Radeon R9 290 Vapor-X OC 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (11227-04-40G)

  • Core: 1030MHz
  • Memory: 4096MB 5600MHz GDDR5
  • Stream Processors: 2560
  • DirectX 11.2 Support
  • AMD CrossFireX Ready
  • AMD Eyefinity
  • AMD Mantle
  • Dolby TrueHD
  • GCN
  • 2 Year Warranty.
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Stock Code: GX-344-SP

EAN: 4895106270206

MPN: 11227-04-40G

Manufacturer: Sapphire

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Radeon R9 290 Vapor-X OC 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (11227-04-40G)

Sapphires 290 Vapor-X is the fastest 290 on the market with a core clock of 1050MHz but even more impressive is the 5600MHz memory clock and with 4GB of RAM making this card perfect for 4K resolution and latest games such as Titanfall, Diablo 3 etc. The Vapor-X cooler is simply the best cooler available full stop on any 290 card, it operates in near silence but has incredibly powerful cooling ability making this a great card for both gamers and overclockers. Specification:- - Radeon R9 290 - GPU: Hawaii Pro - Litecoin Hash Rate: 800-950
- Stream Processors: 2560 - Core Speed: 1030MHz - Memory Speed: 5600Mhz - Memory interface: 512-Bit - Memory capacity: 4096MB GDDR5 - PCI-Express X16 lane required - 600W or greater PSU required - Power Connectors: 2x 8-pin required - Display Outputs: 2x Dual Link DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort - Warranty: 2yr - Kitguru Review:

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r9 290 vapour x-oc

i have a custom build 7850k (APU) 8gb ram samsung 840 ssd 256 gb and a crucial 120 gb ssd with a vapour-x (oc) and it is a beast the only issue i had is that it was a little big for my case with a little hacking of the hard drive bay it fits perfectly
runs all my game a hig to ultra settings averagein 40-60 fps @ 1080p ;-)
i have alot of fans in this system too 5 noctua's in total



I purchased a 970 on release and soon found the noise unbearable from the fans at 100% usage, really really dissapointed after saving up for a day one card after years of AMD.

I purchased this card and it is virtually silent under load, max temp of about 68 degrees always at 100% and Silent when gaming all the latest titles - honestly i can not believe just how quiet this beast of a card is. Beast being the word neeeded as i had to move all my SSD/HDD around in my case as it is so big, it really is a thing of beauty though and i am 100% happy i purchased it from overclockers, for the price now its is unbelievable Value...

I wont buy another NVIDIA card ever..


Great graphics card + great service from

When I initially received this card I found it to be faulty, so I returned it to OC and they gave me a new one very quickly with their postage cost covered plus the postage I had to pay to send the 1st card back. This is evidence that Overclockers Uk are fantastic and I would highly recommend you buy from them.

The graphics card itself works very well. It's also outstandingly good looking; if you're like me and are more of a functionalist than an aesthetic person, you'll still view this card as a better product just because of its outstanding looks.

Multiple professional reviewers have praised it for its sweet-spot of high end performance versus its price, and also its overclocking capability. So IMO this is a good choice!


Best R9 290 on the market

Best cooling amongst all the r9 290s, and dare I say, more aesthetically pleasing one as well.
Make sure you have a big enough case for it as this thing is a foot long! Also amazingly quiet which I didn't expect so bonus!!!



Super fast,extremely silent under load, I did not overclock it yet but no need for now. Love this card. Its large! It takes 2 slots and 30cm long but its very well made, looks great and everything runs smooth! Great card!!! Thank you Overclockers!


Quietly Performing Excellence

I have this card in my rig, which is built for silent performance... my Noctua's make more noise under load; say no more! I've not had a game yet that I can't max out at 1080p... lovely 48" TV gaming in the living room. I couldn't comment on higher resolution, but for my needs; this is one excellent card.



