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Sapphire Radeon R9 290X 4GB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card Battle Field 4 Game Edition 21226-00-50G


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  • 512-bit GDDR5
  • 2 x DVI-D
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x Display Port

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 4 x 9.8 inches ; 3.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00FZN2LO0
  • Item model number: 21226-00-50G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 24, 2013

Product Description

Sapphire Radeon R9 290X 4GB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card Battlefield 4 Game Edition

Customer Reviews

Now, this card does run hot, and I mean real McDonald's coffee hot.
REiiGN15
This would be perfect for water cooling.... Overall It's a powerful card that can handle almost any game at max settings.
Skivail
Benchmark charts show good GPU scaling in Crossfire mode, but all newer cards from the last year or two do this well.
Christopher Pike

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By REiiGN15 on November 13, 2013
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This was a bit much and Amazon was selling this higher than other places but I got and don't regret the purchase. I mainly play Battlefield 4 on PC and at 1080P it's just overkill it looks so good. Definitely have an advantage over people in that game with this card.

Now, this card does run hot, and I mean real McDonald's coffee hot. I installed MSI's Afterburner program because my Catalyst Control Center kept messing up and wouldn't increase the fan speed. So to cool it down you must boost the fan speed and around 90% it gets to 5200RPM and about 65 degrees on BF4 with 64 players.

This card can only get better with driver optimizations later down the road.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Skivail on December 31, 2013
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The R9 290x is a really powerful card at a pretty decent price point. However the power comes at the cost of serious fan noise and pretty high temps. The temps however are not a problem as the card it's self is made to withstand them. But you really do need a good case that can handle the heat. Now If you don't have a solid case the fan noise from this card is really gonna suck. Thankfully my case dose a pretty good job of cooling it off so the fan tends not to run full power, also my case is pretty good for sound damping so that helps too. This would be perfect for water cooling....

Overall
It's a powerful card that can handle almost any game at max settings. But the noise and the heat are less then desirable.
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13 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Pike on October 29, 2013
PC Specs for reference:

Intel i5 2500k @ 4.0ghz
2x Radeon 290X stock
Sound Blaster Z audio card
1000w Kingwin PSU
3x HDD's
2x SSD's
1x DVD+/-RW
4x case fans
LG 30" 2560x1600 LCD

PROS

This card has very low power consumption when idle. My PC power draw is typically 110-140watts when idle. This card has a generous chunk of VRAM (4GB) for higher resolution gaming. Installation is made easy for those setting up Crossfire configurations, as you no longer need bridge connector(s). The 290X is much cheaper than GTX Titan, at almost half the price as of this writing. Performance wise, the two cards trade blows in games. This is very impressive performance for the price. Benchmark charts show good GPU scaling in Crossfire mode, but all newer cards from the last year or two do this well.

Ultra settings on most games runs very well at 2560x1600. Some of the more demanding titles such as Metro Last Light and Crysis 3 run very well (60+fps avg.) on High Settings, but still fall under 60fps when maxed out.

BF4 runs great (mostly 65-175fps) on Ultra settings with two of these in Crossfire mode at 1600p resolution. One card will suffice for anyone running 1080p or lower. One card may be enough for lots of folks who are ok with 30+ fps even for the higher resolutions. I'm picky and prefer to stay at or above 60fps, so I had to get two.

The latest 3DMark benchmark stated that I ran the tests faster than 96% of all users tested. These are beasts!

CONS

AMD drivers for this card caused quite a headache for me over the weekend. I tried the ones included on the disc first.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Craig Borgman on December 31, 2013
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Outstanding as always!
If you buy anything other than a SAPPHIRE Radeon, you aren't getting the absolute best.
Perfect Performance Card!
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