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Anyone want to tell me if there is anything wrong with the PowerColor PCS+ R9 290 and 290X? I'm finding crazy deals on them for great prices. Are they not good cards?

I have a powercolor R9 290 and i highly recommended it also i have had no trouble at all with it!...Also i believe it has the best non reference cooler on it?...The cooler on it is very large and covers 3 slots and has some lovely heat sinks on the VRM chips...It comes factory overclocked at 1040mhz and the memory is running at 1350mhz...Also after a 3 hour heaven benchmark 4.0 the temps barely raised above 70c.

Edit: And that max temp of 70c is running in crossfire with a Gigabyte windforce R9 290 above it....which i would also highly recommend...However the windforce is a fair bit louder than the Powercolor once she gets up and running after a few hours of gaming!
Edited by lawson67 - 4/12/14 at 8:37am
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my bad, I completely forgot to include the code. CLRSALEAPR11

The Royal X is still on sale for 419, with 22 left in stock.

here's the actaul card


This card looks to me like it has the powercolor pcs+ heatsink on it?
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Here's a link to the Catalyst 14.4 drivers, if anybody wants to try them.
http://www.ngohq.com/news/24735-amd-catalyst-14-4-beta.html I think they're good. I haven't read any notes on them though... smile.gif
post #20494 of 43971
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I don't get why it's a NA only thing though, same as the Lifetime Warranty (unless that changed)
that i dont know
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post #20495 of 43971
The prices of the cards has dropped for 2 main reasons: 1, the difficulty of most crpto coins has gone up drastically - so much it has shot profits down. And 2, a lot of people can't keep them cool due to the increasing ambient temperatures. Unless you have them in a separate building, that's going to be a huge load put on the ac.
post #20496 of 43971
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Originally Posted by lawson67 View Post

This card looks to me like it has the powercolor pcs+ heatsink on it?
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Where?
http://products.ncix.com/detail/club3d-radeon-r9-290x-royalking-6d-94194-1374.htm

and I uploaded the wrong pic. NCIX has the RoyalKing not the ACE
post #20497 of 43971
Thanks!
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Running quad here, i water blocked all mine and have a 1600watt psu to go with them. I can't really overclock very much because i get worried about my PSU and breaker lol. I can only suggest if your looking for absolute max fps go 4 gpus. It's really hard to recommend it over 3 because 3 do well. I am currently doing scaling tests but in 4k eyefinity in another thread 11520x2160 right now. If you would like i can do some scaling tests at 5760 from 3 to 4gpus. I don't have alot of the brand new game releases though. And yes some games really have problems with 4 way CF over 3 wayCF. One comes to my mind is SKYRIM.

If your going to have to spend a chunk of money to get that 4th card in, your benefits per dollar will go down frown.gif

Hey thanks DeadlyDNA...would love to see some scaling on 3 vs 4 cards @ 5760. If I do put the 4th 290 in with my other 3 290s I think I would just use an add2psu and hook up a 600W to feed the extra GPU. That way I could save on money and wait for the 1500W next gen EVGA or the AX1500i from corsair wink.gif I would still need to buy another radiator though, and hook up some GT 1450rpm fans to those...so we are talking about 400 dollars extra just to do quad 290s.

I was looking at your 4k eyefinity thread...impressive stuff! Cant wait until you load up a pic of the setup and make sure to put something in for size reference haha.
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...up,3655-5.html
via comparison in this 280X review, the royalking needs to spin to 2500rpm and asus directcu only need to spin to 1500rpm for the same temps
this may or may not apply to 290x, but the royalking is a louder cooler as it has faster fans

anyone has more info on this card?
the asus directcu seem to be a failed implementation on 290/290x. high core and vrm temps.
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...up,3655-5.html
via comparison in this 280X review, the royalking needs to spin to 2500rpm and asus directcu only need to spin to 1500rpm for the same temps
this may or may not apply to 290x, but the royalking is a louder cooler as it has faster fans

anyone has more info on this card?
the asus directcu seem to be a failed implementation on 290/290x. high core and vrm temps.

yup, my Core and VRM temps are at 90 degrees with my ASUS R9 DU card. I plan on adding shims to cores, but I"m not sure how will I will improve the VRM temps. There only so much a quality thermal pad can do


plus now I need to consider which cards I want to watercool. I only want to watercool 3 cards, and I already have two reference R9 290 blocks

My R9 200 cards

XFX R9 290 reference <--Highest Hashrate
VisionTek R9 290 Reference with non reference cooler <--In the R9 280X range
2x ASUS DU R9 290 <---Strictly gaming card, horrible hashrate and horrible overclocker
CLUB 3D RoyalKing R9 290X
ASUS DU R9 290X

I've never been this this situation before biggrin.gif do I cool the high end cards? or should I cool the cards in desperate need of cooling (ie. the ASUS cards)
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