Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Review
Published by Hiwa Pouri on 20.08.14 (27337 reads)
The Radeon R9 290 has been introduced quite a while back and thanks to Sapphire we're finally having a look at the reference model. As you might already know, the card comes with a blower type cooler and clocked at 947 MHz on the GPU and 5'000 MHz for the memory. Overall we're curious to see what kind of damage this card can do.
As we already mentioned this is an AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics card, that's been build according to reference specifications. The GPU is therefore set to work at up to 947 MHz. A closer look at the memory reveals clocks are at 1'250 MHz (effective 5'000 MHz).
During our testing the Sapphie Radeon R9 290 constantly kept core clocks at 947 MHz. Usually, when we run Furmark, we see GPU clocks go down by quite a few MHz, but with this card that is not the case.