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XFX Black Edition Double Dissipation R9-290A-EDBD 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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980

Core Clock (MHz)

2560

Stream Processors

512

Bit Memory

5000

Memory Clock (MHz)

Key Features

Radeon Rewards Gold
  • 2560 Stream Processors
  • 980MHz Core Clock
  • 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5
  • 5000MHz 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 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.


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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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6X Tesselation Technology

The Details of Tesselations can 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 highest 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

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


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  • sandra o.
  • 4/27/2015 6:48:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible experience

Pros: Very nice looking card. That's about it!

Cons: The card has no video output after just a few days it was installed!
Very disappointed. Didn't play a single game!
Got sucked into the lifetime warranty and trust me, you will need it almost right away.
it's been almost 3 days and I haven't heard back from XFX support!
Just get something else instead!

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

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

How are you trying to contact us? Please use XFXsupport.com for the tech team, neweggsupport@xfxforce.com for our Newegg Tech rep, or 800 880 3225 to call our Technical support team Monday-Friday.

Thank you

XFX Support

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  • Cameron E.
  • 4/5/2015 1:39:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRandom Locks

Pros: Nice while it lasted.

Cons: Started locking up on me a few days ago. It's only 4 months old. I had to replace it with an older card to get my PC stable again.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We're sorry you are having issues with your 290. please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com for RMA service options.

Thank you

XFX Support

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  • Joshua G.
  • 3/16/2015 9:51:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card…not as advertised though

Pros: This is a Fantastic card for premium gaming. Anything more than this is overkill. Tested with Lords of The Fallen, BF4, and Metro 2033/Last Light on max settings 1080p. Only game that stuttered was LoTF when loading some outdoor areas, and I think that is due to it not being installed on a SSD.

Card stayed around 46c at idle and mid 60s under load in an air cooled system. It is very quiet even at 100% fan speed.

It is built by XFX…need I say more?

*Note: Metro uses Nvidia PhysX calculations which AMD cards cannot handle. Not the cards fault Nvidia has proprietary software.

Cons: I bought this card to build a rig for my new home theater.

I chose an APU architecture for the system because the ITEM PAGE for this card said it was Dual Graphics compatible.

Here’s the one con…it is not Dual Graphics compatible with any of the APU’s on the market at the time of this review. I read many forums and watched video tutorials for days, but no matter what BIOS settings I used or install order I tried the CrossFire option never appeared in the CCC. Eventually I stumbled on to a compatibility chart at AMDs website that shows all APU models and their compatible GPU chipsets. No R9 series cards are on that list. I didn’t think to search for this initially because again…it states on the product page it will work out of the box in a Dual Graphics setup with current market APUs.

So essentially I bought a 12 core CPU and 8 of the cores are dead…they have no job. For the same or lesser price I could have bought an 8 core Phenom Black Edition at a higher clock.

BUT WAIT there’s more…if I want to fill that performance gap I will have to not only buy a new CPU I will have to buy a new MOBO because the Phenom line of CPUs does no share a socket type with the Kaveri APUs. Then I get to completely tear down and rebuild my brand new computer.

Other Thoughts: I would like to reiterate this is a beast of a graphics card. In an i7 or 8 core Phenom build this card will pull many times its weight for years. I would venture to say it will stay relevant longer than your CPU and MOBO. It is worthy of moving from PC to PC or upgrading around it. Unless gaming goes exclusively true 4K, and even then you may not need a new card.

This card is big…all high end dedicated cards are big. If you don’t know a good graphics card is going to need room don’t build your own computer, and don’t blame the card because you can’t read the measurements posted on the product page.

This PC: All parts bought from Newegg; everything arrived on day 3 and everything works as it should.

Thermaltake Chaser Series Chaser MK-I Black ATX Full Tower Computer Case

ASUS CROSSBLADE RANGER FM2+ A88X ATX Motherboard

AMD A10-7850K Kaveri 12 Compute Cores (4 CPU + 8 GPU) 3.7GHz Socket FM2+ Radeon R7 series

G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB 2133

AMD Radeon SSD RADEON 240GB

Western Digital 2TB 7200RPM

XFX Black Edition Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5

EVGA SuperNOVA 850W

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

Thank you for the review. We appreciate the kind words and are happy you are pleased.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Mark
Neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Steven C.
  • 3/14/2015 12:34:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty Sweet

Pros: Whisper quiet, cool, and able to handle anything I've tossed at it minus one game--Planet Explorers--which is an early access title that others are having similar issues with, so I won't attribute it to the card.

Cons: This beast is massive. Even bigger than my old XFX Radeon HD5870, which was also a big, fat, GPU. I had to cut out a few of the empty mounting slats in my HDD rack out to get it to fit.

