)=> Core=94c, VRM1=102
2) Open case, 1 fan pushing out (back), 1 fan pushing in (front)=> Core=75c, VRM1=89c and VRM2=66c
3) Open case, 1 fan pushing out (back), 1 fan pushing out (top), 1 fan pushing in (side), 1 fan pushing in (front)=> Core=78c, VRM1=86c and VRM2=68c

Case:COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC

Other Thoughts: I was hoping to give 5 stars to the card and I would happily update my review if I got a defective one. Will run some additional tests but thinking of RMA it as I am not able to even get close to 60c, that some other reviewers mentioned. In any case, the manufacturers should clearly state that additional cooling is required within the case.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We're sorry you are having temperature concerns. Region, humidity, ambient air, altitude, and air flow are all major factors in temperature readings. These are very high end cards and require as much air-flow as you can provide them. Sorry for the confusion.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

XFX Support.

neweggsupport@xfxfore.com

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  • Peter P.
  • 9/26/2014 5:14:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsI love this card!

Pros: 2,560 shaders, 4GB RAM, 512 bit, very sturdy card, doesn't sag, runs all games so far above 60 FPS. Looks great with my ASUS Z77 Sabertooth motherboard. Performance exceeded my expectations.

I can't comment on whether AMD CPUs are better than Intel CPUs, but I can say that AMD GPUs, are not only cheaper, but can perform just as good, if not better than nVidia in some instances.
The R9-290 is a freakin' champ!

I like that there is no need for a x-fire bridge anymore. I really like that!

Cons: I didn't get the three free games like everyone else did. :'(

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

Thank you for the positive review, we love to hear everything is working as intended.

You mentioned you didnt get your bundle yet... Did you check the packaging? the bundle card should have been included. If not, please email Newegg asap.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

XFX Support

neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

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  • Edmund P.
  • 9/3/2014 10:01:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood price, good warranty, Excellent performance.

Pros: Pretty good price considering the warranty.(on sale @$394)
Excellent cooling solution.
Nice overclocking.
Fit in my HAF 912

Cons: Long card - I had to remove the middle HDD cage to get this to fit in my HAF 912.

Other Thoughts: Installed this beastly card in my HAF 912 case - system specs:
XFX R9 290
Intel i7 4770k
Asrock Z87 Extreme4
8GB DDR3 1600
Antec TP 750watt PSU
Adata SX900 256GB SSD
1st few boot ups were strange - lot of flickering as though the screen was connecting and disconnecting. (windows disconnect/reconnect sound at the same time)
Swapped the HDMI cable and the card is now rock solid. The old HDMI cable had been bent at one of the connectors.
Over clocks to 994mhz with no voltage adjust. (5% in catalyst) GPU-Z reports a max of 64c GPU and 68c VRM1 with a room temp of 18c after 15 minutes of the valley benchmark program.
HAF 912 has 2x200mm fans(1 front-intake, 1 top-exhaust), 1 120mm rear exhaust, 1 140mm side panel-intake. - still very quiet Awesome job XFX - Awesome job!

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

Thank you for the great review.

Please contact us if you have any issues.

neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

Thank you

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  • Tyler C.
  • 8/20/2014 7:34:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWow

Pros: Fast, unbelievably fast. Runs cool comparatively. Looks sleek. XFX logo lights up.

Cons: Huge. Make sure you have a large case. Might be large enough that sag could be an issue.

Other Thoughts: I cranked everything up in Metro 2033 in DX11 to see what I would get. I was averaging 70-80 FPS with occasional dips into the 40s when paired with a 4690k. Amazing.

Manufacturer Response:

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

If you have any questions, please let us know.

neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

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  • Terrance Z.
  • 7/24/2014 6:11:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat GPU for first time builders

Pros: My case: Cooler Master Scout 2 Advanced. Two intake fans in the front, two at the side, and one exhaust at the top and back.

I don't exactly know how to review this card, so I'll start off by saying that it's an absolute beast. It can handle whatever I throw at it, the card runs very cool, and very quiet. Aesthetically, it's absolutely beautiful.

As of right now, I only play Battlefield 3, League of Legends, GMod, Minecraft, and Tekkit.

When Idle, the card runs at around 35-40 degrees idle, and around 75 under load.

Whether its idle or under load, my fans even run louder than the graphics card.

It is quite a big card, and will only fit in my Mid Case if I remove the HDD Cages (Cooler Master Scout 2 Advanced).

Battlefield 3: 80-110 FPS (Ultra Settings)

League of Legends: Around 300 FPS (All maxed out, I have it locked at 60/V-Sync)

Minecraft: Around 200 FPS (All Maxed out, 16 view distance, 256x256 texture pack)

Tekkit: Around 80-100 FPS (All Maxed out, 16 view distance, 256x256 texture pack)

GMod: I don't know but it runs any map I throw at it, including Slender Forest (All Maxed out)

I didn't but this card off of NewEgg however. I bought it off of an auction (no clue how old it is, but the warranty ends in 2016) to avoid a DOA product, since I'm scared to death of those.

Cons: Warranty Void stickers. I wish I could replace the thermal paste so I could overclock this baby.

Other Thoughts: I knew XFX was a good company to buy my graphics card from. I always had a good feeling about them. I made the right choice when I chose this card. Thank you very much for a great product, and an amazing first build.


Just a heads up, my case had 4 intake and 2 exhaust fans (two intake at the front, two intake at the side running at around 50-60% speed, and one exhaust in the top and back).

