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AMD Radeon R9 290


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About this Product

GPU Architecture 28nm
API Support DirectX® 11.2, Mantle, OpenGL 4.3
PCE Express® Version 3.0
AMD PowerTune Technology Yes
4K Resolution Support Yes
DDMA Audio Yes
HDMI (With 4K, Stereo 3D, Deep Color & x.v.Color™) Yes
TrueAudio Technology Yes
AMD Eyefinity Technology (Maximum displays) 3 with DVI/HDMI, 4 using DisplayPort, 6 with an MST hub
Video Codec Engine (VCE) (with H.264, MPEG-4 ASP, MPEG-2, VC-1 & Blu-ray 3D) Yes
GPU Clock Speed Up to 947MHz
Memory Bandwidth Up to 320 GB/s
Memory Amount Up to 4GB GDDR5
Stream Processing Units Up to 2560
Required Power Supply Connectors 1 x 6-pin + 1 x 8-pin
AMD CrossFire® Support (Maximum number of GPUs and CrossFire Bridge Interconnect required) 4, no
Form Factor Full height, dual slot

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AMD Radeon R9 290 Reviews Rating: 60 out of 100 based on 3 ratings.

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AMD Radeon R9 290 Review ocaholic -- Jun 19 '14
AMD Radeon R9 290 Review Phoronix -- May 26 '14 on Nov 05 '13

"AMD’s R9 290 retains nearly all of what’s great about the R9 290X, and for a cheaper price. For that lower price you lose very little, only around 5-7.5% of the performance, while all the other..."

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Guru3D on Nov 06 '13

"Overall I am very impressed with the R9-290/290X cards that AMD brought to the table. And hey 6.2 Billion transistors baked at a 28nm fabrication is an accomplishment all by itself. The end-result..."

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Hardware.Info on Nov 05 '13

"Not even the most avid Nvidia fanboy can deny the outstanding value you get with the Radeon R9 290. There is a slight trade-off, however, and that's the noise level of the 290. AMD's GPU gets..."

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HardwareCanucks on Nov 05 '13

"Sometimes, being an early adopter isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Proud owners of the R9 290X will probably know exactly what we’re talking about since their new purchase has nearly been matched..."

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HardwareHeaven on Nov 06 '13

"A great mix of price and performance the R9 290 offers an ideal set of framerate figures in the latest games, including Battlefield 4 at Ultra Detail."

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