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SAPPHIRE 100362SR 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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The SAPPHIRE 100362SR is based on the new 28nm Hawaii GPU architecture with the new Microsoft DirectX 11.2 support, and built around 2560 Stream Processors and 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 memory delivering a significant performance boost in your favorite games and daily applications.

The AMD PowerTune technology enables intelligent power monitoring in the AMD Radeon R9 290 GPU to make sure you always get exactly the performance you need. With AMD Eyefinity and AMD TrueAudio technology, you can run the next generation of games on up to four monitors simultaneously with more realistic audio simulation of surround environments. An array of other cutting-edge graphics technology such as AMD HD3D, AMD Eyefinity technology, AMD App Acceleration, AMD PowerTune technology and AMD CrossFire are built right in, making this card a top choice for gamers who expect the best.

  • newegg MICROSOFT DIRECTX 11.2 SUPPORT AMD Radeon R9 290 video card supports the new DIRECTX 11.2 which brings a host of new features to improve performance in your games and graphics app. The DIRECTX 11.2 offers HLSL shader linking, Inbox HLSL compiler, GPU overlay support, DirectX tiled resources, and more. Bring new levels of visual realism to gaming on the PC and get top-notch performance.
  • newegg New Generation of CrossFire The card features next generation CrossFire support for up to four graphics cards, with no interconnect bridge required.
  • newegg AMD TrueAudio Technology AMD TrueAudio technology brings the world’s first programmable audio pipeline marking a new frontier in realism for PC gamers. AMD TrueAudio technology empowers game developers with a programmable audio pipeline on the GPU, inviting them to put their unique artistic fingerprint on in-game audio in the same way that the programmable graphics pipeline brought unfettered artistic vision to PC graphics. Enabled games can feature more realistic environmental dynamics, a richer tapestry of sound effects, breathtaking directional audio, and more. AMD TrueAudio technology enhances audio realism by simulating the human brain’s perception of real-world sound, working in concert with the user’s existing audio hardware to recreate a lifelike experience.
  • newegg EYEFINITY The next generation of AMD Eyefinity technology features all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation and brand new display configurations, bringing you ultimate panoramic computing experience.
  • newegg AMD HD3D Technology 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.
  • newegg AMD PowerTune Technology AMD PowerTune is a breakthrough technology that sets an entirely new direction for maximum performance at TDP. It allows the GPU to be designed with higher engine clock speeds which can be applied on the broad set of applications that have thermal headroom.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • INGI H.
  • 4/3/2014 8:26:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUltimate 1080p Graphics Card

Pros: I bought this card in October 2013 the day it came out. The price was $400.00. Lol. Since October 2013, I've been able to run any game at maximum settings. What else can I say? I buy most every new release, the drivers and hardware here just turn every game into butter smooth gaming heaven. BF4 / Thief in Mantle are fantastic. True Audio with hardware reverb convolution, pretty sweet. Whatever the price, whatever the punishment that AssCoin miners have inflicted on our gaming community, don't doubt that this is a just perfect 1080p gaming card that can run any game on max and then some.

Cons: AssCoin miners inflated demand, and NewEgg saw a profit to be had, and they increased the price of the cards. Not sure who to blame.

Other Thoughts: My PC feels like a bad a-z hot rod with this card.

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  • Connor M.
  • 12/22/2013 6:33:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsR9 290

Pros: This is truly a great card. It's got to be the best card on the consumer market at the moment. It gets insane FPS on games and renders 3D in no time at all.

Cons: Not really anything. You might find that the GPU occasionally locks, but that'd be because of insufficient cooling.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this before the Litecoin miners found out about it. Yeah, something needs to be done about that. That blew the price to the moon, and it doesn't look like it's coming down any time soon. I was going to buy a second card, but can't because of the extra $200 on it.

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  • Robert M.
  • 12/5/2013 6:47:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThis card is amazing!

Pros: If you are playing at 1920x1080 this will run almost everything at max including anti-aliasing. Looks really nice. Send the heat out of the back of the card. Really though the price is the big bonus. There is no card out there that will give you this much performance for $400.

