PowerColor Radeon R9 290X PCS+ has Triple Fan Cooling

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Like all other board partners we'll be seeing a custom Radeon R9 290X soon from PowerColor as well. Photo's of the PCS+ model now have surfaced and it has triple fan cooling. Clock frequencies ha...

    PowerColor Radeon R9 290X PCS+ has Triple Fan Cooling
     
  2. AcidSnow

    AcidSnow Master Guru

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    I like the cover on this card, it looks to be a sturdy build using metal instead of plastic. Which I guess is expected since it would otherwise be flimsy/fragile.
     
  3. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    The ASUS DirectCU II of the 290X still reached 85C and 95C OCed.

    AMD needs to go back to the drawingboard.
     
  4. huilun02

    huilun02 Master Guru

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  5. Darkest

    Darkest Ancient Guru

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    That's some nice misinformation you have there.
     
  6. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    That Asus does indeed go above 90c in silent mode at stock. I'm not sure how Hilbert tests the temperature, you can easily 5c-10c if he uses open air situation for testing temperatures.
     
  7. Darkest

    Darkest Ancient Guru

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    When oc'ing a GPU you don't generally set a slow fan profile. People make way too much fuss out of the "silent" mode option. The card is next to inaudible with the settings used in Hilberts review, and maxed out at 77c. It's borderline dishonest to claim the cards are hot, which is all this is. It's been proven wrong time and again, even with jury rigged 7970 coolers.
     

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