AMD Radeon R9 290
The Radeon R9 290 is the non-X version of the company's flagship GPU, offering the greatest bang for your buck if you are looking for a top performing, high-end GPU. It features 4GB GDDR5 of RAM and 512-bit bus for 320GB/s of bandwidth. The I/O panel includes a pair of dual DL-DVI connectors, an HDMI 1.4a port and a DisplayPort 1.2 socket. The R9 290 supports a max resolution of 2560x1600 on up to three monitors as well as Ultra HD (also known as 4K) over both HDMI 1.4b and DisplayPort 1.2.
Software voltage control possible.
Native, full-size HDMI and DisplayPort.
Improved multi-monitor output.
4 GB video memory.
Support for AMD TrueAudio.
Even better value than R9 290X.
Overclocks reasonably well.
Flexible Output Options.
Louder Than a GTX 780.
High power consumption.
No analog VGA outputs (DVI adapters do not work).
No bundled games.
By TechSpot on November 05, 2013
It's worth noting that thermals have always been an issue for high-end GPUs, so this is nothing new nor is it something that should scare a PC enthusiast. We eagerly await upgraded cooling solutions from board partners, and that's bound to happen sooner rather than later because if any card can get away with charging for extras, it's one that already costs $400.95
By PC Mag on February 15, 2014
The AMD Radeon R9 290 offers virtually the same features and performance of higher-end graphics cards for much less...90
By X-bit Labs on February 03, 2014
According to our today’s tests and judging by the recommended prices, the AMD Radeon R9 290 seems to be a more attractive buy than the top-end Radeon R9 290X. Being a mere 7% slower, the R9 290 is supposed to be 27% cheaper than its cousin....-
By EuroGamer on December 16, 2013
The R9 290 comes highly recommended as a shrewd shortcut to the world of high-end GPUs. Slap on a water cooler, or wait for a customised third-party version with a superior heatsink and fan configuration, and we could be looking at an irresistible proposition.-
By Tom's Hardware on November 17, 2013
Arctic's Accelero Xtreme III does exactly what it's supposed to do: it cools. But it does that job so effectively and quietly that you end up wondering if AMD's Radeon R9 290 is even the same card in your PC. We'd like Arctic to...-
By PC Gamer on November 12, 2013
A staggeringly quick graphics card with an unbeatable price tag. It may still get pretty toasty but it’s quieter than the 290X and performs just as...95
By InsideHW on November 11, 2013
AMD's announcement of Radeon R9 290X made a really good impression on the public. Most of excitement wasn't due to performance, which is great, nor due to acoustic and thermal characteristic that aren't really that good. So, what makes this...-
By Bright Side of News on November 08, 2013
Now, when you take all of those performance numbers into consideration, it seems like the R9 290 is a pretty good card that runs a bit hot, but still has potential. Now, when you take the $399 price into account, you begin to realize that this card...-
By Computer Shopper on November 06, 2013
AMD’s $399 Radeon R9 290 is the best value in a high-end graphics card to come along in years, but at stock speeds with the reference cooler and fan, it’s also the loudest card we can remember testing....80
By TechPowerUp on November 05, 2013
AMD is selling their R9 290 reference design for just $399, a cool $150 cheaper than the R9 290X and just a little bit slower. NVIDIA's GTX 780, which has seen a price drop down to $500 last week suddenly looks really expensive, but it does run cooler and quieter; not sure if that's worth the extra $100. Right now, the R9 290 has the best...94