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SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC 100362-2SR Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card

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  • AMD CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology for R9 290 Series
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The Radeon R9 290, 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 massive number of Stream Processors and gigantic 4GB GDDR5 memory, this GPU delivers the performance you need for smooth gameplay at extreme setting. The new CrossFire technology allows you to build multiple graphics cards 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 is factory overclocked for smoother gameplay, and comes equipped with triple cooling fan for reliability in demanding load level.

  • newegg Built for Crossfire The card features the 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. (Application support is required.)
  • newegg See More, Win More! The card is capable to turn your computer into a super gaming machine. Enjoy the latest 3D games with stunning graphics and effects that your enemies cannot match! Get an immersive experience with AMD Eyefinity! Expand your game across up to four displays while your opponents have one monitor. Along with all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation, and brand-new display configurations, take the unfair advantage over your opponent and win more with the surround sight.
  • newegg More Graphics, Less Power! The new architecture of the card gets more usable processing power for your money, enabling better frame rates in the latest games at high resolutions. In addition, with AMD ZeroCore Power and AMD PowerTune technologies, you can optimize the balance between performance and power consumption of your system by adjusting the engine clock during runtime of the card. Manage the power and keep your wallet loaded!
  • newegg AMD App Acceleration Improve performance of everyday tasks such as Web browsing, office applications, and video rendering.

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


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  • John H.
  • 10/27/2014 6:45:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied after 2 months

Pros: Runs quiet and can run most current games on Ultra settings

Cons: The card died after 2 months. I turned my pc one day and nothing showed up. I checked everything and the card just died. I have noticed that a lot of people have had this issue.

Other Thoughts: This is a great card when it works but I would suggest that you find something else until they fix whatever is causing the high failure rate.

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  • Tom L.
  • 10/21/2014 5:28:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: * Not DOA
* Fast

Cons: * Very long card! I have a large tower, and still had to cut out a harddrive bay to fit this thing

Other Thoughts: Just replaced a 6870.

Playing World of Tanks, with all video settings maxed out, 1920x1080, went from 30~40 fps to 60~70

Very happy.

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  • Zach S.
  • 10/16/2014 8:58:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsR9 290x

Pros: Blazing fast, runs cool (haven't seen it go over 70c under full load). Lots of RAM! Super quiet. I'm liquid cooled so my case is basically silent and after adding this it stayed that way. I'm usually an XFX customer but I went with this and I'm nowhere near disappointed. This is a great Graphics Processor. All the benchmarks on YouTube, ect... are accurate.

Cons: Long. Almost 12''. Make sure you have the case room.

Other Thoughts: I haven't had it long but for the time being its been a great addition to my rig.

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  • Daniel O.
  • 10/14/2014 12:16:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNice card while it works

Pros: Nice Card, works great while it works

Cons: Bought 4 of these cards. Despite the claims that you can use up to 4 cards in one crossfire configuration, you can't fit 4 of these cards side by side. The fans on one card lock up hitting the components on its neighboring card.

Had to buy a bigger case with PCI riser cables to make it work. I realize this is an uncommon situation, but in the off event someone else tries to do this, i figure it was worth mentioning

2 days after running these cards, one of them gave out and I got a black screen. (NOTE: this was one of the cards connected directly to the motherboard, no riser cable). Hoping this was just a fluke

These cards get HOT... make sure you have adequate ventilation

Not really sure what to do at this point but i'm considering returning these cards for the MSI equivalent

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  • Douglas D.
  • 10/13/2014 10:38:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBlack screen fix

Pros: Stays super cool
I like silence and this is an extremely quiet card
Handles all my games, coming from crossfire 6970's, it is faster than both cards by quite a bit.
I would give it 5 stars but the black screen issues appears to be the cards fault.

Cons: Had the famous black screen issues mostly in 2D while surfing. Upping the voltage on the card a bit solved most but not all of the black screens.

Other Thoughts: I finally got around to contacting Sapphire about the black screen problems. After trying a few things they sent me new BIOS to flash the card with. The most current atiflash I could find on the internet wouldn't recognize the card. They sent me a version of atiflash too, though don't know which version it is. After flashing the card it has been 4 days and no black screens after setting the voltage back to normal. I would have had several by now. Looks like the BIOS update solved the problem.

