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Powercolor R9 290X OC Review - PCSTATS.com Powercolor R9 290X OC Review
Mon, Nov 18 2013 | 6:59AM | Filed under: Video Cards| PermaLink Posted by: STAFF

Cooling the card down is a large cooling solution that at times seems less than adequate, especially when running in Quiet mode. Temperatures quickly skyrocket to 94 C on this card before clock speeds start dropping. This is particularly troubling when you run this card in a sealed case. You get some thermal dump into the case, which hopefully is well ventilated with more than just a pair of low CFM fans, or your gaming bliss could be short lived. While AMD states 95 C is OK, I found out otherwise as this card would decide enough was enough and shut down at random times in games, which is a concern that needs to be addressed. Usually after the thermal limits had been reached and had been running under load for any time with a fan speed of less than 55%. Again not a PowerColor problem, but something I am wondering is indicative of the higher operating temperatures on the reference design. I hope that the non-reference designs from AMD`s board partners remedy the cooling concerns to maintain the thermal headroom needed for optimum performance, because currently it`s quite clear that NVIDIA cards run cooler and quieter than this current flagship from AMD."

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