XFX Radeon R9 290 CrossFire Video Card Review at 4K Ultra HD


XFX DD Radeon R9 290 CrossFire Overclocking


How well does the XFX Double Dissipation Radeon R9 290 graphics card overclock? We were wondering the same thing and fired up AMD Catalyst Control Center to find out!


The XFX DD R9 290 comes clocked at 947MHz on the core and 1250MHz on the Elpida GDDR5 memory ICs. Were able to overclock the card up to 1100MHz Core and 1350MHz on the 4GB of GDDR5 memory. This is a 153MHz increase on the core clock and that should yield some nice gains in game titles and synthetic benchmarks!


The XFX Double Dissipation Radeon R9 290 out of the box in 2-way CrossFire with the latest Catalyst 14.4 beta drivers scored 14,817 points in 3DMark Fire Strike.


After our overclock we were able to get a score of 16,462 3DMarks. This is a nice 11.1% performance improvement and shows that you can still easily overclock an AMD CrossFire setup for more performance.