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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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  • Jeffrey G.
  • 7/20/2014 12:39:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggslong, beautiful, powerhouse

Pros: price, performance, looks great, ventilation, free game downloads with purchase, a no brainer

Cons: LENGTH, its a bit long, a little shorter it would fit in most cases without any modification, I had to buy a new case, and pull hard drive bay to get clearance, 10mm shorter and no problem even with my old case. Two run two cards you have to do some planning with wires and drive bays. I fit mine is a 40$ mid tower though, woot!

Other Thoughts: sli installation instruction would be nice

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  • James D.
  • 7/19/2014 11:28:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs1 Month Review

Pros: + Obviously Fast Card. I run a 1440p monitor on ultra settings and it breezes through Wildstar (newest game I'm currently playing)
+ Excellent future since more people are going past 1080p and the 4GB memory on the card really shines
+ Under Max load card gets to 75 degrees C. My case does NOT have good airflow being in a corner
+ After various read reviews, the price per performance is unmatched in this catergory

Cons: + With 3 fans the card is long. Not necessarily a Con for me since I have a full tower with ample room but if you are concerned measure before you buy!

Other Thoughts: I was hesitant buying an AMD card since I have always been an NVIDIA guy. However, after all the positive reviews I decided to pull the trigger and I couldn't be happier. You will here NVIDIA fan boys (or people who are afraid of change) scream AMD is worthless, that the cards run hot and are slow. However, I feel with the R9 AMD really stepped up it's game and provided the basis for companies such as Sapphire to tweak the card until it's unbeatable. If there is one thing you take away about this card it is the Performance vs the Price is unbeatable for this tier of card.

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  • Jean-Francois G.
  • 7/13/2014 10:19:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsOnce you go black, you never go back!

Pros: 1- The card looks amazing.

Cons: 1- The heat. Actually could be an advantage in the winter...
2- The support from AMD and Sapphire is inexistant. I have a defective product, you should be running after me and begging me to pay the shipping for the RMA. I am the master of my wallet, and I decide if it's worth buying another of your product, and if I have to pay everytime you miss your shot, then I'm gonna go elsewhere.
3- The black screens and freeze. Tried on 2 different mobos, with 2 different power supplies, with different memory sticks, different cpu. Tried everything...

Other Thoughts: I don't know where to start. I wanted to love this card, but I can't. I read the reviews before buying the card, because that's what I do when buying a 400$+ dollar card, and I told myself that the card couldn't be that bad.

If you don't know the feeling, it's similar to having a ferrari you can't drive. It's hard to have such a nice looking card and not be prententious about it. Then, in front of 5 people, during something as INTENSIVE as a powerpoint presentation, it freezes.

1 of 2 cards is defective. Hope you will be lucky if you are buying this card.

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  • Alexandre J.
  • 7/12/2014 7:03:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo not buy!

Pros: Good perfomance
Good temperature

Cons: Blackscreen
Blackscreen
Blackscreen
Before buying this card chek the blackscreen issues. It's been a long time and amd won't do anything. They do know about the problem but it's money maker..
Do not buy,plus drivers always a mess to instal my card didn't with a driver cd.
I'll probably RMA the card and get an nvidia.

Other Thoughts: If you really want to buy that card, prepare yourself for RMA

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  • Tyronne G.
  • 7/10/2014 10:16:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsNo Hiccups

Pros: Great Card, Runs 35degrees on idle and never goes above 65degrees on full Load. Runs Ultra on all my games, rarely goes below 50fps on most games. 512-bit. Fan noise is ok, need to adjust in MSI Afterburner.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: needs more than 650watt PSU.

