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SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 290 DirectX 11.2 100362SR 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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  • 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5
  • Boost Clock 947MHz
  • 2 x DVI-D 1 x HDMI 1 x DisplayPort
  • 2560 Stream Processors
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16

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R9 290X 4G D5

The SAPPHIRE R9 290X based on the latest Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture from AMD, the card is being heralded as the ultimate GPU for a new era in PC gaming. Also delivers breathtaking performance while pushing the boundaries of audio and visual realism for gamers who demand the best.

Introducing AMD LiquidVR

LiquidVR™ is an AMD initiative dedicated to making VR as comfortable and realistic as possible by creating and maintaining what's known as "presence" — a state of immersive awareness where situations, objects, or characters within the virtual world seem "real." Guided by close collaboration with key technology partners in the ecosystem, LiquidVR™ uses AMD's GPU software and hardware sub-systems to tackle the common issues and pitfalls of achieving presence, such as reducing motion-to-photon latency to less than 10 milliseconds. This is a crucial step in addressing the common discomforts, such as motion sickness, that may occur when you turn your head in a virtual world and it takes even a few milliseconds too long for a new perspective to be shown.

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AMD Freesync technology

R9 290X 4G D5 No stuttering. No tearing. Just gaming.

AMD FreeSync™ technology allows a compatible graphics card and monitor to dynamically change frame rates for the optimum display quality without tearing.

Industry-Standard Displayport

Freesync uses industry-standard displayport Adaptive-Sync Eliminates screen tearing without all the usual lag and latency

  • Synchronizes the refresh rate of a compatible monitor to the frame rate of your content, however much it varies
  • Monitor partners are validating with drivers from AMD now

DirectX® 12

R9 290X 4G D5

DirectX® 12 is a new, "console-like" graphics API from Microsoft® that empowers game developers with more direct and obvious control of PC hardware. This direct or "explicit" control better exposes the hardware resources of AMD Radeon™ GPUs to yield higher hardware throughput and, ultimately, more performance for users. To put it simply: much more efficient hardware through smarter software! At the discretion of a game developer, this superior efficiency can be spent on higher framerates, lower latency (VR), lower power consumption, better image quality, or some calculated balance of all four. In any scenario, gamers stand to benefit greatly from choosing AMD hardware to run their favorite DirectX® 12 game.

AMD Eyefinity Technology

Multidisplay technology for gaming, productivity and entertainment

R9 290X 4G D5

We are taking you beyond the boundaries of traditional PC displays. AMD Eyefinity 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).

Take your PC games to the next level of reality and immersion. Most modern games look great on three screens, and only AMD Radeon™ graphics offer you the ability to play across five screens for an eye-popping gaming experience. Other combinations and configurations with up to six screens work too.1 Create your dream display.

AMD Crossfire™

R9 290X 4G D5 Harness the power of multiple GPUs

AMD CrossFire™ technology is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. Unlocking game-dominating power, AMD CrossFire™ harnesses the power of two or more discrete graphics cards working in parallel to dramatically improve gaming performance.1 AMD CrossFire™ technology ready graphics cards fit practically every budget. With the flexibility to combine two, three or four GPUs, AMD CrossFire™ technology is the perfect solution for those who demand extreme performance.

Enhanced Unified Video Decoder 3 (UVD 3)

R9 290X 4G D5

Watch the hottest Blu-ray movies or other HD content at full 1080p (and beyond !) display resolution. Enjoy a feature rich video experience with enhanced Unified Video Decoder 3 (UVD 3), offloading the bulk of the video decoding tasks from the CPU to the GPU allowing for a cooler, quieter and more balanced system.

AMD TrueAudio

Your games now sound as good as they look

The expectations of gamers have never been higher. Graphics quality and processing speed have advanced rapidly, and the games of today are light years ahead of those from just a few years ago. But advancements in game audio have been more sporadic and less widely adopted.

