Review: PowerColor Radeon R9 285 TurboDuo

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We review the new Radeon R9-285 TurboDuo from PowerColor. At a price of 249 USD you receive reasonably nice high-end gaming performance, and with 2GB of graphics memory you can game with good image qu...

    Review: PowerColor Radeon R9 285 TurboDuo
     
  2. cyclone3d

    cyclone3d Master Guru

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    The only people I see getting this are the ones who do a ton of video encoding.

    Other than that, I see no reason for this card, especially since it only has 2GB of RAM.
     
  3. Agonist

    Agonist Ancient Guru

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    For anyone that hasnt upgraded in a long time. GTX 560ti, HD 6850,HD 6870, HD 7850, GTX 480 GTX 470, those cards, this is actually a decent upgrade. 2GB vram is actually very good for 1080p still.

    My backup 7850 2gb even runs watch dogs all high settings at 1080p just fine.

    IMHO if someone is looking for running all games ultra and not buying a high end gpu is pretty ignorant.
     
  4. Speely

    Speely New Member

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    Ew. I think I'm switching to Nvidia. :funny:
     

  5. Cybermarc

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    Hello,

    I just bought this graphic card, about a few days ago... And I'm really not happy at all with this graphic card.

    The GPU temperatures over 95 C at full stress under War Hammer II and the fan is really making annoying nosiness.

    Fan is jumping from 1400rpm to 2000 rpm, then it is falling back down to 1400rpm then back up to 2000.

    The article should be reviewed… This GPU is really ****ty… PowerColor never again!!!

    Going back to my old Sapphire 7870OC
     
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