For gamers who demand the very best, AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics shatters ordinary GPU performance. Groundbreaking GCN Architecture pushes your performance to insane levels while AMD TrueAudio technology and ultra-resolution gaming take you even deeper into the action.

Key Features

  • 2560 Stream Processors
  • 947 MHz Core Clock
  • 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5
  • 5000 MHz Effective Memory Clock
  • PCI Express 3.0

AMD Radeon Graphics

Never settle for anything less than AMD Radeon™ R Series graphics.

Gamers Come First. We’ve been on the front lines of gaming innovation for years, backing developers’ creative genius with the technology and firepower to put you in the heart of the action.

AMD FreeSync Technology

No stuttering. No tearing. Just gaming.

AMD FreeSync™ technology puts an end to choppy gameplay and broken frames with fluid, artifact-free performance at virtually any framerate. Behold the next breakthrough in PC gaming performance. The FreeSync™ technology in select AMD APUs and GPUs resolves the communication issues between processor and monitor, eliminating image tears and choppiness for effortlessly smooth gameplay.

Newest AMD Technologies

Powered by Mantle technology and AMD TrueAudio technology.

There’s optimization, and then there’s Mantle technology. Games enabled with Mantle speak the language of Graphics Core Next to unlock revolutionary performance and image quality. Also AMD TrueAudio Technology puts the magic of surround sound into every headset and helps give sound engineers the freedom to innovate in ways they’ve never had before. This is what the future of PC gaming sounds like.

XFX Ghost Thermal 2.0 Technology

The new and improved floating heatsink design of XFX graphics cards provides the ultimate cooling solution.

XFX's exclusive ghost thermal 2.0 design creates a floating heatsink with open airflow between the PCB and the cover so that air can quickly ventilate off the card while simultaneously cooling the core process and the components. We've also made major advances from our first generation which includes a heat tested light weight plastic to create an overall lighter thermal which reduces the physical strain on your gpu.

Up to 13db Quieter and 7°C Cooler Than Our Competitors

The exclusive XFX Double Dissipation design is cooler and quieter than others.

XFX's exclusive dual fan double dissipation design utilizes two larger fans which run at slower RPM than comparable single fan soltuions which must run at much higer RPMs just to barely achieve the same cooling needs. Because of this design, XFX is able to achieve up to 13db lower noise than the competitor while simultaneously increasing the overall cooling by 7°C.

4 GB Memory

Enhance your gaming experience and drastically improve your gaming graphics.

Video Memory imporves you gaming experience by storing more 3D vector data, textures, overlays, GPU programs which allows for faster load times, sharper graphics and higher resolutions.

4K Ready Ultra Resolution Gaming

Experience resolutions up to four times higher than HD and see everything your opponent throws at you — without sacrificing a single detail.

With Ultra Resolution Gaming you can leave HD in the dust by gaming on displays much, much larger. Whether using a 4k monitor or combining multiple HD monitors, you’ll get an expansive experience that’s truly out of sight.

AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture & 32-bit Ultrawide Bandwidth

Primed to enable astonishing performance and breathtaking image quality, making it a top choice for gamers who expect the best.

Designed to push not only the boundaries of DirectX® 11 gaming, the GCN Architecture is also AMD's first design specifically engineered for general computing. Representing the cutting edge of AMD’s graphics expertise, GCN GPUs are more than capable of handling workloads-and programming languages-traditionally exclusive to the main processor. Coupled with the dramatic rise of GPU-aware programming languages like C++ AMP and OpenCL™, the GCN Architecture is the right architecture at the right time.

AMD Power Tune 2.0 Smart Performance Tuning

Fixed clocks speeds are a thing of the past, Power Tune dynamic performance scaling determines the best clock speed in real time.

AMD PowerTune technology is a significant leap forward to better ensure that performance is optimized for TDP-constrained GPUs. AMD PowerTune technology helps deliver higher performance that is optimized to the thermal limits of the GPU by dynamically adjusting the clock during runtime based on an internally calculated GPU power assessment. AMD PowerTune technology can dynamically adjust the performance profile in real time to fit within the TDP envelope.

True Visual Stereoscopic HD3D Ready

The 3rd dimension is here thanks to AMD

AMD HD3D Technology is supported by an advanced and open ecosystem that, in conjunction with specific AMD hardware and software technologies, enables 3D display capabilities for many PC applications and experiences.

