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SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC 100361-2SR Radeon R9 290X 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 2816 Stream Processors
  • 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0
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The Radeon R9 290X, the AMD's new flagship GPU, offers the weapon of choice for gamers who demand the best. It's based on the new 28nm Hawaii GPU architecture and introduces the support for DirectX 11.2, capable of rendering reality-redefining imagery in the hottest titles. With a massive number of stream processors and a gigantic 4GB GDDR5 memory, this GPU delivers the performance you need for smooth gameplay at extreme settings. The new CrossFire technology allows you to build a multiple graphics card configuration without the use of interconnect bridges. With Ultra Resolution Gaming you will leave HD in the dust by gaming on displays much, much larger. A rich set of AMD innovative technologies are included, such as App Acceleration, AMD PowerTune, AMD ZeroCore, and AMD HD3D technology. With these technology advancements, you'll get more than one way to elevate your gaming experience.

This model boasts an enhanced engine clock of up to 1040MHz (1GHz for standard) for smoother gameplay, and Sapphire’s exclusive Tri-X cooling technology for effective and efficient cooling, even under extreme loads.

  • newegg SAPPHIRE Tri-X Cooling Technology Sapphire's exclusive triple-fan design pushes out the heat more efficiently than standard dual fans.
  • newegg Built for Crossfire The card features next generation CrossFire support for up to four graphics cards with no interconnect bridge required.
  • newegg Mantle There’s optimization, and then there’s Mantle. Games enabled with Mantle speak the language of GCN architecture to unlock revolutionary performance and image quality. It’s a game-changing innovation developed by AMD.
  • 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 (on supported games).
  • 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.
  • newegg AMD Stream Technology Accelerate the most demanding applications with AMD Stream technology and do more with your PC. AMD Stream Technology allows you to use the teraflops of compute power locked up in your graphics processor on tasks other than traditional graphics, such as video encoding, at which the graphics processor is many, many times faster than using the CPU alone.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
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  • YAN V.
  • 3/5/2015 1:27:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsMonstrocity Gigantor GODZILLA!!!

Pros: -Uber Power!
-Almost as powerful as 2x 760s in SLi. Sometimes more powerful.
-Every input you can imagine
-Destroys every game at maximum settings on 1080p

Cons: -Massive, Gigantic, Way TOO BIG!
-No, this is will not fit in your case most likely. Don't even dream about it.
-No, your power supply probably will not be powerful enough to run this card
-Raw, untamed power, at the expense of sheer size, power consumption and heat!

Other Thoughts: My Cooler Master CM690 cried for mercy... And it's a huge, heavy case which never had a problem fitting any monster card before. Remember the movie "Pacific Rim"? This card crawled out of that rift. It is coming to eat you...

I was barely able to jam the card in... Just barely.

Shame on you AMD. If you cannot match nVidia, don't try to do it at expense of size! Yes, you made a card that can match and beat equivalent nVidia cards. But at what expense? Is it really worth it?

My 600w Power Supply is running it, but I cannot hear it's silent screams and cries for mercy...

This is madness!

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  • Jayde M.
  • 3/5/2015 8:00:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Card

Pros: This card is super quiet compared to my old 4890! The three fans keep it super cool!!!! I absolutely love this card and wouldn't give it up. I barely even hear my computer now! I ran the Furmark stress test on it. At the one minute mark it was still at 67*C, at the two minute mark it was at 75*C and at the three minute mark it was only at 76*C!!!!!!! I am really shocked at how efficient the cooling is on this card!!

Cons: THIS THING IS HUGGGEEE! It barely fit into my case, and its about 3 inches longer than my motherboard. I didn't think it would fit because I have an open case (the Antec Skeleton). But I got it to fit after some finagling. The only thing is that the DVI ports are single-link, which I didn't realize. Had to go buy more new cords to get it to connect to my monitors. Because I have the Skeleton, the bright yellow-gold color is kind of annoying, but I am glad it just doesn't glow that color.


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  • Todd M.
  • 3/4/2015 9:52:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: This card is absolutely amazing. I got it for $320 on sale.
Stays below 50c in my antec 900 case.

Runs all my games without a stutter or problem, been great since the day it arrived, switched from His Iceq Radeon HD 7870 2gb. I've noticed a huge performance change.

Can run crysis 3 - 50-100FPS
BF4 - 60Fps
Call of duty advanced warfare- 60-120 FPS
Dying light - 40-60 FPS
Evolve - 60 FPS

Sytem specs:

Intel Core i5
12gb high performance ram
MSI Motherboard
sapphire r9 290x tri-x oc 4gb
Antec 900w psu
2 120gb ssd
1 3tb HD
8 fans, no water cooling
antec 900 case.

Cons: Not really a con. I knew the card wasn't going to fit into my case, made small adjustments.. works fine.

Other Thoughts: Will stick with sapphire/AMD from now on.

Apps = Intel

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  • Javier M.
  • 3/2/2015 1:52:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs290x Over 970 any Day.

