Although all of the R9 270X’s and R9 280X’s that we have covered have been extremely exciting, especially the Toxic cards, to date we hadn’t had a chance to take a look at the newest cards from AMD. Today we finally have that chance. Sapphire sent over their R9 290 Tri-X for us to put through our tests. The Toxic cards have dominated in our other reviews so I am extremely interested in how well the 290 Tri-X will perform with it sharing a very similar cooling design. With high expectations, let’s jump into it and let the numbers do the talking.

Product Name: Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X

Review Sample Provided by: Sapphire

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes



Display Support

Supports up to 3 display monitor(s) without DisplayPort

4 x Maximum Display Monitor(s) support


1 x HDMI (with 3D)

1 x DisplayPort 1.2

2 x Dual-Link DVI-D


1000 MHz Core Clock

28 nm Chip

2560 x Stream Processors

Video Memory

4096 MB Size

512 -bit GDDR5

5200 MHz Effective


305(L)X113(W)X38(H) mm Size.

2.2 x slot


Driver CD


8 PIN to 4 PIN Power Cable

6 PIN to 4 PIN Power Cable

HDMI 1.4a high speed 1.8 meter cable(Full Retail SKU only)



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garfi3ld replied the topic: #33684 15 Jan 2014 18:07

Why not get over hump day with a look at the R9 290 Tri-X from Sapphire!

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