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

  • SAPPHIRE Tri-X Cooling Technology
  • AMD Mantle
  • AMD Eyefinity 2.0
  • 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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  • Alessandro E.
  • 9/10/2014 10:01:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFind another card

Pros: -stays relatively cool

Cons: -power hungry like no other
-cooler is extra long (full sized case required)
-black screens like no other
-loud

Other Thoughts: So basically this is worthless. The device constantly stops working in the middle of any function, desktop, gaming, rendering, hell going to sleep. It just gives you a black screen and there is no audio output until you hard reset the whole PC. I tried a fresh install of windows, drivers, beta drivers, fresh installs of games, underclocking, overvolting, connecting it to two power sources because apparently the cause was lack of voltage. It honestly is just a worthless buy. I have a $420 paperweight.

One time a hard reset (because it blackscreened) corrupted the entire hard drive to the point that windows couldn't be refreshed, repaired, or even scanned. I flat out had to wipe the drive and start new.

AVOID AT ALL COSTS. If you don't believe me google "R-9 290 blackscreen" the problems haven't been solved for over a year. I am exchanging for ASUS GTX 780 same price but reliable.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/7/2014 10:44:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMassive upgrade over Radeon HD 6850

Pros: I bought this card in May for a new build, and have had zero problems. The game card runs Arma 3 at very demanding settings (extreme view distance, etc) and still maintains frame rates about 30 FPS. For fluid gameplay (instead of screenshots *ahem*) I could probably turn the settings down and would not even notice. Every other game I own is not even a challenge for this card. Battlefield 3 runs at 1080p, max settings, with frame rates in the 90-100 range, I think.

Temperature and noise have not been a problem (max temp about 65C, I think), I use Trixx to set a custom fan profile. Also have had zero stability and driver issues after almost four months.

Cons: Sapphire should really work a little bit on Trixx. I know most people will probably use Afterburner, but some of us want to support Sapphire, and are frustrated that there is no recording of maximum/minimum temperature/fan speed/etc. This makes it difficult to find out how hot the card gets.

Other Thoughts: This is a big card, so do your research before buying. I don't like all the PCI express slot taking all that weight, so I take some of the pressure off with a string. Is that paranoid concern for the health of the card? I don't know, but it makes me feel better. :)

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  • CHRISTOPHER N.
  • 8/29/2014 6:40:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat cooling!

Pros: Cooler keeps it at around 39 idle, 45 under full load.
4GB of Vram is great for multiple monitors and high resolutions.
Can max out pretty much any game on the market at 1080p

Cons: Price is high.
Card is absolutely massive, if you have a small case don't even bother, it was about twice the size of my last GPU and left me an inch left in my fullsize case.

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  • Victor V.
  • 8/24/2014 8:30:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: When it worked it was good.

Cons: It stopped working after 3 months and I can not get a hold of Sapphire to resolve the issue. I have bought a lot from newegg and I hope the step up and make this right.

Other Thoughts: I have a 1000W power supply so it is not that. I have tried it in 2 different pci slots and even put it in my sons computer to make sure it was not the motherboard. I has stopped working and I am very disapointed.

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  • Alyssa L.
  • 8/21/2014 8:27:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Purchase

Pros: Card runs great. runs all the games I play on max settings, a solid fps and most surprising is how quiet it is while under a load.

Cons: Card is pretty big, even in my full size Cooler Master Tower i had just enough room for it and my cable management is pretty neat.

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  • BEAU A.
  • 8/19/2014 11:09:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: Really good card! Can run pretty much everything at max settings at 1080p. Who needs a $600+ card when you can get this bad boy? The only reason to maybe possibly pass this up on sale is if you play at 1440p or with 3D because, I'm not sure...but I feel like it would have 'some' problems playing some high end games on that.

Cons: I heard you should download the drivers online instead of from the disk? idk about this.

I took off an egg because I see they limited your "3 free choice of AMD gold games" to HAVING to get three particular games...
I mean, those games are great...but what if you already own one or more of them?? AMD NeverSettleForever had more choices to choose from, and some games that were cheaper than the games provided now so I don't see why they had to limit the games to those three...

