While Nvidia now has their latest GPU out, AMD is still relying on their 290X to lead the pack. Asus sent over their R9 290X Matrix Platinum so that we could finally put it through our benchmark suite and find out if AMDs flagship card with a healthy overclock can keep up with the latest and greatest from Nvidia. I’m especially curious to see how it performs compared to the competition in some of our higher resolution testing. With all of the fuss about memory issues on the GTX 970 it will be great to see how AMDs current flagship card is holding up.

Product Name: Asus R9 290X Matrix Platinum

Review Sample Provided by: Asus

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes



Graphics Engine

AMD Radeon R9 290X

Bus Standard

PCI Express 3.0

Video Memory


Engine Clock

1050 MHz

Memory Clock

5400 MHz ( 1350 MHz GDDR5 )

Memory Interface



DVI Output : Yes x 2 (DVI-D)

HDMI Output : Yes x 1

Display Port : Yes x 1 (Regular DP)

HDCP Support : Yes

Power Consumption

up to 375Wadditional 8+8 pin PCIe power required


2 x Power cable


ROG GPU Tweak & Driver

ASUS Features

Matrix Series

Super Alloy Power


11.7 " x 6 " x 1.6 " Inch

29.718 x 15.24 x4.06 Centimeter


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #36245 09 Feb 2015 15:37
Today we take a look at the R9 290X. It may be a little older but I'm curious how it is holding up to the competition.

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