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Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB GDDR5 DUAL DVI-D/HDMI/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card (21227-00-40G)

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1 refurbished from CDN$ 299.99
  • GPU Model: AMD RadeonTM R9 290
  • GPU Line: Radeon R9 290
  • Bus Type: PCIe x16 Gen 3.0
  • System Type: Desktop
  • Memory Amount: 4096MB

System Requirements

  • Platform: Windows 7 / 8 / Vista Business / Vista Enterprise / Vista Home Basic / Vista Home Premium / Vista Ultimate
  • Media: Personal Computers
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 37.5 x 10.2 x 24.8 cm ; 1.6 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • Item model number: 21227-00-40G
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Nov. 13 2013
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #177,226 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB GDDR5 DUAL DVI-D/HDMI/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card

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Amazon.com: 32 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Powerful video card, but don't forget to upgrade the BIOS! Dec 10 2013
By Gerald Verzosa - Published on Amazon.com
Powerful cards but is very hot and noisy when the fan is running at full throttle. It requires a 6-pin & 8-pin power connections. It comes with power cable adapters in case your computer's power supply doesn't have any available.

I had ordered 2, but one of them always had a Code 43 error by my operating system (Windows 7). I figured out that I had to upgrade the BIOS. The BIOS upgrade also included a powerpoint presentation which made the process simple. Here's the link in case you need it also.

10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Great for cryptocurrency mining, but MSRP is $399 - don't pay more. Nov. 28 2013
By James F - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
These are good cards, but MSRP is $399, so don't buy at those prices, you can find them elsewhere at MSRP prices or better.

Anyway, I purchased these cards for cryptocurrency mining, I am very happy with the results which is about 800 kh/s.

I followed directions I found online for mining settings, and made some additional tweaks in terms of AMD Catalyst control (disabled all "Overclocking" performance settings, disabled Crossfire) and these are running great without ANY overclocking! The nice thing about that is that your warranty won't be voided.

These cards are rock-solid and are very easy to setup and get going.

I'm not a gamer, but I am sure they'd be fine for that seeing as how they can be run at 100% load for over 24 hours with zero problems.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Very good card compared to the 290x May 24 2014
By Christian D. Keuper - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
This card will handle everything at 1080p with all the settings turned up to the highest. I recently purchased a 21:9 monitor at 2560x 1080p and noticed very little, if any difference, when it came to performance. However you will probably get better frame rates turning AA down a setting or 2. During games the card does get sort of loud, but it's not as bad as everyone thinks. If you want to hear loud, turn the card up to 100%. I did that in cgminer, and I don't think I will ever complain about in game noise again. During games the card gets to 40 or 50% and doesn't feel too hot. This card also gives about 850 kh+ if you have the settings right. I practically stole this card at 340 after a 30$ gift card, and I'd highly recommend buying this if you can get it for 400 or less. The main difference between this and the 290x is mostly clock speed, but most people will never notice the difference because it performs so well anyway.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
It is hell,Hot as hell ,and fast as fire!! April 2 2014
By Dr.Mahmood Al-Rawi - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Am not an AMD fanboy by any means,but I lost 3 laptops and one card due to faulty nVidia cards ( 8800 GTX 512 , HP DV6 Special edition 8400 GS, Toshiba satellite 205 Sli1 GT 8600 SLi , and finally my HP DV3 ), My 4 years old Radeon HD 5850 is still going strong,and this card really atracted for its Price/Performance ratio ,so I decided to go with it .
When I decided to buy this card it was fluctuating hard on the price side of the story ,so as an experienced and patient buyer I decided to put it in my shopping cart and wait,check my card every so and a while ,it was selling for roughly 550$ (well above my budget),after 3 days I woke up early in the morning and it was selling for 399 $ ,so it was a no brainer buy.
Now for the good side of the story,this card is really fast ,I was able to achive 100 FPS + in most games ,execuse me for not writing a full review regarding its power cause you can find those review any any tech site ( TomsHardware ,3d Guru ,Anandtech etc...),am only reviewing the consumer experience, and it is fast ,well never let you down in 1920x1080 maxed out in any game ,and that is waht matters.
I never experienced a slow-down issue due to heat capping or throttling ,and this is cause I already know the overheating issue of this card ,so to be clear,this card is not meant for small cases with limited ventilation,I have Cooler Master 690 III case ,and am using a total of 2 140mm Fans on the top, one 120mm fan at the bottom,one 200 mm fan on the front ,beside that I use a closed loop liquid cooling for my CPU with its own 120 mm fan ( Cooler Master Siedon 120v) .My bottom case fan is directed to be intake,so it blows cold air right into the card Blower.
The dark side is that even with all these precautions ,the card still hit 94 degree celesius, I used MSI afterburner to manually throttle the card to maximum 80 degrees,and I didn't feel any noticeable change in frame rates ( with exception of few cases ).
The other downside ,is that AMD's Never settle reloaded bundle is just a scam ,when you hear all these applauses for NSR game bundle and see all the advertisement you will think that it is a guranteed deal if you buy on of the qualified cards,this is just a lie ,unless the dealer you buy from offers you a copoun for the bundle you are not going to get it ,and simple Aamzon was'nt bundling copouns with the high end cards ( 290 and 290x) ,and I didn't know that untill I bought the card,they were offering the bundle only to second tier cards ( R9 280x and below ),so don't be fooled by all the hoax on the internet,it is not guranteed that you are going to get the bundle!!!
For anyone who doesn't care for the heat (some times the noise associated with it) and not interested in the bundle games ,this card is second to none.
King of Dollar/Performance! Dec 3 2014
By Dan T. - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
This reference design R9 290 out of box isn't that great of a performer. However, when I purchased this card around time of release I knew about the throttling issues caused by the heat the mammoth die produced and grabbed a water block to remedy this. With sub 50 degree Celsius temperatures, reference voltage control, and a custom bios this R9 290 from Sapphire is a BEAST!

At the time of release, Scrypt crypto currency mining was at it's peak and thus exacerbated the price of this(and all other AMD's) card on release pushing the limit of what most people would pay to $400 and beyond!

It's hard to find a reference designed card, but today's custom cooler models run alot cooler and don't suffer from the reference design clock throttle so much and can be had for an amazingly low price of around $260, which makes this card highly recommended.

score 10/10 - my card is still kicking and its performance is still very relevant even beside the new Nvidia GTX980

My experience with Sapphire customer service and RMA process, in the past has been excellent. Althon Micro has a great turnaround time and understand that cards can fail in more than one way besides obvious failures like artifacting or no display whatsoever Thus I recommend Sapphire brand for a non hassle replacement.

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