( 4.7 Average / 7 Ratings )
I can't be more pleased with the performance of my XFX Radeon R9 290x GPU. Right out of the box I paired it with a I5 4690k, and got 300 fps on CS:GO and CS: Source, as well as maxing out fps on LOL on the highest video settings. All of this was right out of the box, without overclocking.
This is a damn good card. Run's hot as hell at times, but I've been told that Hawaii based GPU's tend to do this. The Double D cooler on the card does a damn solid job of keeping this card from melting under high loads. If it weren't for the high power consumption of the card, I'd rate it much higher. Base requirements for a PSU for this card is 750W. Holy crap!
I wish I could have waited for the rebrand/next gen 300 series