Manufacturer Response:

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

If you have any questions, please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

Play hard!

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  • Nicholas L.
  • 7/1/2014 1:37:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad card

Pros: Great frame rate and high performace.

Cons: Based on reviews I took a chance and its a bad card. Constant random crashes even running the latest beta drivers. Is there no quality control on any of the video cards anymore?

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We're sorry you are having issues with you card.

Typiicaly this isn't a hardware issue, so please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com for assistance.

Thank you

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  • David M.
  • 6/16/2014 3:50:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRecieved a Brick.

Pros: It turned on..

Cons: I received a bricked XFX card. I have tried plugging it in to all three different slots on my motherboard, but it doesn't show up as even existing in the bios. The fans spin and it lights up with power connected to it. Returning this and wont be purchasing from XFX again.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

So the card turned on, showed you bios, but didnt show up in bios (it shouldn't)? Did you load into windows with the 290? Did you install the driver?

I am certain i can help you resolve your issue, please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

Thank you

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  • Daniel M.
  • 5/26/2014 6:45:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card - Terrible Customer service

Pros: I purchased 2 of these beast for a crossfire configuration and these cards have met all expectations. I am a heavy gamer and play at 5760x1080 (triple 1920x1080's eyefinity) with almost all of the eye candy turned all the way up and hardly ever drop bellow 60FPS on any-game.

I have a seasonic x-1250 power supply and two of these cards really tax the PSU. I have my PC plugged into a kill-a-watt meter and I have spiked as high 1075watts! Now, I have three LED monitors plugged in as well but they only draw about 20 watts each. I can not stress this enough, make sure you have a beefy power supply that has a 6pin and a 8pin PCIe power plug. Do not use adapters. If your P/S doesn't have the hook ups, it probably isn't going to support the demands of these cards.

I haven't over clocked these cards at all because I like my system to run cool. Even though these cards keep the GPU pretty cool under gaming, the VRM temps get ridiculously high under load. This isn't so much a problem for the cards as they can apparently handle the heat, but this heat is exhausted into your case and heat up other components that can't handle the heat as well.

Cons: There's only two cons that I've discovered.

First, technical support. It's one of the worst I have ever dealt with.

At the time of purchase, these cards had issues with sound stuttering at certain resolutions. I contacted support and at first they wouldn't acknowledge the problem. I contacted AMD directly and they informed me they were in fact working on the issue as it was effecting other people too. AMD fixed the sound stuttering less than a week later with a BETA driver (catalyst 14.3 - (now fully realized with 14.4)....

So, while I understand this isn't a problem XFX couldn't have fixed, it just shows me they don't keep in close contact with their AMD partners.

But the sound and driver issue isn't what makes me dislike XFX support so bad. It's the fact that it can take almost a week for a simple response. Seriously, for 3 back and forth messages took 2 weeks. This is probably the reason for lifetime support, it takes a lifetime to get a message through. Unacceptable! Ticket# - T1403140027

Second issue is with the cooling. Yes, this cooler keeps your card cool but at the expense of dumping a bunch of heat into your system.
With my crossfire setup I was dumping too much heat onto the PCH (what used to called the southbridge area) causing my PC to shut down due to the motherboards thermal protection implementation.
My first thought was my motherboard just couldn't handle heat over the PCH, So, I replaced the motherboard and it didn't solve the issue. So, using this insulate, a turbo fan and a little case modding I was able to isolate my PCH from the heat and now the system is rock-solid stable.

Other Thoughts: In other thoughts, water cooling these cards wouldn't be a bad idea. See frozen.CPU for various coolers and performance results. XFX allows north American users to remove the heatsink/fan without voiding the warranty. Just make sure you retain the original in the event you need future service.

I'm giving serious consideration to buying two more for a quad fire setup.

My system build consist of the following parts:
ASUS x79 Black edition
Intel core-i7 3930k
8 x 8GB - 64GB Kingston HyperX black ddr3 1600mhz
x2 (crossfire) XFX radeon r9 290 DD's
x2 corsair 360GB in raid 0
x4 2TB WD SE RAID drives in raid 0
x2 4TB WD RED as back ups
BluRay and a DVD drive
all powered by the mighty seasonic x-1250 (one of the best P/S's of all time)

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate your honesty in feedback and rightfully rating the card and not your experience with some support staff.

As far as the sound issue was concerned, we apologize for not knowing about an AMD issue that we only had seen in isolated incidents, yours being the first if not only.

as always, if you have any questions, please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

Thank you

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  • Brian J.
  • 5/23/2014 8:42:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo Issues, FAST

Pros: Quiet while idle
Not noisy when under load.
FAST FAST FAST

Cons: Expensive
Big as a HOUSE, they all are these days.

Other Thoughts: Love it so far. Windows 7 Pro, i5-4670k, MSI Z87-GD65, Fractal Case, EVGA 850W G2 PSU. 8GB 2133 DDR3, Ive seen NO crashes that I've read about regarding the Radeons, not one. I'm not overclocking it. No reason to as it crushes what i throw at it. I do OC the i5 on occasion. Fast as a 780 for $100+ less. Advice, if you build a good system, buy a good PSU. The responses of the XFX reps on this review page helped me make my decision to purchase this card. Thanks!

Manufacturer Response:

Thanks for giving us reps a shout out, we appreciate it. Ill let the team know.

As always, if you have any issues, just shoot us an email at neweggsupport@xfxsupport.com or create a ticket at xfxsupport.com

Play Hard!

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