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ASUS Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC 1000MHZ 4GB 5.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCE-E Video Card

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ASUS Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC 1000MHZ 4GB 5.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCE-E Video Card
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Rating: 9.2/10
With 10 User Reviews
Joseph_M@NCIX
Rating:

Review Date: 03/21/15
Cons: None

Pros: Good price and performance. Crossfire will beat a Titan X.
Comment:
I picked up 2 of these cards on boxing day. For the price you cant go wrong. If you can afford two go for it. Crossfire will beat a Titan X. I get a 3dmark Firestrike score of 18000 on a 4790K.
Jellowiggler@NCIX
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Review Date: 03/05/15
Cons: -Can get loud at higher temps

Pros: -Great performance at a great price-As of spring 2015 it is the best bang for the buck card in the $300-400 range.
Comment:
Good card, nice cooler.Absolutely amazing at 1080p game with all the goodies turned on. Pretty good at 2560x 1440 too. If you want to go 4k though you'll need two of these (or a GTX 980) and an 850W+ power supply.It is not and overly huge card. It should fit in any mid tower case. Check the specs and measure if you have doubts.They recommend a really big power supply to cover for crappy no name models. If you have a good quality 500-550W you'd be fine. If you want to OC I'd have a decent 600W.(Overclock results: 1050gpu 1500ram (6000 effective)
Elronir@NCIX
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Review Date: 01/30/15
Cons: Huge cardMIR

Pros: Was only 259.99 with a 30 $ MIRVery powerful card, on par with a r9 290x
Comment:
This GPU is huge, make sure it can fit your computer case. Also it recommends a 700w psu, but a 600w will be enough. Play everything at full setting on a 1080p screen
jonathan.sauveo***********@NCIX
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Review Date: 01/09/15
Cons: Very loud over 75%fan speed

Pros: Good deal, dont crash, able OC even if already OC, fit medium tower.
Comment:
Bough it for 299.99$ which is the best card for the money at this time.I did replace from a HD 7870 and I can tell the difference.You can OC it to 1050, above than that give you black screen or buy a water cooling system.The card can hold very high temperature, no problem.I was about to buy the Saphire Tri-X but it won't fit in a medium tower. My case can hold up to 290mm, so the Asus was perfect for me (287mm)What I don't like:Its very loud when run over 75%. If you play big games like BF4, you better get a nice headset.
Michael_C@NCIX
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Review Date: 12/28/14
Cons: Even with the excellent cooling this card does get rather hot. Mine goes from 35-85C. Also, while I was promised a Civilization game, I have yet to receive the code for it, and it appears that this game has been removed from the "Gold Bundle". If you do your research here, you will find that others, that bought their cards from NCIX, have had the same experience.

Pros: In December of 2014, this card represents excellent bang for your buck. It performs very closely to a 290x and GTX 970 for considerably less money, when the rebates are factored in. On my i5-750 it plays pretty much everything I throw at it, at "Ultra" settings. I had a crossfire 5850 setup before and this blows it out of the water.
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I think this is an excellent card and it does get excellent reviews most everywhere that I have looked. It is both considerably cooler and faster than a reference card and has solid construction. It is a big card, and all pictures seem to belie this fact. At $279, with rebate, I think this is a better deal than a $380 GTX 970. You also get some pretty cool games with it too.
Ali_R@NCIX
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Review Date: 11/19/14
Cons: -Mine didn't OC much

Pros: -Nice backplate-Not much sag-Runs under 75C with 40% fan speed.
Comment:
Great card, stays cool and quiet. It is a 290 so it performance is a given. Great card that stays cool at 1GHz. Couldn't push further than 1GHZ by the way.
Danny_C@NCIX
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Review Date: 07/04/14
Cons: -card runs hot, but thats all 290s

Pros: -got at a discount, very good bang for the buck-plays everything well-better than stock cooler
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Was a great value and no problem so far, although my room does get a bit warm.
Anthony H@NCIX
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Review Date: 06/03/14
Cons: Fairly loud - Consumes alot of power - Fairy hot

Pros: EXCEPTIONAL performace - Matches the R9 290x in many games - Great price to performance ratio - Good cooler
Comment:
The Asus R9 290x Direct CU II edition is a blazing fast card which in some cases even performs as well as the 290x! Gaming wise, they're very close to one another. One of the best R9 290's out there that can stay relatively cool and quiet.
bonetrail@NCIX
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Review Date: 05/23/14
Cons: no extra accessories

Pros: Quiet, fast, looks great
Comment:
I bought two of these video card in crossfire, and they work great. They are quiet, even under load (I left a lot of space between the two cards). Plenty fast, I can play any game at 2560x1600 no problems.
ppnndd@NCIX
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Review Date: 04/17/14
Cons: Elpida memory. Died in 1 week

Pros: Cool, quiet, fast
Comment:
Elpida memory can't handle higher frequencies. Pretty quiet, runs about 10C cooler than my old gigabyte 7970 WF under load. Died within a week. seems somewhere inside the card is shorted. This review was modfied by poster @ 04-21-14 12:09 PM
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Product Features

1gb memory crossfireX
amd radeon HD3D
eyefinity pci 3.0

Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB Graphics Card
For ultimate cooling, ASUS thermal engineers developed the exclusive DirectCU thermal technology. Applying the exclusively designed heatpipes directly on GPU core for faster heat dissipation. Exclusive DirectCU II thermal design includes a direct-GPU contact 10 mm copper heatpipe and 220% larger dissipation area to boost heat removal efficiency. It performs 20% cooler and 3x quieter than reference.

Specifications

General
   Device Type:  Graphics card
   Bus Type:  PCI Express 3.0 x16
   Graphics Engine:  AMD Radeon R9 290
   Core Clock:  1000 MHz
   Interfaces:  2 x DVI-D HDMI DisplayPort
   API Supported:  DirectX 11.2
   Features:  Dual Bios, AMD Eyefinity Technology, AMD HD3D Technology, Dual Fan Design, AMD CrossFireX Technology, Super Alloy Power technology, ASUS DirectCU II Technology, ASUS DIGI+ VRM, CoolTech Fan, 8 Phase PWM Design, GPU Tweak Streaming , HDCP

Memory
   Size:  4 GB
   Technology:  GDDR5 SDRAM
   Effective Clock Speed:  5.040 GHz
   Bus Width:  512-bit

System Requirements
   Required Power Supply:  300 W
   Peripheral / Interface Devices:  6-pin + 8-pin power connectors

Miscellaneous
   Software Included:  Drivers & Utilities, ASUS GPU Tweak
   Compatible with Windows 7:  "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft?s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
   Width:  1.6 in
   Depth:  11.3 in
   Height:  5.8 in

Manufacturer Warranty
   Service & Support:  3 years warranty
   Service & Support Details:  Limited warranty - 3 years

Product Specifications

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