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Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Vapor-X Video Card

( 4.7 Average / 18 Ratings )




Part #

(or) 11227-04-40G


PCI-Express x16


Radeon R9 290

Memory Size


Memory Type


Core Clock



250 Watts



SLI Support


CrossFire Support

4-way CrossFire


12.01" (305mm)

DVI-D Dual-Link






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James2276 77 points 20 months ago
from completed build Corsair 240 Air

Best card for the price per performance. Runs a little hot but the Vapor x handles it well.

stricken404 9 points 17 months ago
from completed build SR2 Normandy

As a MSI R9 290x Lightning owner, I know what it's like to own a beefy Radeon card, OC'd out the butt, that weighs a ton, and features a totally redone heatsink.

Though this card leaves something to be desired in terms of packaging over the "black and gold leaf jewelry grade box" that the Lightning comes in, it makes up for it in sheer performance. This card can't decide if it's a R9 290, or an R9 290x. It's OC'd to a terrific 1030 MHz out of the box, which I was able to push up to an amazing 1120 MHz.

As opposed to the Lightning logo, which changes LED color based on load (so very sporadically, and looks ugly, so I stick it at red). This card changes the Sapphire logo LED color based on temperature! With blue for cool, yellow for warm (expect it to be yellow in 99% of gaming scenarios, even when OC'd) and red for hot (only achieved red when running OC'd in a completely ridiculously modded Skyrim, and Crysis 3 maxed out)

5/5 for this card, and for Sapphire. They have definitely earned their name as the EVGA of AMD. Would definitely pick another one of these up, even at 350 dollars.

macrow 10 points 4 months ago
from completed build Midnight Bliss

I bought this card before doing research into other cards, probably would of bought the 1070/1080 if i knew, but it does what it's meant to "plays games in ultra at 60fps.. and thats all i wanted"

holyadin 10 points 4 months ago
from completed build My Personal Gaming Rig.

I've had this card for a lil over a year now. I haven't had the need to overclock it yet! still in love with it.