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XFX Radeon R9 290 DirectX 11.2 R9-290A-EDFD 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Double Dissipation Edition Video Card

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  • 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 947 MHz
  • 2 x DVI-D 1 x HDMI 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 2560 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16

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Core Clock (MHz)

2560

Stream Processors

512

Bit Memory

5000

Memory Clock (MHz)

Key Features

Radeon Rewards Gold
  • 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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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime
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  • Anonymous
  • 3/21/2016 1:44:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied after 9 months of use

Pros: It ran well while it ran

Cons: When I had to pull it from my computer because it stopped working the cover of the device fell right off

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

If you are still having trouble, please let us know. XFX Support
800 880 3225
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

Mark at XFX

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  • Michael Y.
  • 3/11/2016 12:26:05 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery good card

Pros: I can run all games at the highest settings with eyefinity display.

Cons: It can get really hot and crash at bad times if your heater is up to high, but I don't blame the card.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you have good ventalation in your case.

I would recommend this card.

Manufacturer Response:

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

If you have any questions for us here at XFX, please visit xfxsupport.com or email us at Neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

Thank you

Mark at XFX

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/2/2016 8:15:33 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsreally good card

Pros: I am able to play every game on ultra or high with a steady 60 FPS.

Cons: It does get really loud and hot when playing demanding games.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review! We want to make sure you are 100% pleased with your purchase,
so If you have any questions for us here at XFX,
please visit xfxsupport.com or email us at Neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

Thanks

Mark at XFX

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  • J A.
  • 2/26/2016 3:38:28 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI am at a loss.

Pros: One of the best performing cards on the market atm. Looks quite nice.

Cons: Like others, when mounted in my case the card sags. This is from it's own weight. It is indeed mounted correctly both with two screws in the back plate and clipped correctly in the PCIe slot. It sags even before the PCIe power plugs are installed, but then sags even more once they are. I have been fixing and building computers professionally for over 15 years. I know how to install a video card properly.

In addition this my first unit form newegg was dead on arrival. Would lock up the system the moment the AMD drivers activated in windows. Sent back to newegg for a replacement and the new unit worked fine. For about three months.

Now the unit is overheating playing most games. After doing some testing I determined that the card cannot handle temperatures higher than 80 degrees Celsius. This is despite the operating temperature for an AMD gpu being 70-80 degree Celsius and the expected critical temperature being 90-95 degrees Celsius. The fans appear to be working perfectly and the heatsink is still clean. The ambient temperature in my case is about 30 degree Celsius and the ambient temperature in the room the computer is in is about 23 degrees Celsius. This over heating absolutely should not be happening.

But wait, it gets better. I contacted XFX for an RMA. It took them several days to respond but finally they approved it. I sent the card 2-day air in an attempt to speed along the process. I also required a _signature_. The package was delivered by Fedex Wednesday before last and signed for by a "Receptionist/Front Desk." When I heard nothing by Friday and my ticket remained inactive I updated the ticket with the request for an update. On Monday they replied to let me know it had not been "booked in" yet (after 5 days) and some one would contact me about it soon. This past Wednesday I update the ticket again requesting news. It is now Friday, nine days after Fedex delivered my video card to XFX, and the only thing I have heard from XFX is that they don't have any record of it arriving.

Other Thoughts: My last video card, also by XFX, had a fan fail a couple months after the warranty expired. XFX was kind enough to send me a replacement heatsink-fan unit and allow me to replace it myself at no cost (which is ideal since I am a tech with the skills to do so). The card was already outdated and I needed a replacement but I couldn't afford one at the time and I was able to get the card to last me another year thanx to what, i thought, was XFX going out of their way to help me. Now I wonder if that was just a fluke.

I always spend a bit more than I intended to get a good product on the assumption that it will last at least until I would need to upgrade anyway... about three years. I play brand favorites specifically because I want to use brands that have shown themselves to be reliable beyond just lowest price and highest benchmarks. When I ordered this card I would gladly have sang the gospel of XFX to any who would listen.