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  • Kyle H.
  • 6/22/2014 9:55:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth Every Penny

Pros: Runs Cool- at 72C avg temp
Quiet -My Hyper 212 is louder than this card
Got lucky with the Hynix memory but I haven't overclocked it yet as I wanted to test it out for at least a month before reviewing it.
With beta driver 14.6 I haven't seen any throttling while playing any game using Afterburner/RT to monitor this.
Can max out every game I own at 1200p My next purchase will be a 27" 1440p monitor because of how good this card is.
Stock clocks are 1000/1300

Cons: Takes up just over 2 slots. If I wanted to Xfire another I would have to move my PSU to the top of my case and I have double spacing on my pcie slots.
Long- I had already removed the gpu fan shroud from my case for my previous card a gigabyte 7870, but this card has about an inch of space before its touches the HDD bays. However I knew this when purchasing.
Power-You need a beefy psu I'd say at least 600w
Heavy-It may sag but as long as you use a screw or two on the input slot you'll be fine.
I knew all of these thing when purchasing and don't believe they equal knocking off an egg. Especially when your buying a high end $400+ component

Other Thoughts: Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue
EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750 B 80 PLUS BRONZE
ASRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3
I5 2500k @ 4.5 1.33v CM Hyper 212
GSkill Sniper Series 8GB 1866
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 60GB
Western Digital WD Green 2TBx2
Gateway FHD2400 1920x1200

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  • MARTIN F.
  • 6/20/2014 11:14:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Out of the Box

Pros: The card looks great, performs great, and stays quiet. The R9 290 overclocks relatively well, but I didn't get so lucky with my card. At the price I bought it, this card was a steal since the bitcoin mining craze is over. Unless you are overclocking this card uses less than 200W on full gaming load.

Cons: Card can get pretty loud when overclocking, but that's to be expected I guess. As the fans ramp up, the fan sends heavy vibrations throughout the shroud and hits the heatsink at high frequencies causing an unbearable highspeed clicking noise. It can be fixed by modding the fans with rubber silencers, though. Note that this a design flaw, and every R9 290 tri-x will have this problem--and not just mine.

Other Thoughts: Great card, but the manufacturer didn't think of everything when making this card (e.g. vibration dampening). At $400+ I would expect more from Sapphire.

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  • Alfonso M.
  • 6/17/2014 10:18:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBest bang for the buck!

Pros: What can I say about this card- It's BEAUTIFUL the design on it makes it not only a sight for sore eyes for those with clear cases but also a nice little addition to those who build or are building their own PC. It's nice knowing that this card has three fans it actually reduces the amount of noise that the 290 and 290x are known for. The Tri-X can eat any game on Ultra with FXAA and AA settings on High as well. I've currently ran Day Z (Ultra), Battlefield 3 and 4 (Ultra), Rust (Ultra) and the Experience Index on my PC gives it a 7.9/7.9. I haven't ran scores on Unigine yet because I am currently trying to upgrade my Dual Intel Xeon 5100 Series processors and actually get an AMD Motherboard and processor (FX8350) So I will keep you updated on the score Unigine gives it. I actually got this card used on a competitor website for $350 so it is easily justifiable. I spent around 3 weeks of research trying to find the best card for the money and it came down to this card and the 780 Ti but in my opinion the R9 290 took home the bread

Cons: Kinda loud when you first install it...A little scary. Make sure you're running a 750w-1000w PSU that can handle the high speeds of the fans on the card. It is I believe a 12in Length GPU so make sure that you have enough room in your shell to put in.

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  • brian f.
  • 6/7/2014 12:27:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCrashing and more Crashing

Pros: They are less loud than reference R9 290's
Great packaging/ nice electrostatic sleeves

Cons: Spent over $1,200 for 2 of these cards and they are both duds. Horrible stability issues. After any amount of gpu load ceases the computer(s) will crash. The machine will not even post until I install a different manufacture's 290 (or any video card) is installed. Now I have to figure out this RMA process, and judging by the reviews I will most likely receive the same cards back after paying all the shipping as well. This is the last time I purchase a Sapphire graphics card.

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  • Blake O.
  • 6/2/2014 2:46:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggs3 year or lifetime warranty

Pros: Fast

Cons: If it were a 3 year or a lifetime warranty (MSI, Gigabyte, XFX...) Then I would have purchased it. 2 years is not enough future-proof comfort for me on already OC'd video cards.

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