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XFX Black Edition Double Dissipation R9-290X-EDBD 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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1050

Core Clock (MHz)

2816

Stream Processors

512

Bit Memory

5000

Memory Clock (MHz)

Key Features

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  • 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.

R9-290X-EDBD

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.


R9-290X-EDBD

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.


R9-290X-EDBD

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.


R9-290X-EDBD

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.


R9-290X-EDBD

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.


R9-290X-EDBD

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.


R9-290X-EDBD

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.


R9-290X-EDBD

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.


R9-290X-EDBD

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).


R9-290X-EDBD

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.


R9-290X-EDBD

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.


R9-290X-EDBD

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.


R9-290X-EDBD

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.


R9-290X-EDBD

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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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime


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  • Darin S.
  • 1/23/2015 9:09:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsI'll buy Nvidia next time

Pros: Great when it works, plays about everything on extreme settings

Cons: Wont wake from hibernation, sometimes the videocard causes the system to lose video while doing something, had it cause the system to reboot once. I exceeded the 30 days for Newegg RMA because i had the hibernation issue once during that time, but since then it has happened several times. So not only does XFX want me to pay for shipping, but they want me to do without a video card for who knows how long. EVGA didnt do that to me, nor did the one Nvidia company I owned years ago. Thumbs down for this and I think AMD may have lost a customer because of it.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We're sorry you are having issues with sleep mode. Typically this is a settings related issue or a motherboard/PSU that doesnt work with new tech that can idle when not in use. If you haven't ran your latest bios updates for your motherboard or have an old PSU, that would be your culprit.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

XFX Support

neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • George H.
  • 1/17/2015 2:26:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Great card. Can max out all my games with no issue for the most part. VERY QUIET. Simple install and does not get hot at all with stock cooling. (I do have a HUGE cube Corsair case with PSU and HDD/SSD on the other side of a firewall with 3 240mm fans in the processing side of the chassis though, so that helps.

Cons: Went from a GTX760 to this, so it is quite the jump in performance, however, not liking to take the time myself to optimize my settings, it did suck going to the Radeon platform a bit (call me lazy but I really like the GeForce Experience, Raptor just doesn't do it for me) so I had to suck it up a bit and do it all myself. No issue, just takes a bit of time before jumping into a new game.

Funny enough, I had to scale back my graphics on BL2 due to screen tearing. This card and my setup is WAY more than enough to take care of Unreal Engine 3 without issue on ultra. A bit disappointing on this, but hey, it is ALMOST there.

Other Thoughts: Bang for buck, better than going with a GTX. Grabbed this baby for $310 so a good purchase. Couldn't see paying extra for an 8GB card at the moment. Would rather double up this exact card. Best card I have ever had. Will stick with XFX going forward.

Also, this is a LONG card. Make sure your case is set up for it. Just because it says gaming case does not mean that this card will fit.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

Thank you for the great review. We appreciate all of your kind words and positive feedback.

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

XFX Support

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  • Blake F.
  • 1/8/2015 5:29:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggssoild performance

Pros: Great performance. I'm able to maintain 60 FPS playing most games at 4k with very high (though not necessarily totally maxed) settings. For the price, I'm happy.

Cons: Loud. I upgraded from a 280x, and figured "dual dissipation" meant that it would be quieter than my 280x (which was pretty quiet) because the fans wouldn't have to run full speed as often. Nope. It means double screaming banshees. Consider water cooling. This is easily the loudest video card I've ever owned

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Kick6,

We're sorry you are having a loud fan issue. If you would like, we can send out another set of replacement fans to fix this.

Please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

XFX Support.

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  • Rob M.
  • 12/30/2014 8:35:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsfree game???

Pros: I have no issues with the card runs great and quiet.

Cons: The con I have is not with the card it is with the noted free game. One of the reasons I went with the card is for the civ game. I might have changed my mind if I knew the hoops that you have to go through to get the FREE game. I do not like giving my cell number out to anyone especially a web site and for this I have to wait 24 HOURS??? So I patiently waited the 24 HOURS and still no confirmation email. So I sent an email to support. guess I will have to wait a week before hearing from them.

Other Thoughts: What happen to the days when a company states free game with purchase the actual CD or DVD was in the box of purchase?

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, We're sorry you had trouble getting your free game bundle. You should receive a promotional 3x5 card from Newegg in the package, go to the link provided, Register an AMD account (quick and free) and enter the code in the promtional link. Once you do that, the email should be sent soon after and you are ready to start downloading.

If you are having any trouble on this step, please let us know.

