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How's this 390?

post #1 of 11
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The egg has the Powercolor 390 on sale for $299 before rebate. If this is a great card it would compliment my setup nicely.

http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=N82E16814131672

Obviously I'd buy this tonight since the price will probably go up in the morning.

What does OCN think?

CPU is a FX 8320e and PSU is a seasonic x650.
post #2 of 11
Looks like a nice deal! I bought two MSI 390 Gaming LE cards two weeks ago for $268 each shipped on Jet.com. Had I not bought them, I'd jump on these for sure! thumb.gif
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post #3 of 11
The Powercolor model has a good cooler. Gets a :thumbsup: from me anyways. Great price too.

Althought the 268 dollar MSI 390 price? Insane!!!
post #4 of 11
I'd approve of this. Seems ~5% within the range of performance of a 980 and the cooler is also good to keep it cool ~ 70*C under load
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I'd approve of this. Seems ~5% within the range of performance of a 980 and the cooler is also good to keep it cool ~ 70*C under load

Is the 390 non X that close to a 980?
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Is the 390 non X that close to a 980?

At 1440p it's not far off but I wouldn't say within 5%. It's still better value than the 980 though.
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I'd approve of this. Seems ~5% within the range of performance of a 980 and the cooler is also good to keep it cool ~ 70*C under load

Is the 390 non X that close to a 980?

The one model that you've selected is as per the review that I listed. I can dig a few more but things are not gonna change. An average of 5% slower across all games compared to the 980 is where its at.
post #8 of 11
That's a great card with a great cooler. The only cooler that's better on the 290s is probably the Vapor-X.

The card should stay below 75C in most games with that cooler, perhaps even less if not in Crossfire.

However, I would URGE you guys to avoid the "PowerColor TurboDuo" card. It is this one. As you can see, it has 3 eggs. It has 13 1-egg reviews, which is just as many as the 5 egg reviews. This card/cooler is total trash and everyone I've ever talked to who's owned one says they have nothing but problems.

I'm not sure if they make a 390 TurboDuo or not. But, the PCS+ is a solid buy. (Beware though, supposedly the card is 3-slot or at least blocks the next slot down enough that you can't fit an identical card in Crossfire using the two closest slots.)
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That's a nice card there.
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Well, this is nice to stumble upon. I just bought this card yesterday for my new build!
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