Radeon R9 290X Tri-X 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (11226-03-40G)

  • Core: 1000MHz
  • Memory: 4096MB 5000MHz GDDR5
  • Stream Processors: 2816
  • DirectX 11.2 Support
  • AMD CrossFireX Ready
  • AMD Eyefinity
  • AMD Mantle
  • Dolby TrueHD
  • GCN
  • 2 Year Warranty.

Stock Code: GX-342-SP

EAN: 4895106270008

MPN: 11226-03-40G

Manufacturer: Sapphire


Product information: Radeon R9 290X Tri-X 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (11226-03-40G)

AMD Radeon R9 290X is a new graphics card powered by the latest AMD Radeon™ R9 290X graphics-processing unit (GPU). 4GB of super-fast GDDR5 memory for the best gaming experience at the highest resolutions including 4k and incorporates AMD Eyefinity and TrueAudio technologies to enable expansive multi-display setups and more accurate environmental sounds. R9 290X also includes support for both DirectX® 11.2 and AMD's new Mantle application programming interface (API) for great handling of even the most-demanding PC games.


Radeon R9 290X
- GPU: Hawaii XT
- Litecoin Hash Rate: 850-1000
- Stream Processors: 2816
- ROPS: 64
- Core Speed: 1000MHz
- Memory Speed: 5000Mhz
- Memory interface: 512-Bit
- Memory capacity: 4096MB GDDR5
- PCI-Express X16 lane required
- 600W or greater PSU required
- Power Connectors: 8-pin + 6-pin required
- Display Outputs: 2x Dual Link DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
- Warranty: 2yr

- DirectX 11.2 Support
- Open GL 4.2 Support
- Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio support
- Crossfire Support upto 4-way: Native software crossfire (No bridge required)
- Gaming @ 4k Resolutions (UltraHD)
- Synergy with next-gen game consoles (Mantle)
- Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture - optimized from previous generation products


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Customer review "Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Tri-X 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (11226-03-40G)"

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(from 9 customer reviews)
Great graphic card, very powerfull but a litlle bit expensive. I bought for myself and...
Very good performance graphics card with lower than average noise. A bit too long, so...
Banging card any thing you chuck at it it will eat it alive :-) 10/10 did have a 7950...
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great card

Great graphic card, very powerfull but a litlle bit expensive.
I bought for myself and I am impresed. Most of new games going on maximum details...
Four stars because of price, nothing else.


Extremely good

Very good performance graphics card with lower than average noise. A bit too long, so be careful and measure your PC case before buying. In my opinion the best 290x out there.



Banging card any thing you chuck at it it will eat it alive :-) 10/10 did have a 7950 before very happy chappy :-)


Fantastic card

started out with a 7970 vapor x and loved it and becuse of this it made me a fan of sapphire cards, so when i came to upgrade I chose the 290x tri x, fantastic card, stays very cool under load and heavy gaming plus it is very quiet even with alot of gaming etc, Iv never even heard the fans spin up. Also the performance on it is brilliant, mine is set up on a eyefinity and it runs very smoothly. Its just all over a fantastic card and I highly recommend it


Great, stable, quiet, cool running AMD g

I trawled the Internet searching for the best 290X card with a custom air-cooled cooler, and this comes up trumps each time particularly for its high overclocking and mining capability. Having said that, the title is misleading as it isn't the OC version and so does not come with the BF4 voucher code in the box. The description clearly identifies the core clock as 1010Mhz (not 1040Mhz). If cost is not an issue and you're not too bothered about the game then you can use the Sapphire TRIXX software to overclock it to the OC spec yourself!

In terms of box contents, things are straightforward. I didn't use basic the power cables supplied, instead opting to use a single PCI-E braided cable which came with my Corsair AX860i PSU which worked without issue. There was a lack of documentation but the quick guide is all you need -- anything more then you'll have to visit the Sapphire website.

Unclocked out of the box (using Catalyst 13.12 drivers in Windows 7 64 bit), I was not able to get the temperature higher than 73oC under several hours of stress testing with FurMark. This should mean it won't suffer from throttling during intensive gaming like some others do. If this needs to be put in context, the standard 290X cards can get as hot as 95oC (before throttling kicks in?) so not too shabby!

The orange coloured highlights and accents aren't too much of a concern as they face down in a standard tower configuration and for those who have a Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 motherboard which has orange slots thinking it'll match -- unfortunately it won't. This orange is much paler in comparison to the richer coloured slots on the motherboard.

If the price comes considerably over the next 12-24 months I'll be buying a second one and running CrossFire otherwise I see this single GPU card meeting my needs quite nicely :)


Simply the best after-market cooler on t

This is a great piece of kit! I currently have four 290x cards (two VTX3D and two of these). People moan about the price but all things considered this is a good deal, and i'll tell you why...

The cheapest you will find a vanilla 290x is about 385, however, these are LOUD under load and almost unbearable. Also, even using a custom bios and latest drivers, all 290x cards throttle their performance when they reach around 90 degrees.

Now to get around this without breaking the bank, you can buy a GELID Icy Vision Rev.2 cooler for around


the daddy of all the 290x's

ordered a gigabyte windforce one eventually had to RMA it, had artefacts at stock everything, got this one 2 days later (great customer service) and runs cooler has better GDDR (hynix and not elpida) its a beeeeeeeeeeast.


Impressed with this card

Upgraded from my Sapphire 7970 Ghz edition to this one. Performance is outstanding as you would expect and this thing runs nice and cool - even when driving 3 monitors.

Worth noting that this card is also a little smaller than the 7970 vapour X i had before with the trix cooling solution making the card that little bit thinner than the massive vapour X 7970.

For those who are interested this card is also compatible with UEFI bios's and will enable you to set all of those "Windows 8/8.1" options in your MB bios enabling the blistering boot times. Just remember to flick the switch on the top of the card - its very easy to miss. To be honest i haven't tested to see if this mode makes any difference to gaming performance, i suspect not, but its worth having the option as not all cards support it.

In summary - nice piece of kit which is priced well against its competitors.


Not noisy

Needed to replaced my failed Sapphire HD 7970 1GHz (17 months not much of a lifespan in my opinion). Wanted a high end AMD card but didn't like the idea of the intrusive noise reported for the reference version of the R290x.

Well, delighted to say this card is not noisy even when fully spooled up; less intrusive than my HD 7970. Performance is what you would expect - cruises through BF4 with settings auto selected as ultra.

A bit expensive so only 4 stars.

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