Other Thoughts: I'll admit that going into my purchase, I was worried due to the several reviews citing issues with black screens, DOA cards, and RMAs, but other than having to "engineer" my case's guts a bit, I haven't had a single issue with the GPU. It's been able to max every game I've thrown at it from Skyrim to Dying Light to WoW and a host of others, so I'm definitely satisfied so far. To anyone on the fence, I'd definitely say to go for it. The absolute worst case scenario is that you need to do some swapping to get one that works in the unlikely event that yours is buggered.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the kind words.

If you have any other questions, please let us know

Mark
XFX Support
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Camden M.
  • 3/11/2015 3:15:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCan't beat it for the price

Pros: Very powerful for the price.
Overclocks easily
AMD drivers have very much improved in the last year.

Cons: Quite Large
Runs a bit hot

Other Thoughts: Upgrading from a 3 year old gtx 570. I've never had an AMD card before, so I was very nervous about the switch. I've heard bad things about AMD drivers, as well as bad cards that blackscreen,

So far my concerns have been unfounded. Card is working flawlessly, and I have had no troubles with the drivers. Massive FPS gains in everything i play.

BE WARNED: As others have said the card is very large. Smaller mid towers may not fit unless you have a removable HDD cage. My C70 Vengence had room to spare, but it is very big for a mid tower.

I picked this card up for 289.99 (plus tax and shipping) and i could not be happier. One hell of a bang for my buck.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review, it sounds like you bought at the best time.

We appreciate the positive feedback.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Mark @ XFX Support
Neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Jon D.
  • 2/19/2015 9:59:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworked

Pros: delivers high end graphics has not overheated, in fact the computer is running cooler now. It is quitter then the other fans we are running

Cons: First one did not work, It is very long and was a tight squeeze in my mid size case. It barely fit. The first one did not work out of the box, sent it back and we got the second one working. I never figures out why the first one didn't work. It may have been something with the power supply which was a new rosewell.

Other Thoughts: Delivers incredible graphics, can't compare it to anything then the card we upgraded from. It was a big upgrade from the last card that was also a XFX. I am sold on XFX cards

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review!

If you need any help or servicing options, please let us know.

XFX Support
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Chris C.
  • 2/2/2015 1:10:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Incredibly fast, great design, no problem whatsoever. XFX + AMD delivers. The rest of these reviews are just a few bad eggs that always happens with any technology release.

Cons: It's a space heater.

Other Thoughts: 3 eggs is really undercutting the value/performance that this card brings. Its a rock solid GPU and a purchase you wont regret. I haven't.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write this review, we appreciate it.

If you have any issues, please contact us and let us know.

XFX Support
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Chris C.
  • 1/29/2015 2:25:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks wonderfully

Pros: Works flawlessly. Fast as you could possibly need, I'm running a 28 inch 1440p monitor and this card handles any title i throw at it. It's freakin amazing. Regular driver updates have really made a big impact. Mantle.

Cons: Can be loud if you overclock. A bit of a power hog.

Manufacturer Response:

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


If you have any questions, please let us know.

XFX Support
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Jeffrey J.
  • 1/26/2015 2:19:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Quiet, temperature never went above 32 degrees C, looks cool in the case, ran at 4k resolution on my desktop very smoothly.

Cons: Died after about 15 minutes of use. I ran the Windows Experience Index, the fan speed progressively became faster until the screen went black and my PC shut down a few seconds later. Restarted my computer, same thing happened only this time with absolutely no programs running as this is a new PC, and now the card won't display anything during the POST from any of the ports.

Other Thoughts: I'm in the RMA process for this card. If my replacement card doesn't immediately die like this one did, it would be a good product based on other reviews worthy of 4 or 5 eggs, but since it didn't work for even a single hour, I can't give it anything but the lowest score.
My computer's power supply more than meets the needs, as it's an 850 watt Corsair that's less than a week old. I built this computer with digital art in mind and the integrated graphics are unsuitable for that at high resolution. I'm quite disappointed, I expect an expensive graphics card to be of superior quality with the highest level of testing required before it's sent to the consumer. It could have been bad luck, but given that I wasn't able to do anything with it from the moment I got it has left a sour taste in my mouth.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Jeff,

We're sorry you are having issues with your 290A. Failing to pass the windows experience test is truly embarassing.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.

Thank you

XFX Support

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  • Adam H.
  • 1/22/2015 1:40:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNever Buy XFX Again

Pros: Good video card overall.

Cons: XFX did not honor rebate submission even when emailed directly with all necessary information. Kept getting run-around. Will NEVER buy XFX again.

Other Thoughts: If you are buying and expect a rebate, do not buy XFX products, you will get attached to another object by an inclined plane, wrapped helically around an axis.

Newegg rocks, but they cannot assist with this issue.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello, We're sorry you are having issues with your rebate. No one is trying to "screw" you.

The Rebate company used by Newegg and XFX is 4myrebate.com.

https://xfx.4myrebate.com/Home/FAQ

If you have any issues, please contact them, if they fail to resolve your issues, please contact us.

XFX Support.

neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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