On paper, the R9 390 looks very much like the R9 290 that came before it. Indeed, it is based on the Hawaii GPU released back in October 2013. AMD has made some important tweaks to the Hawaii silicon that they now call Grenada. AMD has been able to add an additional base clock to increase pixel performance. They also changed the video memory from the previous 4Gb of 1250MHz DDR5 to 8Gb of 1500MHz DDR5, increasing texture performance. This alone should allow for greater performance at 4K resolutions and give the card longer flexibility.
Eight months ago Nvidia released its latest GPU architecture with the line of GTX 900 series cards. The new GTX 980 took the industry by storm. It was not long before enthusiasts were starting to wonder when the next Titan series was going to be released and how it would perform. Six month later, they had their answer.
PowerColor has released two versions of the now popular Radeon R9 290X with a beefier cooler. One is the PCS+ Radeon R9 290X with a triple fan cooler that we reviewed back in January 2015. The other is the TurboDuo Radeon R9 290X. The TurboDuo R9 290X leaves the clocks at the stock 1000MHz on the core and 1250MHz on the memory. The TurboDuo features a twin fan design that should offer cooling that is substantially better than the AMD reference cooler design.
The CClub 3D Multi Stream Transport (MST) Hub DisplayPort 1-3 splits and routes DisplayPort signals to three displays from a single display port 1.2 connection. Using adapters you can connect it to many different types of displays; including ones that use VGA, DVI, or HDMI.
7 months ago Nvidia released its latest GPU architecture with the line of GTX 900 series cards. On paper, the new GTX 980 is a bit different from the GTX 780 it replaces. The raster operations pipelines count has been increased from 48 to 64. The texture mapping units have been decreased from 192 to 128. The new card features 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM on a 256 bit bus versus the 3GB. The new CUDA core count is now 2048 versus 2304. Perhaps the biggest news is the reduction on power requirements. The new GTX 980 uses only about 65% of the power of its predecessor.
Club 3D is based in the Netherlands with sales offices in Germany and North America. They were established in 1997 and became the first “Add in Board” with TAI Technologies (now AMD) back in 2001. They have one of the broadest ranges of AMD Radeon graphics cards in the industry, as well as power supplies and various other accessories. Today we will be taking a look at their Radeon R9 285 royalQueen.
PowerColor has released two versions on the now popular Radeon R9 290X with a beefier cooler. The first in the DuoTurbo Radeon R9 290X. The second is the PCS+ Radeon R9 290X, which is what we will be taking a look at today. The PCS+ (Professional Cooling System) features a triple fan cooling solution. The increase in cooling not only allows for lower temperatures over the AMD designed solution, but also allows for higher clocks.