Sound is a critically important part of the immersive experience for gamers and sound engineers are eager to advance their art, but they haven't enjoyed the same kind of attention that continually drives graphics improvements. Until now.

What it means for gamers

By leveraging AMD TrueAudio technology, game developers now have the ability to recreate acoustic environments with incredible fidelity, and to bring them to every gamer. With AMD technology inside all the most popular "next-generation" gaming platforms, including the PC, gamers across the entire industry will finally enjoy the best audio today's technology can offer.

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  • Devin M.
  • 11/26/2015 6:52:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs35 Days!

Pros: Was Great when it ran, all games were 90+ on ultra @ 1080p

Cons: Died in 35 days, really... Alot of people said the 90C was ok for this card to run at, just to be safe i put it on uber mode and underclocked a little so the card would run around 87 or lower on a normal day. Its been winter for a few weeks now and the card has had it even easier more around the 70s. In fact the funny part is it died during a netflix movie. Watching a movie on netflix and then poof just stopped working. Wasn't even gaming wth...

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  • James V.
  • 11/26/2015 5:31:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card for the money

Pros: 1. Plays modern games on ultra settings with playable frame rates.
2. No crossfire bridge needed.
3. Has AMDTrueaudio.

Cons: 1. Runs hot by design.
2. not much of an overclocker because of reference cooler

Other Thoughts: This card is not as loud as the reviews say. My Playstation 4 gets louder than this card.

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  • john C.
  • 11/23/2015 11:50:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat deal for what your getting

Pros: Great FPS in all my games at ULTRA settings. Note, my most fanciest game is Shadow of Mordor so go off of that i guess.If you look at benchmarks, it is only ever so slightly behind a 970. In some games it did better than the 970. You can get this for $200 with a rebate, that makes it a steal.

Cons: This is the stock AMD design, so it has the blower cooling system. (takes in air in case and exhausts out back). It works fine at cooling but can be loud for some if its really working. I hardly notice the thing running. Catalyst control center has a target temp range that you can adjust, which determines how aggressive your fan will be. You can also download afterburner if you want to get fancy

Other Thoughts: I am interested to see the long game. Never had sapphire/amd brand but their processors seem to be good.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/20/2015 5:05:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggswhat's not to love?

Pros: Fast
4gb memory
Bridge less
Smashes nearly every game on the market albeit newest titles or Nvidia optimized games.

Cons: Loud but then again what do you expect from a blower reference card?

Wasn't free bought mine from a Canadian site when the card was released spent 600$ a card own 2

Stupid Bitcoin farmers!

Other Thoughts: All the reviews I've read about it being "hot", is really thrown out of proportion I've managed to keep this card under 75C by going to CCC and setting the max temp to 72c and fan speed to 75% even under load playing fallout 4 both of my cards sit at 69-72C that's cooler than most newer nvidia cards. (Looking at you titan) if you can deal with the noise it's fine, if you can't get a pair of noise canceling headphones problem solved.

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  • William S.
  • 11/20/2015 9:19:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat value

Pros: Fast Card
Looks nice
Cheap!!! Bought for $219 before rebate
4gb of VRAM

Cons: Card is a bit noisy
Not the coolest running card

Other Thoughts: This card performs very well for the money. I got this on sale for a build at $219.99 and could not be happier. The card drives the AOC 1080p 144hz Freesync monitor and plays games all maxed out no problem (Of course not every game maintains 144hz properly but Freesync fixes that). The card is a bit warm even on Uber mode but this is easily remedied in the AMD control panel. We bumped the card to 60% max fan speed and dropped the temp range to 90 top which now the card sits in the low 80's while playing Skyrim maxed out. Overall the card is awesome but can be a bit noisy compared to aftermarket coolers. Its not as bad as people make it out to be but its still not silent.

Would I recommend? Yes, but only for a good price otherwise there are aftermarket variants available.