Cons: It runs hot. amd has claimed this is by design and I have had no problems so far but don't underestimate the heat of this card. Literally heats up my room. It is loud as well but after running a stock amd heatsink for a while its really not that bad and I never notice it while playing games with fans set at 55% minimum. At 100% this thing sounds like a hair dryer but it never goes above a 55% minimum.

Other Thoughts: 3 days after buying this card the exact same card was released with battlefield 4. I was hoping newegg would be able to throw me a bone on that considering I have spent thousands on this website but no dice. Just a bunch of non-answers and every company telling me I need to contact another company. Can't really knock an egg for it but newegg takes a minus in my book.

If you have the patience to wait its probably better to get a non reference model when they come out. Less noise and lower temps are likely.

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  • Yaroslav F.
  • 12/5/2013 1:15:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Card

Pros: - Really fast - able to handle any game I give it at 1080p with very high settings, and get beyond 60 FPS. Getting around 80-70 in Far Cry 3 and Battlefield 4. Crysis 3 on Very High is around 50 FPS.
The performance blew me away. My last card was the GT 640 which simply sucked! Barely got 25 FPS on Bad Company 2. Tried it with this one - over 100 FPS!!!
- 4 GB of VRAM will make sure you can play at VERY high resolutions like 4K. Slight future-proofing when 1440p becomes the new standard.
- Will support AMD's new Mantle API coming out soon. Rumored to increase performance by alot!
- Supposed to have AMD's True Audio (some kind of sound processing chip). Will have to wait for developers to utilize it for better sound quality and immersion.
- Much cheaper than Nvidia's GTX 780 (by 100$) , which is equivalent in power. Perfect if your'e on budget.

Cons: - HOT HOT HOT! Unless you live in Antarctica, this card will reach very high temperatures (~95 C as stated by AMD and reviewers). Touching the back-plate during gaming almost scorched my finger.
A way I found of dealing with it - using vsync to cap the FPS on 60 (unless you have a 120 HZ monitor) .Makes the card work less hard and generate less heat.
- Loud! Going over the default 47% fan speed, the card gets very loud (Tried 100% once, now my cat is scared of my PC). I used MSI Afterburner to create a custom fan control scheme, now I idle at 40C with 35% fan speed (which is quiet) and game at around 80-85C with 50% fan speed (A bit loud, but bearable, nothing if you use headphones).
- This thing is HUGE! Maybe I think so because I've never had a high end GPU before. Make sure your case has enough space for it !(It's about 11 inches long)

Other Thoughts: Overall I am very satisfied with the video card and would recommend to anyone. You can deal with the issues by waiting for the models from Sapphire/Asus/MSI/HIS... which will provide much superior cooling and noise levels (when they come out on January) or by buying a custom cooler (Waterblocks work great too!).
Planning on getting my self a Gelid Icy Vision Rev.2 for some overclocking and less heat (Saw people are getting 65C on max load with that!).

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  • David B.
  • 12/2/2013 9:27:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJust got this and it's discontinued?

Pros: It works better than my xfired 6950's I was getting 45 fps
I can Run BF4 on Ultra settings topping out at 60 fps

Cons: It will not let me mess with the clocking and any time I try it black screens. I am very disappointed that I have purchased this less than 30 days ago and It is already discontinued. The card dips pretty hard on the fps when im in high pressure situations in Bf4 going from 60 down to high 20's to low 30's.

Other Thoughts: There needs to be some sort of protection for the consumer when stuff like this happens. I spend a lot of money through NewEgg every year and feel cheated right now. I will be calling tomorrow the day before my 30 days of owning this card.

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  • Maxwell L.
  • 12/2/2013 7:39:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCons exaggerated by many

Pros: Blazing fast in games!

Even at 80% fan speed I can barely hear this thing through my case, and I have it right next to my head.

Can easily OC in AMD Catalyst

Cons: none!

Other Thoughts: Yes, it does run hot, but I have yet to bottleneck this card, and the sound is so greatly exaggerated nobody has any real reason not to crank up the fan to keep this bad boy cool.

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  • Jesse K.
  • 11/27/2013 7:54:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNow that I got one that works!

