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

  • 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5
  • Core Clock 980MHz
  • 2 x DVI-D 1 x HDMI 1 x DisplayPort
  • 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
  • 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, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime
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  • Debbie H.
  • 8/24/2015 11:26:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMediocre OC from heat

Pros: This card is an absolute beast, being able to take just about any game I throw at it. It also has a very high ASIC value, which makes it pretty killer at overclocking, but that comes at a cost, which Ill put in the cons. I also got it on sale with rebate!

Cons: The card runs very hot when overclocked. Also, for some reason itll decide to throttle at 87C sometimes while it should be able to go up to 95 (which it does occasionally) The fan makes some annoying noise at 80+ % speed. Coil whine at 144+ fps, which affects me since I have a 144fps monitor and hate V-sync. In order to use the full OC I have to have my side panel off letting dust cake on.

Other Thoughts: The only reason I gave the card 5 eggs instead of 4 for the cons is because of the lifetime warranty it comes with. While it may not be able to OC like my buddy's Tri-x, Ill never have to worry about it dying on me! May watercool it in the future, which doesnt void the warranty!

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the review, we really appreciate you taking the time to write it. also, 85'C is pretty hot, even with an Overclock... one of the fans may be failing

If you have any questions, please let us know.

XFX Support

Mark at XFX
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Erin B.
  • 8/7/2015 6:39:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMy love

Pros: Fans are very quiet under 55% usage. This graphics card tears through Battlefield 4 on Ultra. I thought I'd have to turn the settings down to high at the very least, but this card handles ultra like a beast. It can play pretty much anything. Looks sexy as hell, love the LEDs, though I wish they were configurable.

Cons: None, really. The only thing I've noticed is that this card gets up to 90c on heavy loads, but I'm fairly sure that's a fault of my case and not the graphics card. I'm going to be water cooling my CPU in the near future, so I'll have to see if the extra fans help.

Other Thoughts: Overall, this is a great card. For the price I paid (I got a 10% off promo code), it's more than worth it. Definitely a huge upgrade from the 280.

Manufacturer Response:

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

If you have any questions, please let us know.

XFX Support
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Demur A.
  • 8/5/2015 9:46:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad egg

Pros: Sexy, should be nice card but how I see it's Hit and Miss.
Lifetime Warranty.
Newegg is great, thanks to them with full customer support.

Cons: Unstable, lot of BSOD and black screens, hot, just Dx11.

Other Thoughts: Wasted couple days to fix it, then I saw recommendations to get rid of cards with BSOD and black screens because no matter what they will come. Back anyway.
So wanted to buy R9 390 series and find out XFX won't support Lifetime Warranty anymore, just 2 years when all other retailers got 3 years. So there is Sapphire, Powercolor and MSI with better coolers and better support.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Demur,

We're sorry you are having BSOD issues with your new card. Its important to remove all previous drivers and correclty install the new drivers. 3rd party software and out of date windows are major components of these failures.

Please direct me to the forums where you saw recommendations to get rid of cards that crash.

XFX Support
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Raymond B.
  • 8/4/2015 6:21:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThe Rebate

Pros: -Great Card for gaming
-Decent Price
-Good Temperatures

Cons: -Can be a little loud, but nothing noticeable

Other Thoughts: I bought this card a few weeks ago. It was 290, with a $30 MIR. This seemed great for the card. I did the steps required, but after I sent the rebate, I get an email, saying it was denied. XFX claims I do not have my Packing List, but in the documents they scanned and sent, there is clearly a packing list. If you're looking for a card that's 260$ without a rebate, keep an eye on the Sapphire Tri-X 290. I hope this rebate gets fixed, though.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review.

We can manually approve rebates if you have any questions, pleaset contact us.

XFX Support
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Raymond B.
  • 8/4/2015 2:52:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThe Rebate Sucks so far

Pros: Great card, for a great price
Good for mid-to-high level gaming, entry, of course
Stays decently cool

Cons: The rebate sucks as of right now. I sent the rebate to them, them asking for the rebate form, the original barcode(which was on the box, so I had to cut the box), and a Packing List. I sent them all that was asked, but was rejected. When I reviewed the documentation they received, the final document was my Packing List from Newegg, labeled "Packing List" at the top. I have no idea why they rejected this and I'm waiting for Customer Support at the time.

Other Thoughts: Right now, this is a good GPU. If you're thinking about this, but have time, keep an eye on the Sapphire Tri-X 290, it's about $40 cheaper.

