Editor's Notes & Price Research
Rebate is valid through 11/15 and limited to 1 per household. Refer to the forum thread for discussion on compatibility. -johnny_miller
$219.99 before $20 MIR
The R9 290 normally retails for around $300, even on sale not less than $250 so $50-100 savings.
This card is slightly inferior to the Nvidia GTX 970 by maybe 10-15% and doesn't support DX12.
This card is DX 12 compatible.
It is also faster running DX 12 than the 970 at 4K resolution because it actually has 4 GB of full-speed VRAM unlike the 970 which only has 3.5 GB of VRAM that runs at a normal speed. It also has a 512-bit bus unlike the 970.
This card does not support HDMI 2.0, and while it can do 4k 60hz, it can only do it over DisplayPort, but NOT over HDMI.