Joined on 04/21/15
Great When it works
Pros: Powerful card. Ran pretty much everything i could throw at it at maximum graphics. Never noticed any real slowdown. Looked nice in the case. Not as loud as expecting given its size/
Cons: The card has the dreaded black screen video loss, which apparently effects the 290/290x series of cards, that i didn't learn about til after purchasing the card and using it. Card runs games usually for 30 minutes to an hour, then loses video. Ive spend many hours reading forums and trying different solutions to no help. I tried windows 7 and windows 8, almost all the latest amd drivers/beta drivers in different configurations, updated bios and chip sets, underclocked the card, carefuly watched card temperatures/ fan controls, tried in different machines, changed bios voltages, etc. You name it, i tried it. Nothing worked.
Overall Review: You just have to hope and get lucky that your card doesn't come with this defect. Its a solid card when working.