AMD Radeon R9 290, Not So Far Behind The 290X

Subscores

Size & Noise 3/5
Power Use 3/5
Performance in Games 5/5

5/5 AMD Radeon R9 290

Pros

Performance
ZeroCore Power function
Catalyst Control Center in driver for managing performance/noise

Cons

Fan gets loud quickly

Conclusion

This Radeon R9 290 graphics card is actually very similar to the R9 290X. Performances are down a little compared with the higher-end “X” version, but they’re still high. Unfortunately, the fan does get quite noisy, though. OUR SCORE 5/5

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