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VisionTek Radeon R9 290X 4GB GDDR5
8.6 out of 10

VisionTek Radeon R9 290X 4GB GDDR5

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Reviews and Problems with VisionTek Radeon R9 290X 4GB GDDR5

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Overall 10
10

Awesome Card!

Anthony W., Newegg
9 January 2015
  • Summary: Overclocked with MSI Afterburner. +75mV +50% Power 1125 Core Clock 1450 Memory Clock Fan 100% My setup is actually a modest overclock; the folks at Guru3d had the card at 1150 Core and 1550 Memory, but this is the most I was comfortable with.
  • Pros: Just about everything. Beast of a card, at 1080p it'll play through anything at very high or ultra settings depending on the game. Overclocks awesomely, gives me 310k points a day for Folding@Home (stock clocks only 230k points per day). So about a 35 % performance increase. Supports Virtual Supe...
  • Cons: I suppose you could call the power requirements a con, but for this kind of performance you should expect to need serious power. +12V Rail connected to this card needs to be supplying at least 45 Amps and 300 Watts.
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Overall 2
2.0

One Star

austineyepopper, Amazon
4 January 2015
Overall 10
10

Underrated, but great.

Jason, Amazon
30 December 2014
  • Summary: While I am not a professional reviewer of video cards nor owner of many, I found myself to be very pleasantly surprised by this product. The visiontek r9 290 at a glance is a fairly large video card, but that is to be expected for a higher end video card.
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Overall 10
10

This is one awesome card, paired with ASUS Crosshair V FORMALA-Z Motherboard

GOVERNOR JAMISON JR, Amazon
29 October 2014
  • Summary: This is one awesome card, paired with ASUS Crosshair V FORMALA-Z Motherboard, AMD FD9590 CPU, CORSAIR H100i liquid CPU cooler,32gb CORSAIR Vengeance DDR3 1866GHZ MOMORY, inside a THERMALTAKE LEVEL 10 GT SNOW EDITION CASE.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Card

MARK B., Newegg
1 October 2014
  • Summary: Verry nice card just a little hot ...i will say that i have it installed in my r4 Aurora and not much breathing room....i took the side panel off and put a fan blowing cold air right on the card,helped alot but still at 4k rez one card cannot handle high settings.
  • Pros: This card plays movies and vids at 4k rez nicely on my 50 inch 4k tv....overclocking makes them look verry good! All games run at ultra settings at 1080 rez perfect, run a little warm sometimes reaching 85 c.
  • Cons: With a single card 4k gaming at high settings is out of the question...as expected. Im hoping that 2 or 3 cards will run cooler and at high settings at 4k rez. Basicly not really a con, but took one egg off just because they do advertise this as a 4k capable card. Tomb Raider and Watch Dogs set t...
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Overall 4
4.0

It looks like only a few of them run quiet and have ...

shirf, Amazon
14 September 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this to upgrade from a 7850. I've had flagship cards before and I know they run a bit louder so I went with an aftermarket cooling solution. Unfortunately, this card is still loud even in a well-ventilated case. I returned it immediately.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Card

M. K., Amazon
11 August 2014
  • Summary: This is a great card that pushes a huge amount of FPS at 1080p or more. The fact that this card uses 4GB of memory also helps future proof the card for a few years. The card I upgraded from was an ATI / AMD HD4870 so I noticed a big jump in performance, even with an aging system including a 5 year...
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Overall 4
4.0

Not so much

Joe American, Amazon
31 July 2014
  • Summary: Too hot for comfort, even at 100% fans reaching upper 90s. Slightly unstable at those temps.Turned my room into an oven. Poor performing Elpida vram:(. not happy with this product overall.
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Overall 8
8.0

great card but

John K., Newegg
20 July 2014
  • Summary: May never buy another visiontek product again if they cant keep a site working for people to get a warranty never had any of these issues with other manufacturers.
  • Pros: Card is great you need very good airflow to keep it from going over 90c
  • Cons: Forget about getting a warranty from visiontek you cant even register your card on their site, you wont get a activation email and forget about "send password" button it doesnt even work. By the time you can use their site your 30 days will be up i bought my card on the 6th and it is now the 20th...
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Overall 10
10

Good card, Why no reviews?

Ryan K., Newegg
9 July 2014
  • Pros: Fast, Stable, no Problems. The card I recieved had a 1,030mHz clock. Set to +10%, the card maintains 980-1,030mHz. and sits happily at 87C for extended gaming.
  • Cons: Set to +50% and a 8% overclock heats up very fast and at 93C starts showing artifacts.
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