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SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC 100361-2SR Radeon R9 290X 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card

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The Radeon R9 290X, the AMD's new flagship GPU, offers the weapon of choice for gamers who demand the best. It's based on the new 28nm Hawaii GPU architecture and introduces the support for DirectX 11.2, capable of rendering reality-redefining imagery in the hottest titles. With a massive number of stream processors and a gigantic 4GB GDDR5 memory, this GPU delivers the performance you need for smooth gameplay at extreme settings. The new CrossFire technology allows you to build a multiple graphics card configuration without the use of interconnect bridges. With Ultra Resolution Gaming you will leave HD in the dust by gaming on displays much, much larger. A rich set of AMD innovative technologies are included, such as App Acceleration, AMD PowerTune, AMD ZeroCore, and AMD HD3D technology. With these technology advancements, you'll get more than one way to elevate your gaming experience.

This model boasts an enhanced engine clock of up to 1040MHz (1GHz for standard) for smoother gameplay, and Sapphire’s exclusive Tri-X cooling technology for effective and efficient cooling, even under extreme loads.

  • newegg SAPPHIRE Tri-X Cooling Technology Sapphire's exclusive triple-fan design pushes out the heat more efficiently than standard dual fans.
  • newegg Built for Crossfire The card features next generation CrossFire support for up to four graphics cards with no interconnect bridge required.
  • newegg Mantle There’s optimization, and then there’s Mantle. Games enabled with Mantle speak the language of GCN architecture to unlock revolutionary performance and image quality. It’s a game-changing innovation developed by AMD.
  • newegg AMD TrueAudio Technology AMD TrueAudio technology brings the world’s first programmable audio pipeline marking a new frontier in realism for PC gamers. AMD TrueAudio technology empowers game developers with a programmable audio pipeline on the GPU, inviting them to put their unique artistic fingerprint on in-game audio in the same way that the programmable graphics pipeline brought unfettered artistic vision to PC graphics. Enabled games can feature more realistic environmental dynamics, a richer tapestry of sound effects, breathtaking directional audio, and more. AMD TrueAudio technology enhances audio realism by simulating the human brain’s perception of real-world sound, working in concert with the user’s existing audio hardware to recreate a lifelike experience (on supported games).
  • newegg AMD PowerTune Technology AMD PowerTune is a breakthrough technology that sets an entirely new direction for maximum performance at TDP. It allows the GPU to be designed with higher engine clock speeds which can be applied on the broad set of applications that have thermal headroom.
  • newegg AMD Stream Technology Accelerate the most demanding applications with AMD Stream technology and do more with your PC. AMD Stream Technology allows you to use the teraflops of compute power locked up in your graphics processor on tasks other than traditional graphics, such as video encoding, at which the graphics processor is many, many times faster than using the CPU alone.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
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  • 10Club
  • 7/28/2014 1:29:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRussian Roulette

Pros: None

Cons: The 290x is a gamble and this Sapphire card in particular is horrendous

Just google or youtube '290x black screen' and you will see the massive problem this card has. To put it simply, the card randomly loses signal to your monitor and the only way to solve it is to cold boot the computer. Apparently there isn't enough voltage being fed through these cards and people have had to manually increase the voltage or decrease the clock speeds and that is unacceptable. If you are not doing any overclocking you should never have to be in a position to play around with the voltage of a card. The fact that AMD continues to sell a faulty product says all I need to know about the company. According to previous driver release notes they fixed the issue but that just isn't true.

As for Sapphire itself...the card died within a few days of usage and judging by reviews here it is a common problem. There are people here who are on their second or third card.

It seems that every time I try out an AMD card I get problem after problem. This is the last time I ever decide to try AMD again. Do yourselves a favor and pick up a 780. Hey, you might not have any issues with this series of cards but imo it is not worth the gamble.

Other Thoughts: Thank you Newegg for allowing me to get a full refund on this card. You guys are simply the best.

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  • 10Club
  • 7/27/2014 9:57:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: None

Cons: Reading through reviews it seems that this card dying is a common problem. It took less than a day's worth of use for it to kick the bucket. It started to lose signal every once in a while until it flat out died. No over clocking, nothing.

If this was a one off occurance I wouldn't have been so upset but I see people here on their second or third card having the same issue.

Newegg was kind enough to let me get a refund so I can purchase a different card. Do not buy Sapphire products and shame on AMD for allowing these people to sell their products.

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  • N/A
  • 7/26/2014 11:47:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsvery good for gaming...fun to mine with

Pros: Fast
Quiet
Mining at 920kh/s
Runs everything max smooth as butter

Cons: Big card

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  • Mrp0783
  • 7/25/2014 9:32:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood card when it was working

Pros: Card was running tomb raider at absolute max settings with tesselation on and tressfx at 60fps! Easy setup and installation

Cons: Card died after 7 days - had to issue refund. Newegg was awesome and let me get a refund and then buy a different card with upgraded shipping so I was back in business in a few days without having to wait for the RMA process.

One MAJOR con of this card is Sapphire. If you are about to spend this kind of money on a card - you want to know the company behind it will be available to speak to you. Well - take a look at the Sapphire support website. They give you a Hong Kong phone number and a Germany phone number. Under USA it just gives an email address. I don't know about you, but when I have a problem with a component - I'm not interested in waiting for someone to email me.

Anyway - I returned this card and went for the ASUS r9 290x Direct CU2 - because they are about the same in terms of specs (asus is a little faster OC) though I hear the VRM on the asus card gets hotter - but more importantly - the ASUS support is WORLD'S better than sapphire - AND - Asus offers a 3 year warranty, Sapphire is only 2.