XFX Support

neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Amy Y.
  • 12/17/2014 1:10:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card! Minus one thing.

Pros: Definitely a great buy, runs everything I throw at it at ultra settings with absolutely no frame drops. I got this card on sale for only around $300 and it was worth it!

Cons: The only con is that it came with no sticker. Not anything bad, but I like to decorate my case.

Other Thoughts: This card runs Far Cry 4 at ultra settings, along with every other game I've played so far. If you want a card that is going to perform well on any current-next gen game, this is it.

Manufacturer Response:

Excellent. Thank you for your positive feedback.
If you have any questions, please let us know.

XFX Support
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Stephen S.
  • 12/8/2014 3:24:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorked great for 1 week then died.

Pros: Great Card for the price. Installed very easy but remember this is a VERY LARGE CARD and may not fit into the older Mid Towers. Handles all the new PC games on ULTRA with no lag!!! Very quiet and did not seem to heat up as others have indicated. Luckily I have a new system with a very modern Mid Tower case, and the card fit without having to remove ANY items from the case. I also have several 120 mm fans that move the air and keep the system cool If you are going to run this card, be sure to have plenty of fans to remove the heat !!!!!!

Cons: Unfortunately the card only worked for 1 week, and then would not work due to memory failure on the card. I hope the replacement card will work longer. I have used XFX cards in the past with no issues. Very surprised this one died so quickly, but I have read other people have experienced problems with this same card, so I probably should have looked at a different vendor.

Other Thoughts: I have to give credit to NewEgg for the fast handling of the RMA. No issues requesting a replacement, and it was handled very quickly. NewEgg service is outstanding compared to the other companies dealing with electronic equiptment. Hats off to NewEgg !!!!

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We're sorry you are having issues with your product.

Please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com for service options and technical support.

XFX Support.

Thank you

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  • John N.
  • 11/25/2014 4:00:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Runs very quiet, Does not get hot.

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: My only complaint is that i bought this card 2 days before they gave one extra game away that was Civilization: Beyond Earth. I would like to have gotten that game. Not a con though.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello and Thank you for the great review.

We're sorry you purchased before the promo started. I would be happy to investigate this for you and see if we can fix this minor discrepency.

XFX Support

neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Jaime M.
  • 11/14/2014 5:02:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: Not to hot, or loud

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: This card is amazing. I definitely plan on buying a second in the near future.

Manufacturer Response:

Excellent.

Thank you for the great review.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Lech C.
  • 10/17/2014 10:38:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Pro's about this card is it improved my Video gaming experience to a whole other level. I went from 30-40 fps from my old video card to 60-90fps on this one. Take in fact that i'm going from an Xfx 6770HD Radeon to the Xfx R290x was a major boost. Slim can be quiet if not running under a heavy load. The light up logo looks great with my theme of White/Black/Gold/Silver colors.

Cons: Cons would be that this card gets hot fast. Not sure if its the heatsink, or the fans, or the way how it distributes heat evenly through the card. I do have to take the side panel off while playing one game since I moderate the temperature as it reaches up to about 80c. I've read somewhere that Amd says that their cards can handle up to 95c but I don't even want to let it get there. If you're not playing with headphones on, or have audio turned up when the fan kicks up to 100% It sounds like you're about ready to take off on a flight. Other than these two cons the card is great.

Other Thoughts: Other thoughts would be, if you buy this card and wish to void the manufactures warranty by putting an after market cooler or going with liquid cooling by all means do so. I'm waiting for the warranty to go out before I decide to go with liquid cooling.

Manufacturer Response:

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

The warranty void stickers do not apply to north america, we have a modder friendly policy that allows you to water cool. Also, this card has a lifetime warranty with registration, so if your waiting for it to end before water cooling it, you may end up waiting until its too late...

If you have any question, please let us know

-XFX Support


Neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

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  • Ethan B.
  • 9/15/2014 1:30:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLightning fast but dissapointing

Pros: This card is lightning fast and looks really cool in my pc. I love the light up xfx logo on it.

Cons: I got 2 of these cards to run in crossfire but so far I have had about 6 bsods. I had two bsods the day before I posted this review I have tried every fix I have found and nothing solves it If I have anymore bsods I will probably have to RMA both cards.

Other Thoughts: I was really hoping these cards would be better. This was my first experience with AMD and it has really been very frustrating. Right now I would really have to suggest going with Nvidia.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the review, we appreciate the feedback

If you have any questions or want it brought in for warranty servicing, please let us know.

neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

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