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

  • 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 1050 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

Radeon Rewards Gold
  • 2816 Stream Processors
  • 1050 MHz 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 Black Edition With GPU Edging

The Black Edition graphics card represent our highest achievement in GPUs

XFX's exclusive Black Edition graphics card are the most rigorously tested graphics card. They are pre-overclocked to the maximum core clock achievable and come from the highest quality yield GPUs which make up the top 1% of those produced in the world. In addition, we pair it with the highest quality components to ensure there are no bottle necks so you can be certain you are getting the best graphics card possible on the market today.


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 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 soltuions which must run at much higer 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 7°C.


4 GB 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, and GPU programs which allow 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 3rd 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 low quality graphics and smooth realistic graphics.

MSAA smoothes 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 smoothes out this jaggedness by filling in the white spaces between the jagged edges with varying shades of grey which gives you the smooth soft shadows, crisp sharp lines of buildings, and crisp tiny details in clothing that make your experience truely 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.

Learn more about the XFX R9-290X-EDBD

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime
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  • Jeremiah H.
  • 10/2/2015 11:57:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood card, AMD makes human waste product drivers

Pros: Card appears to work fine. It makes a fair bit of noise when the fans are going full blast, I'd say a sizable amount more noise than my old 660Ti.

Cons: AMD drivers... Sweet baby geesus I thought the issue was being over exaggerated on the internet, but nope, they crash almost guaranteed once a day. And when they do it hoses both my virtualbox vm and skyforge. It also appears to have issues with monitors going to sleep and altering desktop resolutions, which moves all my windows and icons. Never had the issue with nvidia.

Other Thoughts: Can't say anything against XFX, they seem fine. Looks like all the issues lie with AMD. All in all, I'd say the card is ok if you get a deal, but be prepared for issues with software. This was my trial on returning to Team Red, but next card is going to be Team Green, regardless of sale prices...

Manufacturer Response:

hey Jeremiah,

Driver crashing on a regular basis is truly bizarre. its probably more of a 3rd party software issue than anything else. Shoot me an email at and i'll help you sort this out personally.

Mark at XFX

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  • 8/7/2015 7:19:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMicro Stuttering

Pros: Honestly I cant really give any pros because ever since a bought this card in exchange for my GTX 750 I have been having consistent issues with micro stuttering. Playing games is nearly unbearable. I know pretty much the basics about computers and the only things that I have upgraded in my PC is the PCU and the graphics card. For now I am thinking my gaming issues is due to the card.

Cons: I have micro stuttering issues in all games. Especially in CSGO and Arma 3. I have no idea how to fix it and from what I read on forums in seems to be fixs for specific games like "How to fix Micro stuttering in 'x' game" but it seems like I have issues in all games.

Other Thoughts: I would really appreciate any help from anyone on how to fix my issue. I really dont know what to do because in buying this card I cant return it. I only can get a new card through warranty and im not sure a new card will even fix my issues.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the review Patrick, we appreciate your feedback. Please email me for a quick driver tutorial that may fix all of these issues. It sounds like you also may be having interference with a 3rd party software which could cause micro-stuttering

If you have any questions, please let us know

XFX Support

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/23/2015 10:06:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat performing card

Pros: -Runs all my games on maxed out settings
-Nice look, LEDs
-Stays fairly cool

Cons: -Size, this card is massive, make sure you have plenty of room in your case if you're going with this card

Other Thoughts: I had some issues with crashing and whatnot which is why I gave it 4/5 but most of those issues turned out to be my motherboard not being fully updated. Other than that, it's a fantastic card!

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Anon,

Thank you for the great review. We're happy everything is going as planned and working as intended.

Okay, if you have any questions, please let us know

XFX Support

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  • Long D.
  • 6/30/2015 5:36:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFirst and maybe last XFX card.

Pros: More bang for your bucks than Nvidia card.

Cons: Artifacts and crash the first day of using the card playing game. I didn't even overclock anything. System would freeze and lock up during FPS gaming. I even get artifacts on normal desktop. Even contacted their customer service and they're really slow at responding.

Other Thoughts: I just want the problem to go away. XFX could you tell your employee to do their job and help out the customer.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Long,

we're sorry you are having issues. Whom did you contact? Please contact me immediately for warranty servicing.

XFX Support

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  • Edward L.
  • 4/27/2015 9:45:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor customer service no game with bundle

Pros: none

Cons: The card didn't come with BF4 game as listed in the descriptions. Called Newegg customer service they said to call XFX customer service since they claimed they were responsible for the item description. Called XFX customer service. The person on the other line was rude and told me the promotion ended a year ago and I was getting no game and I can call newegg back if I chose to do so it was up to me to decide what to do from here. This is my fourth and last card from XFX.