AMD Eyefinity 6 Display Technology

Multidisplay technology for gaming, productivity and entertainment.

We are taking you beyond the boundaries of traditional PC displays. XFX Multi Display technology expands the traditional limits of desktop computing by multiplying your screen area. With multiple monitors, games become more immersive, workstations become more useful and you become more productive (an average of 42% more productive according to one study).

XFX Duratec Professional Grade Components

XFX graphics cards are made from the highest quality components to maximize your performance.

When it comes to keeping your graphics card cool, we don't miss any details. Our high quality components which may include the capacitors, ferrite cores, mosfet, fans, brackets and PCB material are built to last in addition to providing you with better performance and increased lifespan for your product.

Improved Multi Sample Anti-Aliasing MSAA Technology

Smooth lines is the difference between bitty low quality graphics to a smooth realistic graphics.

MSAA smoothes out the jagged edges of a curved object. A black curved line on a white background displayed on a computer screen will have some jaggedness along its edges due to the inherent limitations of using discrete pixels to display the image. Anti-aliasing smoothes out this jaggedness by filling in the white spaces between the jagged edges with varying shades of grey which gives you the smooth soft shadows, crisp sharp lines of buildings, and crisp tiny details in clothing that make your experience truely realistic.

Bullet Physics Engine Technology

Get the most out of your gaming experience with real 3D Physics.

Take advantage of the 3D Physics capabilities of some of today's newest titles which include completely destructable objects, walls and buildings collapsing from gun fire, real particle effects such as fire that react to the environment and realistic details such as moving hair, water and much more.

Compatible with the newest Direct X Technology

Meets the standards of the newest games with the latest Direct X driver compatibility.

With every new generation of Direct X, major improvements are made which greatly advance the graphics capabilities of games. That's why it is essential to ensure that you are using a graphics card with the newest Direct X driver compatibility so that you'll get the most out of your gaming experience. See the difference for yourself.

6X Tesselation Technology

The details of tesselations can make the difference between a flat dull surface and a realistic bumpy surface.

XFX graphics cards offer the highest tesselation capabilities while still maintaining the higest performance. We don't sacrifice one for the other so you can expect to get the riches detail in your games without slowing down your gaming experience. See bumpy roads, textured fabrics and realistic rippling waters with high tesselated graphics from XFX.

Radeon is faster. Radeon is immersive. Radeon is gaming. 

For gamers who demand the very best, AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics shatter ordinary GPU performance. Groundbreaking GCN Architecture pushes your performance to insane levels while AMD TrueAudio technology and ultra-resolution gaming take you even deeper into the action.

With Ultra Resolution Gaming you can leave HD in the dust by gaming on displays much, much larger. Whether using a 4k monitor or combining multiple HD monitors, you'll get an expansive experience that's truly out of sight. 

With AMD TrueAudio technology, you get the most revolutionary, realistic and breathtaking sound we've ever put in a GPU Mantle gives game developers the power to speak directly to the GPU core. 

With such a direct connection to your hardware, game developers are discovering a whole new world of immersion and performance made possible by AMD graphics leadership.

  • PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus interface4
  • DirectX® 11.2-capable graphics.
  • OpenGL 4.3 support.
  • Partially Resident Texture (PRT) support.
  • Ultra-high quality texture streaming technology.
  • Image quality enhancement technology.
  • Up to 24x multi-sample anti-aliasing.
  • Adaptive anti-aliasing.
  • Enhanced Quality Anti-Aliasing (EQAA).
  • Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA 2).
  • DirectX® 9/10/11 Super Sample Anti-Aliasing (SSAA).
  • Automatic LOD adjustment (Requires AMD Catalyst™ 12.4 or higher).
  • 16x angle invariant anisotropic texture filtering.
  • AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology1.
  • Up to 6 displays supported, may require the use of DP1.2 MST Hubs.
  • Independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays.
  • Display grouping.
  • Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
  • AMD App Acceleration3
  • Supports OpenCL™ 1.2, DirectCompute 11 & Microsoft C++ AMP
  • Double Precision Floating Point
  • AMD HD Media Accelerator
  • Unified Video Decoder (UVD)
  • H.264
  • VC-1
  • MPEG-2 (SD & HD)
  • MVC (Blu-ray 3D)
  • MPEG-4 Part 2 (DivX/Xvid)
  • Adobe Flash
  • DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
  • WMV HD
  • Video Codec Engine (VCE)
  • Multi-stream hardware H.264 encoder
  • Full-fixed mode: 1080p
  • 60 FPS encoding
  • Hybrid mode: Stream Processor-assisted encoding
  • Enhanced Video Quality features
  • Advanced post-processing and scaling
  • Deblocking
  • Denoising
  • Automatic deinterlacing
  • Mosquito noise reduction
  • Edge enhancement
  • 3:2 pulldown detection
  • Advanced video color correction
  • Brighter whites processing (Blue Stretch)
  • Independent video gamma control
  • Flesh tone correction
  • Color vibrance control
  • Dynamic contrast
  • Dynamic video range control
  • AMD HD3D technology6
  • Stereoscopic 3D display/glasses support
  • Blu-ray 3D support
  • Stereoscopic 3D gaming
  • 3rd party Stereoscopic 3D middleware software support
  • AMD CrossFire™ multi-GPU technology5
  • Supports dual GPU performance scaling
  • Cutting-edge integrated display support
  • DisplayPort 1.2
  • Max resolution: 4096x2160
  • 60 Hz per display
  • Multi-Stream
  • 21.6 Gbps bandwidth (HBR2)
  • High bit-rate audio
  • Quad HD/4K/UHDTV display support
  • 1080p60 Stereoscopic 3D
  • HDMI® (With 4K, 3D, x.v.Color™ and Deep Color)
  • Max resolution: 4096x2160
  • 30 Hz
  • 1600p60 Stereoscopic 3D
  • Quad HD/4k video support
  • Dual-link DVI with HDCP
  • Max resolution: 2560x1600
  • VGA
  • Max resolution: 2048x1536
  • Advanced audio capabilities
  • DDM Audio
  • 7.1-channel audio bitstreaming via HDMI® or DisplayPort
  • Supports LPCM, AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
  • AMD PowerPlay™ power management technology3
  • Automatic power management with low power idle states
  • AMD PowerTune technology3
  • Intelligent TDP management technology
  • Dynamic clock speed/performance enhancement for games
  • AMD ZeroCore Power technology3
  • Ultra-low idle power when the system’s display is off
  • Efficient low power mode for desktop work
  • Secondary GPUs in an AMD CrossFire™ technology configuration power down when unneeded
  • AMD Catalyst™ driver and HD video configuration software
  • Software support for Windows 8, Windows® 7
  • AMD Catalyst™ Control Center
  • User interface application for setup, configuration, and access to features of AMD Radeon products
  • Unified graphics display driver
  • Software enabling other PC programs and devices to use advanced graphics, video, and features of AMD Radeon™ products


Product Description : DD RADEON R9 290 947M 4GB D5 DP HDMI 2XDVI

UPC Number : 778656065468


Processor & Bus

Bus Type : PCI-E 3.0

Chipset version : Hawaii Pro

GPU Bus (bit) : 512

GPU Clock : 947MHz

Performance Category : Performance

Stream Processors : 2560



Memory Bus : 512 bit

Memory Clock : 5.0 GHz

Memory Size : 4 GB

Memory Type : DDR5


Feature Technologies

AMD HD3D Technology : Y

AMD Hybrid Graphics Technology : Y

AMD PowerPlay Technology : Y

AMD Stream Technology : Y


Other Features

Highlight Features - 1 : Double Dissipation

Highlight Features - 2 : Unlocked Voltage

Highlight Features - 3 : Power Tune 2.0



RoHS : Y


Display Output

Display Port ready : 1.2

Dual link Support : Y

HDMI Ready : 1.4a

Max Supported Resolution (ANALOG) : 2048 x 1536

Max Supported Resolution (DIGITAL) : 2560 x 1600(DVI);4096 x 2160(HDMI;DP)

Output - Display Port : 1

Output - DL-DVI-D : 2

Output - HDMI : 1



Card Profile : Dual

Thermal Solution : DD Fansink

Thermal Type : Dual Slot

Card Dimension (cm) : 29.5 x 14.3 x 4.2

Card Dimension (inch) : 11.61 x 5.63 x 1.65

Master Carton Dimensions (cm) : 51.5 x 33.7 x 37.1

Master Carton Dimensions (inch) : 20.28 x 13.27 x 14.61

Master Carton Weight (Kg) : 15.55 est.

