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I've had this custom 290 since it appeared on shelves, a Powercolor PCS+ 290.




Cost $500. Probably below average overclocker -- 1170 core max with voltage increase, 1130 core at stock volts. Memory maxes at 1475. Still -- I love this card, easily one of the best I've ever had. I felt no urge at all to upgrade to 3xx, or Fury. I was rather hoping Vega would come out in 2016, but it seems like 2017 is confirmed now? So -- another year or so with the 290. But I think I'm ok with that.


Anyway, my lack of real disappointment with the Vega in 2017 news, pointing as it does to the 290's enduring strength, made me curious -- how is this card viewed by the enthusiast community, roughly where does it rank all time? Second tier?


Incidentally I know heat and throttling were huge issues with the ref cards. My Powercolor PCS+ was very good, at that size it would have to be lol. I did put this on it-




...but that had more to do with me wanting to do a custom loop for the first time ever. To be honest the NH D14 / Powercolor PCS+ air cooled setup I had right before this custom loop was so great I'm going back to air when Vega comes out probably. Anyway my point here being -- the heat/throttle issues were due to the reference cooler, not the gpu. With a proper cooler, like the Sapphire Tri-X or Powercolor PCS+, the gpu was great.
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One of the greatest cards of the last years along the 980 Ti and HD 7970 i guess.
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Well 290X was basically the only card since maybe Radeon X1950 XTX to actually best Nvidia in the high end. Not right away but latter on.
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By what criteria are you rating the card?

Tahiti and Hawaii are up there with the R300/350 and G80/G92 in longevity.
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how is this card viewed by the enthusiast community, roughly where does it rank all time? Second tier?

Anyway my point here being -- the heat/throttle issues were due to the reference cooler, not the gpu. With a proper cooler, like the Sapphire Tri-X or Powercolor PCS+, the gpu was great.

Isn't it a little late in the game to be rationalizing your purchases? biggrin.gif
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By what criteria are you rating the card?

Tahiti and Hawaii are up there with the R300/350 and G80/G92 in longevity.

To OCN 100% correct but in terms of sales and such G80/92 was never match by any AMD card. Kepler (660,670,670) and Maxwell (960,970,980) sold similarly.
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If you count the performane gains from DX12 and Vulkan plus low level access resource the card has been on the high end lead or close to it during the last 3 years, now it is more or less in mid tier change comparing to the Ellesmere and GP106 GPUs
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To OCN 100% correct but in terms of sales and such G80/92 was never match by any AMD card. Kepler (660,670,670) and Maxwell (960,970,980) sold similarly.

Performance crown, sales figures, even value, are different from longevity...which is why I was questioning the OP about the criteria he's gauging it on.

Anyone who had a Radeon 9500/9700, an 8800GTX/GTS, a 7950/7970, or an R9 290/290X had a card that stayed viable for a very long time.

If we were going by sales, lower-mid range parts would dwarf all other discrete GPUs. And sales figures only matter to the company making the sales, not to end-users.
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Performance crown, sales figures, even value, are different from longevity...which is why I was questioning the OP about the criteria he's gauging it on.

Anyone who had a Radeon 9500/9700, an 8800GTX/GTS, a 7950/7970, or an R9 290/290X had a card that stayed viable for a very long time.

If we were going by sales, lower-mid range parts would dwarf all other discrete GPUs. And sales figures only matter to the company making the sales, not to end-users.


I don't have a specific criteria in mind, more interested in the overall "general view of the community". Is it merely a "good" card, or a memorable one?

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Isn't it a little late in the game to be rationalizing your purchases? biggrin.gif

How am I rationalizing? I didn't get the reference card, I got the Powercolor PCS+, which was one of the best custom 290s. I was just saying, I hope the poor reference cooler doesn't count too heavily against the gpu.
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Originally Posted by taem View Post

Is it merely a "good" card, or a memorable one?

I'm not sure I'd consider it particularly memorable. Definitely long lived if you got them early and a great value if you got them a bit later on, but it didn't do much of anything new on release.
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