AMD Radeon R9 290X
The Radeon R9 290X is AMD's latest and most powerful GPU set to go head to head with Nvidia's GTX 780 and the GTX Titan, in spite of being offered at a lower price at launch. The R9 290X GPU core is clocked at 1000MHz and packs a 4GB frame buffer. The R9 290X sports a pair of dual DL-DVI connectors, an HDMI 1.4a port, a DisplayPort 1.2 socket and a dual BIOS switch, it supports a max resolution of 2560x1600 on up to three monitors as well as Ultra HD.
A genuine enthusiast-class card.
Huge array of features.
Lays solid claim to 'world's fastest consumer GPU' title.
Very competitive pricing.
Ideally suited to 2,560x1,440 gaming.
Software voltage control possible.
Native full-size HDMI and DisplayPort.
Improved multi-monitor output.
Support for AMD TrueAudio.
Low default memory clock.
Pumps out a lot of heat.
High power consumption.
No analog VGA outputs.
By TechSpot on October 24, 2013
There's something to appreciate in watching healthy competition between two seasoned rivals. If you've been eyeing the Titan, it seems about time to pull the trigger, whether you take advantage of pending price cuts or settle for the R9 290X now.95
By TechSpot on October 24, 2013
The GeForce GTX Titan blew us all away eight months ago with its mindblowingly fast GPU, cramming 7080 million transistors into a 561mm2 die to provide massive processing power and bandwidth. The catch, of course, was that Nvidia wanted (and still...95
By PC Mag on February 15, 2014
If you're in the market for a high-end single GPU card, the R9 290X is a great option. Just be prepared for the heat and noise when running it at full...80
By X-bit Labs on January 23, 2014
At the time of its announcement in October 2013 the AMD Radeon R9 290X made a worthy opponent to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 despite all the problems with noise and overheat. However, Nvidia was quick to react by cutting the price of its single-GPU...-
By Tom's Hardware UK on January 09, 2014
Clock Rates In A Closed Case Let's get straight to the point: do these cards maintain the clock rates that AMD uses in its marketing materials, or do they slowly bleed performance like the reference-cooled models? For the sake of monitoring, I...-
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 tbreak.ae on December 15, 2013
The AMD 290X definitely gives the GTX780 a run for its money and even beats the 780Ti in some benchmarks. Price wise the 290X is hovering around the $600 mark on Amazon compared to the $500 mark for the GTX780 which Nvidia has reduced in response to...83
By HardOCP on December 13, 2013
As you might be aware we have spent a lot of time AMD's new Radeon R9 290 and 290X GPUs lately. We have reviewed the R9 290X , we have reviewed the R9 290X in CrossFire , we have reviewed the R9 290 , we have reviewed the R9 290X under Windows 7 and...-
By Fudzilla on November 21, 2013
With the launch of the R9 290X and R9 290, AMD has caused a huge mess in the high-end market. It shook up Nvidia, introduced very disruptive pricing and brought a considerable performance leap compared to previous generation Tahiti parts. Nvidia's...-
By DigitalVersus on November 13, 2013
AMD reached its goal with the high-powered Radeon R9 290X: to rival the other high-end graphics cards. Just remember, the GPU requires a good deal of power and needs to be cooled down in order to perform at its best, which in turn produces a lot of...100