In this article Guru3D reviews the reference AMD Radeon R9-290X. They'll benchmark these cards with FCAT Frametimes, Ultra High Definition and of course, check out game performance with the latest games next to power consumption and heat levels as well. This is one review you don't wanna miss! The new flagship product has been long awaited and anticipated. The Radeon R9-290X will compete with Nvidia's finest in both, performance and price levels. These cards are little beasts. As such this in-depth review will cover the Volcanic Islands GPU architecture, Hawaii for the 290 series.