Got this for my first build in August. Had some trouble with it at first but I've managed to get it working perfectly. At the current price it's a steal! Easily get 90+ fps in BF4 at Ultra. You start to hear the fans at 45% though and anything above that gets annoying for me.


Sapphire & AMD; A good combination!

Flight simulation holds all my interests. It requires a certain kind of hardware to perform well. Sapphire delivers that hardware performance in the R9 290 Vapor-X. The cooling on the card is exceptional and allows the card to perform at full power very quietly indeed. I don't go into the depths of measuring noise levels, I'm just a home user. I just relate to the ambient noise levels in the room and you are not disturbed by any sound from this card. Having been a staunch supporter of Nvidia products; I decided to take the plunge and swap sides to try out this hardware. I am not disappointed and have not suffered any sudden software crashes since using the card; the one and only reason I wanted to try out AMD! I can now say with all honesty; I have been converted. Give it a go, you won't be disappointed!!


One Sapphire R9 290 is great but 2 is fa

One Sapphire R9 290 is great but 2 is fantastic

I run two Sapphire R9 290's in crossfire and they are faster than my friends twin 780's,4K gaming no problem.They are also capable with DX12 and Mantle for next Gen gaming.


amazing card love it to bits!

Bought it form overclockers back in august 2014! Just an amazing card, can play all games at 60 fps and temp are amazing 33% fan speed gives me 65 temp at fur mark test 75 degrees but put fans at 100% 55 degrees amasing..will be buying more saphire producks and amd as well.
and now card got even cheaper with four games amazing will be getting second one for crossfire!


its good

Replaced a Sapphire 7870 with this, noticed a little bit of visual improvement (my games were already on ultra) however games take A LOT longer to load now for some reason (if someone could give me some suggestions on why this could be happening that would be great), also had major driver issues with this card, took about 5 hours along with multiple fresh installs of the drivers to get this card running.

Overall this card looks amazing, runs super cool and quiet, amazing service from overclockers as always, hoping i wont need another upgrade for a very long time.


X-Cellent Kard .... I have 2 now

Thought I'd be different with the Title. I bought my 2nd from OC and I've never been happier. It was cheaper too. First card i bought from Over kill I know but you only live once, right.
Performance is off the hook as I have 3 monitors. Want to say a huge thank you to Overclockers for their speedy service and delivery. I agree with what some say about this card though. It is big so please do make you you have enough room to fit. Other than that I highly recommend.


awsome card

updated from my faulty msi hd 7970 and all i can say is wow. runs a lot cooler even with hot room temps. runs quite in comparison to my old card too. looks awsome will be good when i build my desk.... well worth a buy



This card is very well built. It has a very impressive (heavy) cooler that does the job really well. Good overclock from factory, excellent performance and it is quiet. When it starts pumping, my power supply fan it's louder then the card, maybe that's a sign I need to change the PSU also (650w).
Why I choose this one? Because of the cooler, all R9 290's are very good performance wise, but I wanted a quiet one.


Top card

I've just got two of these in a new rig with an i7 4790k and they are class. Great cooling from the vapor-x, even with two cards in the case. If you're looking for one of the best 290s on offer, look no further.

It was a toss up between this and the tri-x but after reading the vapor-x cooling was slightly better, I certainly have no regrets!


Amazing card!

Its been a while since i have upgraded my pc and have just come from 2 GTX 260's in sli. They still performed reasonably well despite their age! After playing BF4 and Crysis 1/2 this card has shown me just how long i have been out of the loop!
I currently play at 1080p so didnt see much point in going for any card higher like the 290x or 780ti and i think i made the right decision.
If anyone is deciding on which 290 to get i highly recommend the Vapor X from Sapphire.


Cool and quiet r9 290 !

If your looking for a 290 then this is the best. I hit 69c with on 32% fans in a warm room which is amazing considering the reference card can hit 90c+. Also this card really looks awesome, can't fault it. Great service from overclockers and packaged well. Will use again.


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