Radeon R9 290
Effective Memory Clock
Black / Orange
- 4-way CrossFire Capable
- 3-way CrossFire Capable
- 2-way CrossFire Capable
Expansion Slot Width
2 PCIe 8-pin
- 87 points
- 55 months ago
from completed build Ben Grimm
I love this card, can't say enough good things about it. The best one I've ever had and it was under $300.
- 39 points
- 61 months ago
from completed build Silencio (mATX)
This card hardly breaks a sweat on whatever game I throw at it! I'm currently gaming at 1900 x 1200 at 60 Hz, and the GPU has yet to kick its fan above ~55%. It's making me want to upgrade my monitor sooner.
- 35 points
- 58 months ago
from completed build Vulpes Vulpes
I can max out (or get pretty close) almost every game at 1080p60, and it only cost me a bit over 200. Here's my 3dmark result from a bit ago. I think I'd do a bit better since my case has better cooling now, but the difference shouldn't matter that much.
- 23 points
- 36 months ago
from completed build The Ultimate Budget Gaming Build
One word... SEXY
Looks amazing. Great for the price, runs most games excellent
- 18 points
- 35 months ago
from completed build Amdormion 2.0 - AMD Ryzen 7 build
Awesome GPU, especially if you can get it on the cheap used.
- 9 points
- 44 months ago
from completed build CAPSUPREME 1.6X UPDATE 12/09/2016
The R9 290 needs a huge cooler and this card does not disappoint. With a 1000MHz clock it stays at a relatively cool 65 to 70 degrees C.
- 9 points
- 22 months ago
from completed build Beast Mode: A PC Gaming Journey
This card just so happened to be the card used in the build I was following for the most part, honestly had no idea I was joining Team Red at the time or that there was even a rivalry going on between Nvidea and AMD. I just knew this card was reasonably priced and had good reviews plus it looked cool. Either way I've been incredibly happy with the purchase, the card is a beast and probably the best AIB R9 290 in my opinion. Temperatures are good considering, usually sits around 70-74 F when gaming. Down the road I added a second I bought used off Ebay and since then when crossfire is supported and working they run anything on Ultra 1080p 60+ fps. However the recent purchase of my 1440p monitor has them starting to show their age. As now I have to fiddle and lower setting for newer games to run well. Definitely feel an upgrade coming along in the next couple years when the time is right.