Thursday, November 6th 2014

PowerColor Launches Radeon R9 290X PCS+ 8GB

TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards since 1997, has released a new model, the PowerColor R9 290X with an advanced frame buffer memory of 8GB. Designed to fully support future graphically demanding titles at 4k resolution, the PCS+ R9 290X 8GB GDDR5 comes packed with an 8gb memory size, as well as latest GCN architecture innovations such as DirectX 12 and Mantle API. Offering gamers an incredibly immersive HD gaming experience at unrivaled performance.

The new PCS+ model utilizes 8GB of GDDR5 memory with 2816 stream processors. The larger 8GB frame buffer caters to latest applications and games that are getting more memory intensive. Clocks speeds are 1030MHz for the core and 1375MHz for the memory, which is connected via a new high speed 512-bit memory interface delivering excellent performance. To maintain higher OC performance with stability, PowerColor uses their own exclusive Gold Power Kit, including a Digital PWM to decrease the ripple and enhance power efficiency; the PowIRstage enables the Peak Efficiency up to 93.2% and the Multi Phases Design can enhance power efficiency and stability.

The newest PCS+ R9 290X is armed with PowerColor's exclusive PCS+ triple fan design, which combines three 8015 fans, two sets of aluminum cooling fin and a total of 5 heat pipes. This offers gamer superb cooling performance that is 24% cooler and 17% quieter than ref. design. The PCS+ R9 290X only use the highest quality material with a metal back plate and shroud, making it a one of a kind product that gamers have never seen before.
For more information, visit the product page.
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2 Comments on PowerColor Launches Radeon R9 290X PCS+ 8GB

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mcraygsx
Great review. Cooler on this card might not look much BUT it keeps 290X cooler then any other cooler currently in the market. Far better cooler then Asus/MSI/Gigabyte etc.

My 290x PCS+ remains at 37C idle and never budget over 69 even during Extreme Gaming for hours. My home temp is usually cool. Overclocks very well as compare to my previous Asus DCU II version of 290X.
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RevoLand
mcraygsx said:
Great review. Cooler on this card might not look much BUT it keeps 290X cooler then any other cooler currently in the market. Far better cooler then Asus/MSI/Gigabyte etc.

My 290x PCS+ remains at 37C idle and never budget over 69 even during Extreme Gaming for hours. My home temp is usually cool. Overclocks very well as compare to my previous Asus DCU II version of 290X.
I agree, never seen 82C+ in any game/under extreme conditions on my R9 290(non-x) with my custom fan settings to keep the noise low (40% max fan speed until 85C, as Hawaii gpu made to have a life with 94C :P)
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