Pros: Fast, takes everything you throw at it, and when not gaming it is very quiet. Overclocking on my terms, as far as Fan Speed, & Temp is a plus.

Cons: High power consumption, If installing in new computer with UEFI motherboards it may not boot unless you Disable Secure Boot in the BIOS, and must be disabled before instillation.

Other Thoughts: 1st 290 was RMA, 2nd works as advertised, and received overnight shipment on new card.
Note there is a New BIOS available from Sapphire, but you must not select any OS to see the new bios download link. With most off the shelf systems unequipped with a 750+ W power supply, DO NOT SKIP on an off-brad power supply, adds to the cost.

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  • Virinder N.
  • 11/23/2013 12:07:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsupdate on card after 3 weeks

Pros: i am very satisfied with this card especially given the performance with the price. Able to play BF4, Ghosts, Arma3, Batman, and COH2 on max/ultra settings with no issues after cleaning up the previous gpu drivers. I highly recommend that you use something other than Catalyst to manage the performance of this card due to the fact you can not set the MIN FAN speed which will cause the card to hit its temp limit and throttle back. Ive played BF4 at 1080p for a few hrs and the max temp reached was 86c with fan set to MIN speed 49%. you could set the fan to a higher speed to keep the card cooler under load. use MSI afterburner/HIS Iturbo to manage fan speed. fan noise is not a issue when playing games.

Cons: Catalyst only allows you to set the max fan speed which i think is useless. this lets the card get hot and then throttle back in performance. Use MSI afterburner or HIS Iturbo to set a higher MIN fan speed so the card does not hit its temp limit and throttle back while playing games.

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  • Daniel E.
  • 11/22/2013 1:45:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUpdate on card - Gets too hot

Pros: Very fast, overclocks well.

Cons: This video card gets too hot, even at non-overclocked speed.

If you can, wait for Sapphire to bring out a better cooler, as they normally do after a period of time after initial release.

Other Thoughts: I do not want to give people a negative feeling about this card, it has great potential.

Unfortunately, the cooler does not perform well. I have turned down some of the eye candy and it eventually still gets too hot.

I have maximum fan speed set to 100% for both non-overclock and overclocked.The fan has NEVER reached 100% and the card gets too hot. This causes the game to run choppy. I keep a running graph using AIDA64, and sometimes use GPU-Z to keep an eye on clocks, temperature and so on.

The primary game I play is World of Tanks. I did not know this game was so demanding, yet it is with all eye candy turned up, and I can't turn up everything unless I overclock my R9 290 and Intel i5 3570K.

Tomshardware had a review [Replacing the Reference Cooler with Arctic's Accelero Xtreme III], and it did very well, even though it is not made for the R9 290 or X and is missing some proper heat sinks at this time. I hope they make a few changes to the Accelero Xtreme III because I will replace this reference cooler.

Tomshardware went so far as to look into claims of replacing the thermal compound on the GPU, this is the title if you want to look it up:

Tuning Radeon R9 290X: Replace The Thermal Paste For More Efficiency

For 2 or 3 hours the card runs well. I you have a weekend or holiday when you want to game more, the reference card simply gets too hot in a GPU demanding game.

My room temperature is about 68 to 72 degrees F this time of year [mid November]. I also have a case with great cooling, a Cooler Master HAF 922 with three 200mm fans, plus the two 140mm fans. So, case cooling is very good.

This upsets me because when I spend $400 for a video card I expect a company to get the least expensive component on the card right.

This is an updated review to give a heads-up to anyone purchasing a R9 290 from any company, even though I purchased this Sapphire, they all use AMD's reference cooler.

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  • Matthew P.
  • 11/20/2013 5:22:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStellar performance. No issues to date.

Pros: Smells like a new car.
Not noticeably louder than my GTX 570.

Cons: It being a reference card is about all I can think of. ARCTIC's Accelero Xtreme III should be arriving tomorrow.

Other Thoughts: Coming from a GTX 570; it crapped out after 2 years. I've only had the R9-290 installed for a few hours now. Ran it through some Heaven Benchmark 4.0. Performed as advertised.

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