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Old 04-04-14, 11:45 AM
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PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Review

Time to take a look at a factory overclocked R9 290X, courtesy of PowerColor and their PCS+ model.

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Old 04-04-14, 02:41 PM
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Yet another solid performing cooler for the 290/290x gpus. It just shows how much AMD messed up with their cooler. Decent little card, its a shame powercooler aren't often considered in builds.
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Old 04-04-14, 04:41 PM
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Looks like the Tri-X has some competition. Nice to see more 290s that have good coolers, keeping them cool and quiet.
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Old 05-04-14, 07:40 PM
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Just wanted to say

I have the R9 290 version of this card and I'm blown away by it runs Star Citizen on maximum settings butter smooth and if I turn Vsync off on skyrim it runs heavily modded on ultra settings and doesn't dip below 257FPS, with Vsynce on it stays at a constant 62 FPS+ on my 32inch TV I use as a monitor till I get a 4K monitor and on Uniengine Heaven it averages 72FPS maxes out at 139FPS on highest settings without anything other than the stock clock settings

Might have to get a second one if I can fit it on my Asus Maximus VI Formula trouble is it doesn't leave much clearance for the top card and I'm worried about choking its air supply ?
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Old 11-04-14, 08:19 AM
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Excellent review Bryan

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