Manufacturer Response:


The fine-print of the specifications mention the BF4 bundle and it is a typo. We apologize for this and have made an effort to have it removed for some time.

Unfortunately this bundle expired over a year ago, and the bundle that replaced it has since expired as well. If we had a game bundle to offer you, we would have.

We apologize for the mistake.

XFX Support
contact us:

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  • Joseph G.
  • 4/20/2015 8:05:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible Product

Pros: Works great when you first get it.
Looks great.

Cons: Fails on you within months.
Bends in the case seems like its not made with high end plastic.
Had to get a hold of customer service twice now.
Customer service takes forever to reply and I mean forever.

Other Thoughts: Over all its not worth buying this card, It would be better to go with another card from XFX or another company all together. Not worth the four hundred dollars.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Dixie, We're sorry you had issues with your 290.

If you have any questions, please contact us via email or at I can expedite any claims or RMA servicing needs.

Mark - XFX Support

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  • Rodney S.
  • 3/16/2015 4:04:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Card

Pros: Works as it should no crash so far. Install was nice and easy. Up scaling resolution works nice.

Cons: Only see small improvement over xfx HD 7850 1gb ghost, but it did crash from low VRAM.

Manufacturer Response:


Thank you for the review. This shouldn't be crashing... Are you still having issues with crashing?

If you have any questions, let me know.


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  • Luke L.
  • 3/9/2015 3:04:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Bought this to replace a 670 SLI setup after one of them died. Runs about 74-78C (in a 66F room) with a 1155 core clock in FC4, DAI, Mordor. No problem running them in very high/ultra. The 4gb of vram is a noticeable improvement over my 2gb sli setup, higher settings are now attainable even with slightly less power comparably, in about half of my games. Much quieter than the sli setup and even quieter than just one of my 670s, can't hear it over my cpu cooler no matter the fan speed setting. Games feel smoother.

Cons: None so far really, Quickly heats up when bumping voltage but is kind of expected. Don't expect quick driver updates for new game releases like you get with team green.

Other Thoughts: Was debating between this and a GTX 970 back in December, I'm happy with my choice and even a slightly bit more now after the whole specs and vram thing with the 970. Scores about 1000 points less in fire strike than my 670sli setup but with the extra vram i can turn settings up a bit more than before without experiencing some minor stutter or low frame drops.
-i7 5820k @ 4.3ghz w/ Cooler Master Nepton 280L
-16gb DDR4 Gskill @ 2400
-Gigabyte x99 ud4
-240gb Samsung 840 Pro
-2TB WD Black
-This card
-1080P 60hz

Manufacturer Response:

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

If you have any questions, please let us know.

XFX Support

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  • Dale L.
  • 2/27/2015 8:22:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRadeon Value

Pros: Excellent Image Sharpness
512-bit Mem & GPU Bus
Excellent XFX Cooler Design
Excellent Performer
XFX Quality

Cons: Size

Other Thoughts: This is the best Radeon card I have owned since the ATI Radeon 800 series. The image quality is second to none. The XFX DD cooler design is a big winner in both looks & performance. I love the 512-bit mem & GPU bus which enables this card to move a ton of data at lower mem & GPU clock speeds lowering the heat output but not the performance....there's just no substitute for real bandwidth. The price is very good for what you're getting. The only thing I can find to say something negative about is the card's size....this thing is HUGE!!! Had to mod my case to get it to fit....but won't knock off for it as the dimensions are given on the size of the card in the listing so no excuse. Have been buying EVGA Nvidia cards for years but since buying & using this card I will be more open to looking at future Radeon series cards when they come out & they will definitely be XFX cards. Newegg is my computing supplier of choice....been getting my money for over a decade & I'm still happy....says it all!

Manufacturer Response:


Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are happy you are pleased.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

XFX Support

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  • Heath H.
  • 2/24/2015 6:25:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDoesn't Come with what it says

Pros: This is a all in all good card so far. I have no complaints about the card.

Cons: I am very irritated with the fact that under the specifications tab of this card it states this:

XFX R9-290X-EDBD Video Card
1 x 6-pin to 4-pin power cable
1 x 8-pin to 6-pin power cable
1 x Driver Disk Installation Guide
1 x Game Bundle : BF4 Game Bundle******
1 x Installation DVD
1 x Quick Installation Guide

This card does not come with 1 x Game Bundle : BF4 Game Bundle* as indicated. So honestly i feel kinda ripped off by both newegg and XFX. If it doesnt come with the bundle then you need to take it off your site.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Heath, we apologize for the confusion. The BF4 bundle was changed to the GOld Rewards bundle and never updated in the specs.

We apologize for the confusion.

XFX Support

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