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PowerColor PCS+ Radeon R9 290X DirectX 11.2 AXR9 290X 4GBD5-PPDHE 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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Pros: Cool card. In a poorly-ventilated case, it hits 70c after 2 hours of Far Cry 3. It is fairly quiet considering the temperatures too. Fast, quiet, and cool. Came with BF4 too.

Cons: Length, and I wish it was a little quieter, but the 290x is a hot gpu. This is the best out of 3 290x's I have tried (Asus, MSI, and PowerColor).

ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectX 11.2 R9290X-DC2OC-4GD5 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Card is customizable, the colored stickies are great. Runs at 71 degrees gaming at stock clocks. I like that. Metal frame, strong and sexy backplate. Games like no ones business. Just kills FC3 and BF3-4. Kills it.

Cons: Refuses to overclock at all. The memory is Elpida, overclocked to 1350 (100 mhz over stock) by ASUS themselves, and I can't even get 1400 stable. The core of the one I have too won't go over 1100 mhz without constantly crashing either.

Other Thoughts: I can't take an egg off for low overclocking power. She runs great at the intended clocks, and that's what I payed for. Overclocking would've been a bonus, but objectively it is still 5 eggs. It also cost darn close to what I assume it's MSRP is when I bought it, so I was happy to get it inexpensively. EK has a waterblock soon to be released for it too, so it soon will see no higher than 50c ever again.

And don't let the mining goons scare you away. This is a gaming card. No GPU is DESIGNED specifically for mining. I honestly hope you all bought them, and got annoyed because you're having to run 300 watts ($600+) to get 600khash and people are running 2 750ti cards at far under 200 watts ($275+) and getting nearly 550khash, and then Newegg denied your returns... I hope. People downrating a perfectly good GAMING card because their mining baloney isn't working out the way they planned it on their "Dogeinaire" spreadsheets. Enjoy that $00.0008/coin, fellas.


Donny H.'s Profile

Display Name: Donny H.

Date Joined: 06/07/08

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 03/10/14
  • Last Review: 03/22/14
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