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  • Justin K.
  • 10/11/2014 8:59:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorked Like A Charm For Months

Pros: -Keeps it far under the reference 95C, usually maxes around 77C, but that is only at about 38% fans. Set up a Custom Fan Profile, and you can keep this card cooler than almost all other competition.
-Very Hardy, has been in 3 computers, worked perfect in them all.
-Plays almost all modern games 60+, matches or beats a 780 in performance.

Cons: -No Backplate, but it isn't the highest end model, so that is expected
-A little on the long side, a tad over 12 inches, other 290's are shorter if that is the issue.
-Beware: had tons of low fps issues when paired with a 990fx and an 8350, no matter the driver, mobo, or bios) Was never the cards fault though, since it runs perfect with this Z97 and i7

Other Thoughts: I bought this in Feb 2014 in the mining rush for $575, but man was it worth it. This card is among the original batch of cards.
1080p benchmarks
Plays BF4 on Mantle between 70-110 fps on average with my 4790k. (if it can play BF4 60+, runs just about all else)
Borderlands 2 maxed out with physx off, 100-180fps i kid you not
Valley extreme: 59.5fps
Heaven extreme: 53fps
I could go on forever, but plain and simple, I have had
-no black screens
-no BSOD's
-no artifacting
-no heat troubles, even when in a case with a 75C i7
So I would be wary of what you hear others say about this card in terms of issues. Everyone RMA's too eraly before fixing software issues themselves... most of the time it isn't the card

Be wary, Gigabyte and Asus cars are hot and artifacting, and Powercolor's PCS+ has had some bad bios shipped with the cards.

I would trust this or the Sapphire Vapor-X over the competition.
You also only need a good quality 650w, (make sure it has at least 600w on the +12v rail) the specifications are just exaggerated

It also has some OC headroom. I can get mine stable around 1175/1450, and at that it matches a 780ti, but I just keep mine stock to extend its life.
The 970 now beats this card, so only worth getting if you want another 290 or you can get it for at lest $50 cheaper than a 970.
At $299 now, I might just get another.

Sidenote: don't be swayed by Nvidia's reveiws of the 770/780, they are not better than this card, and even though those cards have hundreds of 5 star reviews, most of those reviewers are simple minded and write 2 sentence reviews about the card.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/10/2014 10:45:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOne of the best cards for price!

Pros: This card is amazing, I've thrown almost everything at this with very little issues at all. I believe my slow RAM is holding this card back but this thing is a beast.

Cons: I will update this review when I get new RAM to give a final score on it, bur so far it is amazing!

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  • Michael L.
  • 10/6/2014 7:55:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDefinitely worth it

Pros: Plays anything you can throw at it these days at amazing FPS if paired with a good CPU/RAM. The Tri-X fans do their job of keeping the card cool. If I recall the temp limits on the ref cards were around 90 Celcius, but with this cooler I haven't gone above 70-75. My first Sapphire card, they've done a great job, would buy again

Cons: Size may be for some (not me), this card is a whopper.
Apparently has slight driver incompatibilities with my mobo, but it hasn't caused much issue otherwise.

Other Thoughts: Great price, great power, great buy! Might pick up a second one, but if I hold off, I'll be getting the top tier card of the next gen from Sapphire as well.

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  • Blake R.
  • 9/26/2014 9:08:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for 4k

Pros: Excellent Speed
Thief with almost highest settings at over 40 fps

Cons: Arch Linux performance with open source driver at 4k leaves significant room for improvement.

Other Thoughts: RMA'd, but it may have been my fault since at first I thought the dual power ports were to allow two ways to provide power for the graphics card (I'm a software developer, not a professional overclocker).

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4 out of 5 eggsBest Card Ever

Pros: -Runs everything on Extreme
-Looks good :P
-Runs multiple Monitors no problem
-Price
-It's big, for me, the bigger the better :P Looks way more sturdy then a 12cm card
-Quite for my liking

Cons: -It does run a bit hot so you need good airflow for cooling, averages around 80C max when playing sniper elite 3 MAXED out. Only reason I took out one egg.

Other Thoughts: This card is wicked sick much recommend. No need to get ripped off from NVidia because of there over priced Video Cards. get this and invest on a cooling device :P

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