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 TechRadar on October 30, 2013
So AMD has finally done it: a really fast single-GPU card capable of matching, and often besting, a Titan. Game on.90
By PCGamer on October 24, 2013
A top quality card which, at its best, will take on any stock GPU and come out on top.91
By BitTech on October 24, 2013
Therefore, the market could very easily look rather different in two or three weeks, so the best option may well be to hold out a little while until everyone knows where they stand. However, the long story short is that if you're after a high performance single GPU card, the R9 290X 4GB is the best deal currently available.90
By TomsHardware on October 24, 2013
I’ll get more enthusiastic about the R9 290X if third-party designs start showing up with better cooling. Until then, it’d be downright negligent to not recognize this card’s class-leading performance at a price we paid for Radeon HD 7970 two years ago.90
By Hexus on October 24, 2013
We wait to see just how far partners push the R9 290X before passing final judgement on just how good the Hawaii architecture can be, but for the time being, AMD has a credible claim in saying that it has the world's fastest GPU.90
By TechPowerUp on October 24, 2013
A single R9 290X will comfortably take you through the latest titles, like Battlefield 4, at resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. Check out our R9 290X CrossFire review we also posted today if you need more.93
By AnandTech on October 24, 2013
How that will pan out remains to be seen, but as a product clearly intended to fill in the $250 gap between 290X and 280X while also making Hawaii a bit more affordable, we certainly have high expectations for its performance. And if nothing else we’d certainly expect it to further ratchet up the pressure on NVIDIA.-
By PCPer on October 24, 2013
It isn't perfect and the warts of noise, power, and heat will bother some. Still, users looking for a top performing single-GPU graphics card will find the R9 290X at the top of their list.100
By HotHardware on October 24, 2013
We’ve already seen NVIDIA react with price cuts on a couple of their mid-range parts in response to the R7 and lower-end R9 series of cards. But with the Radeon R9 290X hitting the scene, it appears NVIDIA’s going to have to make some moves at the high-end too.95