Master Carton Weight (lb) : 34.28 est.

Package Dimensions (cm) : 16 x 33.6 x 9.8

Package Dimensions (inch) : 6.3 x 13.23 x 3.86

Package Weight (Kg) : 1.46 est.

Package Weight (lb) : 3.21 est.

Units/Carton : 10



6-pin to 4-pin power cable : 1

8-pin to 6-pin power cable : 1

Driver Disk Installation Guide : 1

Installation DVD : 1

Promotional Bundles : PSU Cross Marketing Insert

Quick Installation Guide : 1



External Power - 6-pins : 1

External Power - 8-pins : 1

Minimum Power Supply Requirement : 750 watt

XFX Recommended Power Supply : XFX 850W PSU


Hardware-360 Editor's Choice Award

“This time around XFX has created a cooler that looks dead sexy and also keeps the “Hawaii Pro” graphics processor roughly 25% cooler than the stock heatsink.”

 “The included fans are also phenomenal. The large 100mm design allows them to supply the entire heatsink array with airflow and do so with low acoustics. There are few graphics cards on the market that can ramp up to 70% RPM before the fans start to get noticeable, but the XFX R9 290 Double Dissipation is one of them.” 

“Overclocking was another area of the R9 290 we found to be extremely rewarding. In our testing we were able to increase the clock speeds by nearly 20%, which boosted the performance in games by as much as 15%.” 

“When it comes to graphics cards the XFX R9 290 Double Dissipation has it all. It has a massive 4GB frame buffer, best in class gaming performance, excellent overclocking headroom and one of the best looking heatsinks on the market.” 

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LanOC Recommended Award

“When it came to performance, the XFX R9 290 DD Edition performed extremely well in all of our in game and synthetic benchmarks. When it came to the noise, cooling, and power benchmarks I was extremely impressed with the R9 290 DD Edition’s noise performance where it out performed most of the cards that I have tested in the past year.  

That means you can throw just about anything at the XFX R9 290 DD Edition and expect to be able to play it in at least 1080p with its settings turned all the way up, all the while getting ideal frame rates. I mean that, this is a powerful card; in our Hitman benchmarks for example it topped the charts.” 

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BenchmarkReviews Silver Tachometer Award 


The XFX Radeon R9 290 DD graphics card relies on the Double Dissipation fansink to keep cool and quiet under full load, which is something you won’t get from the AMD-designed R9 290. This makes the XFX R9 290 DD ideal for standalone desktop installations and high-detail gaming. Multi-card CrossFire sets no longer require an interconnect bridge, and so long as the enclosure is large enough to fit two dual-slot cards and offers above-average case ventilation there will be room for upgrade opportunities. For the money, you’re getting a very competitive video card that runs quietly and still has room for additional overclocking performance.



+ Tends to outperform GeForce GTX 780

+ DirectX 11.2 ready graphics solution

+ Supports CrossFire and CrossFireX

+ Triple-display and AMD HD3D support

+ XFX Double Dissipation system keeps GPU very cool

+ Relatively low audible noise under full load

+ 4GB GDDR5 video RAM buffer

+ UltraHD 4K display support

+ Lifetime product warranty



+ Performance: 9.25

+ Appearance: 9.00

+ Construction: 9.25

+ Functionality: 9.00

+ Value: 7.25

Final Score: 8.75 out of 10.



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The card had one of the quietest GPU coolers that we have ever see on a Radeon R9 290 series card… 

We cranked up the fan speed to overclock this card and easily reached 1100MHz on the core with no GPU voltage increase. This overclock on the XFX DD R9 290 helped improve gaming performance by roughly 10% across the board and that meant that this card was able to perform like a reference AMD Radeon R9 290X for far less money. The XFX Double Dissipation R9 290 4GB did okay on our 4K Ultra HD monitor at 3840×2160 and should run like a champ at 2560×1440, 1920×1080 or on most any AMD Eyefinity setups. The AMD Hawaii GPU with GCN is a very powerful GPU and will do great when put to the task of gaming or mining litecoins.  

This card is by no means cheap, but it looks great and offers a great bang for the buck.

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