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Sapphire - Radeon R9 290 4 GB Tri-X OC Video Card

( 4.8 Average / 8 Ratings )




Part #



Black / Orange


PCI-Express x16


Radeon R9 290

Memory Size

4 GB

Memory Type


Core Clock

1 GHz


250 W



SLI Support


CrossFire Support

4-way CrossFire


305 mm / 12.008"

DVI-D Dual-Link






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Price History (Excluding Tax) History:


rnaplus 39 points 49 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.

arcana 34 points 46 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.

Dam5968 87 points 43 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.

Fault_Line 7 points 38 months ago
from completed build K0SM0S ver 3.0

390 has higher, clocks and bandwidth, and lower TDP. Still I'm really happy with this 290, loses a star because power usage.

capdauntless 9 points 32 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.

p_nlsn 21 points 25 months ago
from completed build The Ultimate Budget Gaming Build

One word... SEXY

Looks amazing. Great for the price, runs most games excellent

Skylord_Milkyway 18 points 23 months ago
from completed build Amdormion 2.0 - AMD Ryzen 7 build

Awesome GPU, especially if you can get it on the cheap used.

WhoIsGonzo 8 points 11 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.