Club 3D Radeon R9 285 royalQueen Review: Page 6 of 6

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Posted by Heath Coop on Friday, February 13, 2015 - 8:15am

Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Club 3D R9 285 royalQueen

Club 3D has taken an interesting approach with their version of the Radeon R9 285. The short card design will certainly allow it to fit in more cases then most of the competition’s card. This short design does have some drawbacks though. The Radeon R9 285 royalQueen runs a bit on the warm side and is also a little louder than I would like. I found the matte black with red highlight design very appealing. The rounded cooler shroud creates a unique look that sets it apart from the crowd.

The Radeon R9 285 outperformed the previous R9 280, as well as the Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 in almost every test I threw at it. It even managed to best the R9 280X on more than one occasion. As the drivers mature, the improvements should become even more pronounced. It only performed marginally behind the Gigabyte R9 285 we tested earlier. Once both the cards were overclocked, they were almost a dead match.

If you are looking for a powerful card in a small package, this may just be the perfect choice. Thank you to Club 3D for supplying the card in this review.

Likes

  • Excellent Price to Performance Ratio
  • Small Profile
  • Low TDP
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Dislikes

  • A Bit Loud Under Load

Highly Recommended

 

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