R9 290

November 12th, 2014

Graphics Card Coil Whine; An Investigation

There has been a lot of talk about the prevalence of graphics card coil whine and we decided to take a closer look by detailing our tests of 50 cards from NVIDIA and AMD.

May 26th, 2014

Sapphire R9 290 Vapor-X OC Review

Sapphire’s R9 290 Vapor-X OC is not only one of the highest-clocked R9 290 cards around but it also boasts some of the highest overclocking headroom we’ve come across in a long time.

March 17th, 2014

XFX R9 290 Double Dissipation Review

XFX’s R9 290 Double Dissipation may not be the fastest R9 290 on the block but it’s certainly one of the best looking.

January 22nd, 2014

Sapphire R9 290 4GB TRI-X OC Review

Sapphire’s R9 290 TRI-X OC seems to have it all: better performance, a great heatsink design and higher clock speeds. But with a $100 premium, is it really worth $600?

January 8th, 2014

VisionTek Launches Water Cooled R9 290 CryoVenom

VisionTek’s new R9 290 CryoVenom combines high clock speeds with a custom water block for ultra low temperatures while retaining a low price. At just $550, the new VisionTek R9 290 CryoVenom can offer the performance of a GTX 780 Ti provided you already have a water cooling loop. Otherwise, it can become quite expensive. All [...]

January 8th, 2014

PowerColor Launches R9 290X & R9 290 PCS+

PowerColor has finally announced their custom R9 290X PCS+and R9 290 PCS+ cards, both of which feature a triple slot heatsink design. The AMD R9 290X and R9 290 are both in heavy demand right now and board partners have begun launching their own riffs on these popular cards. PowerColor’s latest entry uses their newly [...]

December 5th, 2013

GIGABYTE GTX 780 Ti GHz Edition Review

The GHz Edition moniker is typically used for AMD cards but in this case, GIGABYTE is porting it to the GTX 780 Ti.  The end result is nothing short of spectacular.

November 24th, 2013

EVGA GTX 780 Ti SC ACX Review

NVIDIA’s GTX 780 Ti is currently the fastest single core graphics card on the market and EVGA’s Superclock takes it to the next level, providing cooler temperatures and much higher performance.

November 4th, 2013

AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB Review

The R9 290 is a rare card; it competes well against higher-priced NVIDIA and AMD offerings (including the mighty R9 290X) while selling for just $399.  Does that sound like a near-perfect approach?  You bet!