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Video Card

Gigabyte Radeon R9 290X 4 GB WINDFORCE Video Card

(9 Ratings, 4.6 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Gigabyte

Part #

GV-R929XOC-4GD

Manufacturer

Gigabyte

Chipset

Radeon R9 290X

Memory

4 GB

Core Clock

1040 MHz

Effective Memory Clock

5000 MHz

Interface

PCIe x16

Color

Black / Silver

SLI/CrossFire

  • 4-way CrossFire Capable
  • 3-way CrossFire Capable
  • 2-way CrossFire Capable

Frame Sync

None

Length

294 mm

TDP

300 W

DVI Ports

2

HDMI Ports

1

Mini-HDMI Ports

0

DisplayPort Ports

1

Mini-DisplayPort Ports

0

Expansion Slot Width

2

Fanless

No

DVI-D Dual-Link

2

DisplayPort

1

HDMI

1

Memory Type

GDDR5

Price History

    Reviews

    Obviouslyhax
    • 14 points
    • 48 months ago

    from completed build My First PC Build (i7 & 290X)

    With the gpu, it really was a tough choice. I was originally planning on a 290, but then found out about the 970. My previous experiences with nvidia (750ti) were great. They were quiet, fast, and the software and drivers were amazing. AMD, on the other hand, was a different story. The drivers were crap, optimization and performance was also crap. To be fair, my AMD experience was with a 7570, which is an absolute piece of junk. As you can see, I really wanted a 970, but at the time of purchase in Australia, 970's were $500-550 and 290's were as low as $380. I was about to buy a tri-x 290, as they are quiet and cool, but MSY decided to put out a special and I picked up a 290x Windforce for $380 in a heartbeat! My experience with this card is mostly great, the performance is mindbogglingly good and it felt so good to tell everyone, I had the flagship card of AMD! (not anymore after the new cards were released :( ) But after a while, the noise and heat of this card got annoying. The triple fan windforce cooler is seriously loud when under full load in intensive games and it is very audible, even with headphones on. The drivers aren't the best, but it's better than they used to be. Overall, I'm pretty happy with the 290x, the noise is a little annoying, but the performance is great, especially for the price.

    Cicero_
    • 14 points
    • 28 months ago

    Performed pretty quietly all things considered. I had to return it as mine came with bad VRAM, though I bought it open box so I don't fault Gigabyte.

    Hanabisan
    • 10 points
    • 44 months ago

    from completed build CherryPoperModelR

    Ever since i got this card ive been wrecking every triple title game i have on 1080p ultra. this baby will last me for quite a fe years even if i eventually go 4k in the future. This card does heat up a lot so make sure your computers got good cooling

    nicktf2
    • 10 points
    • 32 months ago

    Can get loud and hot under stress, still a real powerful card though

    spacekitteninvasion
    • 9 points
    • 49 months ago

    from completed build The White Pig (Updated 29/8/2016)

    Personally this is a good overclockable card, doesn't lag or loose frames in most games, over clocks like a champion, pretty smooth and easy.

    Only downside is AMD drivers kinda suck, but other then that, this is a perfect card for decent performance

    DeadGenesis518
    • 9 points
    • 2 months ago

    from completed build My $500 Budget 4K Build

    Using it in April of 2019 at 4K:

    At 1080p this is still a beast and it does pretty well at 1440p too, but I use it at 4K. I needed a DisplayPort 1.4 to HDMI 2.0 adapter to get 4K 60 but it's not bad gaming at 4K.

    Vairfoley
    • 2 points
    • 4 months ago

    from completed build Remachine VIII

    I was impressed with the performance from a card this age. It trades blows with the GTX 1060 6GB and the RX 580 8GB, granted it runs a lot hotter and uses a lot more power.

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