ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II gives new hope to hardcore gamers

    • DirectCU II achieves 20% lower temps with 220% the dissipation area, plus 3X quieter running than reference.
    • Exclusive CoolTech Fan drives wider airflow to keep critical components cool.
    • DIGI+ VRM with 8-phase Super Alloy Power delivers precise digital power for superior efficiency, reliability, and performance.
    • GPU Tweak helps you modify clock speeds, voltages, fan performance and more, all via an intuitive interface.
    • GPU Tweak Streaming let you share on-screen action in real time – so others can watch live as games are played.
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      ASUS Exclusive Innovation

      Game Faster. Quieter. Cooler.

      DirectCU II
      *For demonstration only
      I/O Ports Highlight

      2x Native Dual-link DVI-D
      1x Native HDMI
      1x Native DisplayPort

      Ultimate Cooling

      DirectCU II
      DirectCU II
      20% cooler and 3X* quieter

      Exclusive DirectCU II thermal design includes a direct-GPU contact 10mm copper heatpipe and 220% larger dissipation area to boost heat removal efficiency. It performs 20% cooler and 3X quieter than reference.

      * Equivalent to 14dB and performance varies depending on system configuration

      CoolTech Fan

      Proprietary CoolTech fan consists of a hybrid blade and bearing design, with inner radial blower and outer flower-type blades. These provide multi-directional airflow to accelerate heat removal and enable highly stable graphics performance.

      CoolTech Fan

      BIOS Switcher

      CoolTech Fan

      Ultimate Stability

      DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power
      DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power
      30% less power noise and 2.5X greater durability

      Acclaimed DIGI+ VRM has been applied via a 8-phase power design that uses digital voltage regulators to minimize power noise by 30%, enhance power efficiency by 15%, widen voltage modulation tolerance, and improve overall stability and longevity by 2.5 times over reference.

      POSCAPs to lower power noise, enhance overclocking, and improve stability far beyond standard analog designs.

      DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power

      Ultimate Graphics Tuning

      GPU Tweak with streaming
      GPU Tweak
      Real-time intuitive graphics tuning

      • Shows detailed specs and actual card status with GPU-Z
      • Sync GPU clocks and voltages for easier overclocking
      • Monitoring widget provides real-time detailed multi-parameter info
      • 2D/3D switcher locks cards in 3D mode for higher benchmarks
      • Automatically checks and updates drivers and BIOS versions
      • Stream on-screen action to the web in full HD
      DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power
      Stream online instantly

      GPU Tweak streaming tool that lets you share on-screen action in real time – so others can watch live as games are played. It's even possible to add to the streaming window scrolling text, pictures and webcam images.

      3GB GDDR5 Memory

      Color Match Kit

      Customize your card

      Red or gold – the choice is yours! ASUS includes easy-to-apply metallic stickers so you can choose the color to match your motherboard.

      With Red Stickers

      DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power

      With Gold Stickers

      Graphics GPU Features

      Powered by AMD Radeon™ R9 290X
      Powered by AMD Radeon™ R9 290X
      AMD Eyefinity™Technology
      AMD Eyefinity™Technology
      Extend the view across up to 6displays to immerse yourself ingameplay and entertainment.
      AMD TrueAudio technology
      CrossFire Support
      Multi-GPU technology for extreme performance.
      AMD PowerTune technology
      AMD HD3D
      Immerse in stereoscopic 3D gaming and get up close and personal with your favorite stars while watching Blu-ray 3D. AMD HD3D is also designed for professionals who create complex visual effects and detailed data visualizations.
      PCI Express 3.0
      PCI Express 3.0
      Delivers double the bandwidth per lane of PCIe 2.0 for faster GPU-CPU communication.
      Microsoft DirectX 11.2 API
      Microsoft DirectX 11.2
      Brings new levels of visual realism to gaming on the PC and get top-notch performance.