Other Thoughts: Mine doesn't have a whine or whatever people are complaining about. I feel like this is just a certain percentage of these cards and you just have to cross your fingers if your buying (but noise isn't a big problem for me because my window AC masks pretty much everything)

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  • Nicholas S.
  • 8/17/2014 9:18:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSapphire is Still the Best

Pros: Temperatures stay very good, max 73 degrees playing BF4 for 3 hours
Cooler design is absolutely great, the best out of all other 290 cards, except Vapor-X but only by about 2 degrees on BF4.
BF4 played on ultra with a 1440p monitor, getting stable 70fps.

Cons: There aren't really any, it isn't the best, but it probably is the second best 290 card out of all other manufacturers

Other Thoughts: This card is very much worth it, the Vapor-x only runs about 2 degrees cooler than this one, which already runs very cool so there is not point in getting the Vapor. I would say this is easily the best card in AMD's line up for cost vs. performance. This even beats out the GTX 780.

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  • Daniel T.
  • 8/16/2014 10:46:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStay away

Pros: Works well when it actually works

Cons: Blackscreen like no tomorrow. 2 cards 2 black screens only a month into using them. Reading other reviews it seems my experience is way to common. Avoid this card

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/12/2014 3:34:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding GPU (for the price)

Pros: This GPU comes with 4GB of GDDR5, which for my one-monitor setup, proves to be overkill. The installation process of the card itself was fairly easy, however I had to make some room and move some cables around, because this thing is a mammoth of a card in length. After plugging back in all of the necessary cables to boot, I fired up my rig without a hitch. No black screen. I had gotten a non-faulty card. SCORRREE. From what I have seen, very few of these cards are actually faulty, and if they were, I'm sure NewEgg would take great measures to insure that you received a working card. I ran Tomb Raider at Ultimate settings, which gave me around a 54.4 FPS average. Phenomenal. The card stays fairly cool, and the fans make sure that it stays that way. Tomb Raider (on Ultimate settings) ran the card between 60-70 degrees Celsius. The fan speed never went above 40% for me, as it never needed to go higher. Have not yet had a problem with this GPU, and I would very much like it to stay this way. Also I have noticed that the card does not throttle. On a side note, make sure that you have a PSU of 650W or over. If you have a PSU >750W and you have a power-hungry CPU, you should most likely upgrade your PSU. That applies even to people who are doing major overclocking with this GPU as AMDs are known to be power-hungry.

Cons: No major cons, besides the size of the card which should fit in most to all Mid-towers. Card measures to about 11-12 inch. Also the driver cd that came with the GPU has a few outdated drivers, but in conclusion, the CD gets the job done.

Other Thoughts: I was very set on buying a Nvidia card as I was upgrading from a GTX 660 and I was very pleased with it's performance. However, when I realized that I could get an R9 290 for a cheaper price than some 770s, I knew that this would be the card I would buy. So for all of the undecided customers who would like to know whether to buy a Nvidia or AMD. A Nvidia card will load up 3D graphics better and be a greater card for rendering and GFX (mostly just work that involves loading and creating). An AMD card will provide better Gaming Performance and increased frame rate over Nvidia Cards. So in conclusion, if you are a hardcore gamer looking for a beefy, somewhat overkill card, then look no further. This is the card for you.

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  • Toby V.
  • 8/12/2014 2:57:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Card!!!!!

Pros: Card is quiet and runs anything you throw at it. I play a lot of BF4 on Ultra 1080p settings with 0 issues. Everything worked perfect out of the box. By far the best card you can buy for under 500 dollars. Left the fan controls on auto and the card has not heated up over 70C so the cooling works very well. 38% fan speed is the highest i have seen it go.

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: Card in extremely large but i knew that from other reviews. Had to take out 2 HDD expansion bays to be able to mount the card, but that is fine because i have no use for 6 HDD bays. Went with the Cooler Master Cosmos SE case with this build.

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