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Partner Cards: Two Radeon R9 290s And Five 290Xs, Updated

Video Comparison

The combination of how hot each board gets, how well its heat sink is designed, and how fast its fans spin gives each graphics card a unique acoustic signature. The audio track is taken directly from the measurement microphone, which records as we run a long loop of Metro: Last Light.

Radeon R9 290

Sapphire Tri-X OC R9 290

Gigabyte GV-R929OC-4GD R9 290 Windforce OC

Radeon R9 290 Reference + Arctic Accelero Extreme III

Radeon R9 290X

Asus R9290X-DC2OC-4GD5 R9 290X DirectCU II OC

Gigabyte GV-R929XOC-4GD R9 290X Windforce OC

HIS R9 290X IceQ X² Turbo

MSI R9 290X Gaming 4G

Sapphire Tri-X OC R9 290X