ASUS Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II delivers 19 % faster game performance than reference design DirectCU II: achieves 20% lower temps with 220% the dissipation area, plus 3X quieter running than referenceExclusive CoolTech Fan: drives wider airflow to keep critical components cool.1000 MHZ engine clock for better performance and outstanding gaming experience.DIGI+ VRM with 8-phase Super Alloy Power: delivers precise digital power for superior efficiency, reliability, and performanceGPU Tweak: helps you modify clock speeds, voltages, fan performance and more, all via an intuitive interfaceGPU Tweak Streaming: let you share on-screen action in real time – so others can watch live as games are played19% faster game performance than reference Radeon R9 290 in BattleField 4™ Shop Modal header ASUS Exclusive Innovation Game Faster. Quieter. Cooler. *For demonstration only I/O Ports Highlight 2 X Native DVI-D1 X Native HDMI1 X Native DisplayPort 19% FASTER in Battlefield 4 System ConfigurationMB: RAMPAGE IV EXTREMECPU : Intel Core i7Memory : 16GB( DDR3)OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 SP1 Ultimate Cooling DirectCU II20% cooler and 3X* quieter For Ultimate cooling, ASUS thermal engineers developed the exclusive DirectCU thermal technology. Applying the exclusively designed heatpipes directly on GPU core for faster heat dissipation. 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. BIOS Switcher Ultimate Stability DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power30% 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. Ultimate Graphics Tuning GPU TweakReal-time intuitive graphics tuning Shows detailed specs and actual card status with GPU-ZSync GPU clocks and voltages for easier overclockingMonitoring widget provides real-time detailed multi-parameter info2D/3D switcher locks cards in 3D mode for higher benchmarksAutomatically checks and updates drivers and BIOS versionsStream on-screen action to the web in full HD 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. Graphics GPU Features Powered by AMD Radeon™ R9 290 AMD Eyefinity™TechnologyExtend the view across up to 6displays to immerse yourself ingameplay and entertainment. CrossFire SupportMulti-GPU technology for extreme performance. AMD HD3DImmerse 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 3.0Delivers double the bandwidth per lane of PCIe 2.0 for faster GPU-CPU communication. Microsoft DirectX 11.2 APIBrings new levels of visual realism to gaming on the PC and get top-notch performance.