My advice - stay way from this one and pick one with a better manufacturer behind it.

Other Thoughts: I'm sure some of you are here because you don't want to shell out $700 bucks for the 780ti. Well I didn't either. Just look at the benchmarks - the few FPS you get in SOME games does not justify the 200 dollar price markup of the 780ti. This is the best high end card bang for your buck wise in my opinion.

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  • Aaron
  • 7/21/2014 11:49:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFast card, but with some drawbacks.

Pros: So far, this card has proven to be super fast. It doesn't seem any louder than my previous card, though I haven't heard it with the fan ramped up. It idles at 20% fan speed, and any time I've done any gaming with it, I've had headphones on.

Cons: The card is sweet now that I've got it up and running, but getting to that point took way more effort than it should have.

My first issue was that this card is freakishly long. If you have a mid-tower case, I recommend that you measure before you order this. I didn't bother to measure, because the card that I replaced with this one was a really big, dual-gpu card. Much to my surprise, this card was even longer, and I had to remove a hard drive bay from my Antec 900 to make it fit. I was so excited to try out my shiny new videocard right when it arrived at my door, but instead of it taking two minutes to install (like it should have), I wound up having to re-adjust drives, dismantle my case, and re-route cables.

Once I finally got the card physically installed into my computer, I booted it up and installed the latest Radeon driver. Unfortunately, I soon discovered that my computer would no longer output sound. I hadn't used a Radeon card in a decade or so, so I didn't realize that they now come equipped with their own sound processors. I really don't care for that feature, so I wish that it were optional in some way. Their sound junk didn't want to play well with windows 8.1 and my Soundblaster Audigy card. Searching that internet didn't quite turn up answers to my problem, but reinstalling my soundblaster drivers got my sound functioning again. Unfortunately, it still seems to conflict with my soundcard drivers when I boot up my computer, so I have to fiddle around with it each time. This is a major annoyance, and the main reason why I took off eggs from the rating.

Other Thoughts: I was a bit leery about switching from nvidia back to radeon, but I decided to go for it anyway, because a 780ti is a bit out of my budget, and the R9 290x reportedly outperforms the regular 780 by a bit. However, if I'd known that I would be having these issues with the sound card, I would have gladly traded the extra performance for the convenience of not having to reset my sound driver every time I turn on my computer.

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  • Dave A.
  • 7/19/2014 7:36:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWe'll see how Sapphire's Warranty support is

Pros: Nice card, quite with the three fans, made all the games nice & snappy. Factory OC. No video tearing on Dragon Age & Mass Effect.

Cons: Died after about 2.5 weeks of not heavy use & no OC (past factory OC).

Other Thoughts: Bought card on 6/26, delivered 7/1, installed 7/3 & died 7/19. Computer was left idle, video went to sleep & never came back. Reboot of machine gives BIOS 1 long, 3 short beeps: no video card found.

Changed card out to old one & machine works fine.

I've email Sapphire's tech support. We'll see how they respond. Of course this happened on a Saturday, so it will probably be a couple of days.

This was probably just infant mortality. I had another Sapphire card that lasted for several year & still works.

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  • rekoilgzs
  • 7/18/2014 8:31:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead, Dead, Dead

Pros: The 2nd card worked for almost 30 minutes... That's the only positive I can muster.

Cons: First card arrived dead. RMA'd it to NewEgg, waited 2 weeks and got a 2nd one. Installed the second one, it booted... Yay! Installed the AMD software, rebooted - loaded a game and poof. Dead again. Contacted NewEgg support who started off by telling me it was over their policy and they couldn't help. I had to explain that 2 weeks of my *return period* was eaten up by the first RMA to them. They finally agreed to send a 3rd card.

Other Thoughts: I just built a brand new i7-4790k with an MSI Gaming 7 motherboard and an EVGA 1000 G2 power supply (all purchased from NewEgg). The system runs a Gigabyte gtx670 from my old machine without issues but this $550 Sapphire AMD card seems to be absolutely worthless. Hopefully the third time is the charm? =(

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  • Lekimdraw
  • 7/17/2014 6:47:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThis thing is HUGE

Pros: Didn't have a problem with it, hoping it stays that way. 3 decent fans and seems to run decent cool. so far it's ran everything i've put it though with out a hitch

Cons: aside from the price I have none so far.

Other Thoughts: luckily I bought a new full case, otherwise I don't think it would've fit into my old one.

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  • Ryan
  • 7/16/2014 12:19:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNewegg and Sapphire won't cover return RMA shipping cost

Pros: Seems to be a fairly nice card when it works. It is extremely cool as advertised and quiet when idle. I will raise my rating if I get a card that works properly.

Cons: Crashes my computer randomly and can take up to 5 minutes for it to switch video modes, leaving my screen blank until it manages to complete the switch (such as switching from extended to eyefinity, or entering into a fullscreen game).

Other Thoughts: Attempting to RMA, but I find it absurd that I have to pay for the shipping to either Newegg or Sapphire and neither of them will cover the cost. This is an expensive card and I feel that I deserve better treatment than this seeing that I have only had the card a week.

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  • mikepaul95
  • 7/14/2014 10:47:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggspowerhouse

Pros: consistent, quiet, and cool. runs everything I have on ultra, bf4, arma 3, dayz, dirt3, watchdogs, everything. holding value well

Cons: price, even though this card is well worth it

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