Pros: Cheap, Fast, No problems what so ever. Cooler is a beast, I can use it to blow dry my hair. I got it for around $360

Cons: Runs hot. Not above 85c, the thermal paste smell was real till I broke it in. Blow drier is pretty loud.

Other Thoughts: I came from a Gtx970 I had multiple problems with. Gpu being low utilized gpu usage drops to zero and to top it off 3.5gb. I've made a mistake with that. Now with this car I have no problems what so ever, I should have stayed with AMD for the first place. For anyone who doesn't know AMD cards were made to be ran at these types of temps.

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  • Justin S.
  • 3/1/2015 9:11:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPlays Minecraft well!

Pros: Plays Minecraft very well, I highly recommend.

It does play Minecraft well and many other games.

Cons: AMD AM3+ 700 series chipsets do not agree with this card, but its not the cards fault. The motherboards do not agree with high end cards at all.

Other Thoughts: This card is actually amazing just make sure you have a good chipset.

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  • Liza O.
  • 2/22/2015 7:44:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs880G Chipset users Beware

Pros: -Beautiful
-Delivers promised performance in all games I run(StarCraft 2, FFXIV, Diablo 3, Heroes of the Storm, Skyrim +80 mobs + 4k textures)
-Quiet on auto speed fan management
-Doesn't break 55c with Skyrim + mods

Cons: -Incompatible with my motherboard M4A88TD-EVO 880G chipset(or so the internet forums say)
-Hardlocks system at random

Other Thoughts: I tried a few of the fixes recommended by other 880G chipset users, one of which to overclock the PCI-E bus to the maximum(150). This fix was the only one to allow the card to function for longer than 15 minutes.
I've since ordered a new z97 motherboard and i5 CPU which I'm hoping resolves these issues. If not, I'll be returning the product for these defects.

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  • Kenneth G.
  • 2/21/2015 4:39:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggshelpful information

Pros: price/performance is great... stock cooler looks good. Haven't received yet so cant say much.

Cons: (tampering with heatsink could void warrenty) if you plan on OCING any r9 290 or 290x or any of the highest end cards i suggest using a nzxt kraken bracket with compatible water cooler and vrm/vram heatsinks or adding it to a custom loop... it is also a good idea to test card for a couple weeks to make sure its reliable and then replace the stock TIM(Prolamatech pk-3,Arctic mx-4, Tuniq TX-4) and Thermal Pads(Only use Fujipoly).. Companies tend to go cheap with this stuff. I have received GPUS in the past and the TIM has been almost completely dry. this is probably the issue some people have when a gpu only last a couple to few months.

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  • Kenneth C.
  • 2/20/2015 3:07:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat card great price

Pros: The Card looks great, Packaged very well for shipping would not be worried about damage in shipping. it came with a molex to 8 and 6 pin wire so that was nice.

Cons: heat it came with a HDMI cable thanks but the cable is quite short...

Other Thoughts: great card runs BF4 in 1080 no problem on ultra was also able to up scale and still get good performance. its a very solid card sure it may get hot and use a little more power than other cards. but it also dose more than some other cards at a lower price. AMD did a great job with this card Sapphire just did an even better job at cooling it.

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  • Ronald J.
  • 2/17/2015 5:39:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card IMO

Pros: Quiet and very fast.

Cons: Takes up a lot of room in your case. If you want it check your case size. Plus think about where your internal drives are in relationship to this card. Cool PC components means better running PC.

Other Thoughts: I would have loved to gotten it for the price it is now. I paid 389.00 but have no regrets. I am a Sapphire and Radeon fan AMD not so much. Keep your PC cool and please do not go cheap on power supply.

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  • Jordan Y.
  • 2/10/2015 5:38:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Card!!!

Pros: I got this card last week and installed it and man i definitely do not regret buying this! I had no idea not cheaping out on a card could be so beneficial but this card proves it. I can now go into a lobby in a game i used to lag alot in due to textures and such and not lag at all. Bench marks are making this card look great as well with many of the demanding games being so easy to play now. I highly recommend this card if you are looking for a not so high price point but also some more power to your system. You will not be dissappointed! Sapphire was smart to add 3 fans to such a powerful card as my card does not get very loud at all and stays very cool.

Cons: The only true con about this is the size. Now i didnt have much of a rough time getting this in my AZZA case but I HIGHLY recommend you check your case size so that you know for sure this card can fit in your case. If your still not sure you could always use the site pcpartpicker and just find your case and see if it fits it ( trust me this site is a life saver use it wisely).

Other Thoughts: Make sure you have a nice processor to back up this graphics card as well it helps a ton! Don't cheap out on the processor or else you may end up not getting the high performance that you should be getting. 6 core is good but you may as well get an 8 core clocked at a nice speed and go from there. Not sure how anybody is getting a card as "dead on arrival" because anytime i have bought parts non have ever been like that so i think most of that has to do with the customer his or herself doing something wrong. Just make sure you triple check that everything is connected properly and such before you power up your system.

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