Review: PowerColor DEVIL Radeon R9 390X

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We look at the DEVIL from PowerColor in a Radeon R9 390X jacket. A Hybrid cooled product meaning air for the VRM area and liquid cooling on the Hawaii GPU, now called Grenada. Thanks to this cooler th...

    Review: PowerColor DEVIL Radeon R9 390X
     
  2. DiceAir

    DiceAir Maha Guru

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    Nice to see some dx12 benchmark. Thanks HH
     
  3. Aoyagi

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    Why is the Fury X above 980 Ti in the Shadow of Mordor chart?
     
  4. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Ah the table needs sorting. Will update this afternoon.
     

  5. cowie

    cowie Ancient Guru

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    they tried to put a new spin on an old gpu so you cant knock them for that but jeez that ying and yang color combo(plastic or not)is not want I would want,one or the other would be fine.
     
  6. Turanis

    Turanis Ancient Guru

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    Impressive card: GPU 1100 MHz,VRAM 6100 MHZ.
    It has the same performance or better than Gtx 980.

    And you dont need the Crossfire bridges.Geez.
     
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  7. Ryu5uzaku

    Ryu5uzaku Ancient Guru

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    Btw I've been wondering about the 62fps on the 290x is that an old score or is it really 19fps slower then 390x in bioshock infinite? :eek:

    Great review and interesting to see Ashes there :)
     
  8. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    This is overclocked version though. With custom GTX 980's you can easily gain extra ~15-20% speed. Custom GTX 980 will be much quieter and consumes less power.

    I think they messed up with the cooling. The settings they use are too aggressive assuming that fan and not the pump is making noise.
     
  9. Solfaur

    Solfaur Ancient Guru

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    Performance may be good, but damn the design is really not my cup of tea, not in the slightest. :)
     
  10. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    When you look at calculated tdp 307 watts vs 171 watts for the 980, looks less impressive imo.
     

  11. StewieTech

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    Am i the only one who thinks the card is ugly as hell?
     
  12. NiColaoS

    NiColaoS Master Guru

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    Just "less impressive"? You simply don't go on AMD. Unfortunately, no matter how you see it, the 980 is clear winner in case you try to compare 'em. 4 extra GB is the only thing the 390 has more, but again, the card can't even run low settings on 4K, so... I don't see any reason.
     
  13. ---TK---

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    Yeah, its not like the 390x is an awful performing card or anything, that extra 4gb of vram is useless in single card config except for a handful of modded games.
     
  14. Agonist

    Agonist Ancient Guru

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    Id give up my 670 sli for this.
    It would match the theme of my build very well.
    I had a R9 290 with an AIO on it.
    It was really nice.
    I dont personally are about power use of the card.
    My pc dont run 24/7.
     
  15. icedman

    icedman Maha Guru

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    I never understood any of the 300 series normally when a series gets rebranded it gets a cost reduction and a small speed boost this rebrand increased prices on an old gpu by like 150$ for 4gb extra ram?
     

  16. AMDJoe

    AMDJoe AMD rep

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    Such a crazy looking card! Cool to see a DX12 benchmark included as well!
     
  17. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Nope.... I think it's one of the ugliest cards I've seen.
     
  18. Elder III

    Elder III Ancient Guru

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    I actually like the look of it. However out of dozens of video cards I've installed and/or worked on PowerColor is the only brand I've ever had problems with (2/3 GPUs had problems from the factory).
     
  19. Noisiv

    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    don't care much (if any :D) about the looks

    thoroughly impressed with cooler/load temp

    EDIT: scratch that - idle noise too high
     
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  20. Agonist

    Agonist Ancient Guru

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    How loud is too loud for idle? I sit right next to my rig.
    And its almost inaudible with 8 fans alone with counting the 3 video cards and power supply fan.
     

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