Manufacturer Response:

Hey Ray, please contact me regarding the rebate, we can manually force it through.,

Thank you for the great review, if you have any questions, please let us know!

XFX Support
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Andrew W.
  • 7/31/2015 8:18:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Graphics Card

Pros: Plays all the games I have on ultra settings where my previous 650 TI 1GB could barely play medium.
XFX lifetime warranty and support

Cons: This card is HUGE. Had to buy a new case but was expecting it already based on its dimensions.

Other Thoughts: The main reason I chose this brand is due to the lifetime warranty offered as well as the constant presence I saw of XFX support on many sites including Newegg. This really impressed me to see how active they were in helping their customers.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review!

We're happy you are pleased. If you have any questions, please email us and let us know.

XFX Support
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Michael M.
  • 7/30/2015 5:45:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRock Solid Beast

Pros: Stable, have yet to have an issue with stability, out of the box it has been great. Overclocked it from 980 Mhz/1250 Mhz to 1140/1500 with stock voltages, with bumping the Voltage, I settled at 1180. Fan is (imo) fairly quiet even at 70% which it's at when fully loaded and at 75C, VRAM at 95C. Temps are quite good based on reviews I've seen.
While well more than doubling the performance of my 6870's in CF, I think it weighs as much as the two together, ha, but it's built well so sag/sturdiness is not a concern for me.
Even at these clocks/voltages the heat exiting my case is not as hot as the 2 cards I replaced.

Cons: It's big. My Cooler Master Storm Scout (which held the biggest cards of its day) needed about 1" of surgical trimming aided by Mr Dremel. Luckily dropping out the mobo for the work is a snap so it wasn't a hassle, I still had 7 spaces for hard drives left over.
The XFX lightup is covered up by my side fan filters, which isn't a con of the card, just wish I could see it.
It doesn't heat up Hot Pockets enough.
Fan doesn't keep my Mountain Dew cold.
Doesn't have an integrated hook to hang my bag of Doritos on.

Other Thoughts: I will update this in 6 months.
I have an EVGA Supernova G2 750 Gold, which is the best PSU I've owned to date, very possibly contributes to the stability.
I got "lucky" with Hynix memory, not sure if it really matters or not, just adding a data point to those wondering their chances of Hynix vs Elpida.
MSI Afterburner is an upgrade over Trixx I feel.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review, we appreciate the kind words.

If you have any questions, please let us know!

XFX Support
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Alexander F.
  • 7/24/2015 9:26:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFlawed card, awful support, avoid at all cost

Pros: Pretty powerful, great looking design, UEFI compatible

Cons: Card keeps on throttling up to crashing with a black screen in any recent game (Tomb Raider, GTA V, etc), even after replacing my power supply with a new one that should provide sufficient power (HX850i).
The problem with this seems to be some cooling design defect of the card itself. A switch on the card allows it to throttle down, but it only delays the inevitable crash.
In addition to that, support is email-only, and painfully slow. I personally expected better coming from the competition.

Other Thoughts: Bottom line:

Do not buy this card and get yourself something better. It's not worth the time spent on troubleshooting this mess.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Alexander,

We're sorry you are having a throttling issue. There are many factors that may cause this, please visit our support site, xfxsupport.com, for technical support. The email Helpdesk system you are using exclisvely says do not use it if you need technical support. (its for marketing and business relationships).

You can always email me to get started as well.

XFX Support
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Nicola S.
  • 7/23/2015 9:20:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAmazing Card!

Pros: Looks great
Runs most games out right now at max settings in 1080p
Neutral color tone will blend with most any build color scheme
Blows 970 out of the water as far as performance

Cons: LED XFX light should be on the side of the card, not the bottom of the card, as that is where most people will see it through the side panel!
Runs a little warm

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this card to anyone, and will likely consider buying another to run CrossfireX as long as 4GB of VRAM remains sufficient. Only problem I would see with crossfiring would be higher overall system Temps.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Nicola,

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
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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  • Philip H.
  • 6/2/2015 11:52:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Slick Design
Runs Witcher 3 very smooth on 1080p
Overclocks easily
Can't wait to get another for Xfire

Cons: Loudest part of my rig, but my build is silence optimized on every part besides GPU. Even at 100% though, it isn't all that bad.

Other Thoughts: I was afraid I may need more power for my games, but that was not the case. I'm near 60fps on Witcher 3, so glad I chose pc over the PS4 version. Overclocked it last night and easily gained 10% and still stays under 75 degrees.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for the great review and positive feedback.

We are happy you are pleased.

XFX Support
neweggsupport@xfxforce.com

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