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  • Talor V.
  • 11/19/2015 4:04:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid GPU

Pros: Great Card for the money, DOES NOT run "everything" maxed out 60fps but does run a lot of games well over 60fps ultra, do not let people fool you by saying "maxes anything I throw at it at 60fps" or some other shenanigans , straight out of the box I can run almost every game 60fps+ on all high settings at 1080p some of which STILL has a stutter here and there (The Witcher 3 for example), was very much expected from a 2 year old or so card, the card is a beast but does not have very much leg room for over clocking and gets very hot from the get-go, for the money you can NOT complain because this card is comparable to a gtx 970 and saves you up to or more than $100.00

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: i7 6700k, 850 watt psu, 8GB ram and windows 10 make a great combo with this gpu I would highly recommend this Video Card to anyone! oh and card has Dx12 Support!!!!

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  • brett W.
  • 11/17/2015 10:06:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill a powerhouse

Pros: Had 2 of these in Xfire with custom waterblocks and they ripped everything I could throw at it. even a single card can eat up games no problem. Yes they run very hot and I now have a corsair g10 bracket with H60 AIO cooler. temps never get past 64c on both GPU and VRM.

Cons: It wasn't free

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  • Alden O.
  • 11/16/2015 8:56:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsButter smooth

Pros: Runs games butter smooth, have tried a multitude of titles with a large disparity in graphical demands.

With 8gb of Patriot ram and an AMD FX-8350 processor, I was able to run most, if not all of my games at 60+fps.

Cons: As mentioned in other reviews, this card's noise rivals a jet fighter. Do not buy if you live in a home with people who are extremely noise sensitive, or who like things like tv.

They will learn to hate you.

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  • darius d.
  • 11/13/2015 10:46:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNoisy but fast!

Pros: Price, when on sale. Great GPU. BF4, Fallout 4 and all my other games maxxed out to ultra! Great graphics!
Got mine earlier for $219.00 w/out rebate.

Cons: Noisy (fan above 50%) and runs hot (90c) even in my HAF 922. So I set my GPU fan (MSI Afterburner) to run at no more than 50% and the temps stayed at 75c. Any more increase in fan speed and everyone upstairs would hear it.

Other Thoughts: I replaced the reference cooler with artic extreme III bought on sale from another online vendor (A**Z*N) . A little tedious bit of work to install, but oh so worth it. Dropped my GPU temps from 90c to 50-60c, VRM 1 temps from 100c to 70c and VRM 2 from 70c to 50c. and best of all it is very quiet!!!

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  • Nicholas D.
  • 11/12/2015 4:17:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFast & Cheap

Pros: - Price (was $199 after rebate when I purchased it)
- Speed: Insanely fast for the money. It'll run every game on the market at 60fps on max settings if the rest of your hardware is somewhat up to date.
- Build Quality: Seems very solid, especially in comparison to my Sapphire HD 6970 that this replaces.

Cons: Fan: As others have mentioned, this card (like so many other AMD cards) gets wicked hot. It's a common characteristic of AMD in general. The card will shoot up to 85-90°C when doing any processing whatsoever, and the single fan will kick in to try to compensate. The user has two options: Let the card run hot, or go into your OverDrive settings and manually allow the card to run at a higher fan speed - I chose the latter, hoping to get more life out of my card.

Allowing the fan to run at 70% speed instead of 35% speed increases the volume significantly, but also cools the card by 10-15°C.

Other Thoughts: This card is solid, and unlike some others, I don't regret my purchase at all. I'll knock it down one star for the fan noise, but that's what you get for saving $100 on the card - If you want a quieter R9 290, spend the extra $$ and buy a card with multiple fans and a larger heat sink. This card is designed to pump out tons of power for the dollar, and it doesn't fail to deliver.

If you're worried about noise, plan on sticking your computer case out of the way where the fan won't be next to your ear, or plan on investing in a nice set of headphones (always a good idea for a better gaming experience).

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