Now, I simply don't know what to say beyond that my confidence in XFX is severely shaken and I am now worried that I cannot rely on this card or their customer service for the next 3 years as I had planned. Unless something changes I will likely be moving on to Gigabyte or Asus with my next video card purchase.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Jeremy, Are you sure your video card was lost? We've not had a missing graphics card for months if not years... Its exceptionally rare.

Please contact me at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com so i can investigate this for you.

Mark at XFX

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  • William K.
  • 2/10/2016 5:38:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: FPS!!!

Cons: N/A

Manufacturer Response:

You said it man.

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

If you have any questions for us here at XFX, please visit xfxsupport.com or email us at Neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

Thanks

Mark at XFX

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  • Rickey B.
  • 1/28/2016 1:15:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTHE BENDZOZ

Pros: Card plays all games in great quality on ultra settings...

Cons: After about a year of owning the card ive noticed that the PCB is starting to bend. this has started to effect my pcie slot in my motherbard. i would recommend not having this card installed in a case where any of the weight on the pcb and pcie slots. basically most cases.

its now sitting on a shelf in the workshop waiting on XFX to get back to me. i felt leaving in my system may have caused future damage.

Other Thoughts: if you are bent on having this card consider buying a back plate before you install. or installing it in a system where the card sits better. great performance when it wasn't sitting on a shelf.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Dawn, We're sorry your 290 is bending. Are you sure you have it mounted with the 2 screws and locked tight in place on the PCI-E connector? This card has a stout metal frame under the shroud that acts as its back bone, so it will not sag unevenly is mounted correctly.

Please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com for further instructions.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/31/2015 4:59:57 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNothing but black screens.

Pros: None

Cons: I've had nothing but black screens from the very begging with this video card. At first I could make it somewhat stable by underclocking the memory. Now it won't even run at all without black screens.

Other Thoughts: I would definitely NOT recommend this card for others.

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  • Michael S.
  • 12/8/2015 4:14:56 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood card

Pros: Plays pretty much anything you can throw at it. Good cooling.

Cons: Annoying capacitor/choke whine when heavy textures are used. Better quality parts needed to stop that. No other issues.

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
Neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • YE S.
  • 11/14/2015 12:52:06 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGood card, requires aftermarket coolers

Pros: Runs any game you want on the highest settings no problem. Very powerful GPU.

Cons: When playing intensive games, it will burn INCREDIBLY hot, from 85 to 90 degrees, literally untouchable. In addition I have a fan failure, which is apparently common. Requested RMA and still haven't been responded to. Slow customer service. Not recommended, better yet get the MSI R9 390.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Daniel,

We're sorry you had trouble with your 290. This model card is designed to run normally at 95'C at full load. We offered the DD cooling models to keep them a bit lower for peace of mind, not necessity. Are you having any temperatures with the card itself? If so, please contact me at the email address below.

Mark at XFX
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

Also GPU temperatures are much different that CPU temps, they're expected to run 50% hotter. 60'C = 140 Fahrenheit, that is literally too hot to touch. Honestly, you really shouldn't be toughing your computer components when they are running or even immediately after use. For their protection and your own. Thanks!

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  • Shawn W.
  • 11/9/2015 8:04:58 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Card is great, has been able to handle everything I throw at it.

All in ultra. So far Ive been very happy with my purchase.

Cons: The card is large, and another user had talked about the sag, for me i can see the difference, This card runs hot, 90 to 94c on full load, so hot I also had to buy a cooler for my CPU cause that was dangerously close to overheating.

The sag i believe is generated as a combination of heat, gravity and the heaviness of the card itself. I believe this is what is causing the one problem I have had with the card. Fan Failure. Fans are running annoyingly loud and stopping. Then starting again and repeating process.

Other Thoughts: As a person who works in a technical customer service position I find there Tech support lacking basic customer service skills. Ask a question get a canned message. That didnt even answer the question so I could make a decision on what their canned message was referring to. Im currently waiting patiently after two weeks of back and forth to even get an RMA. No email notification of a message being received from their support. Honestly Ive had a better experience with comcast support then the service Ive received from this company. That says alot. Next Time I will be purchasing from a competitor.

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
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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