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PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Testing:
3DMark: The just-released version of Futuremark's popular 3DMark suite is designed to let a wider range of the user base make a comparative analysis of the gaming prowess of their systems from entry level PCs, to notebooks, and extreme gaming PCs.
- Default test settings
- Cloud Gate
- Fire Strike
- Fire Strike Extreme
With a nice factory overclock, the PowerColor PCS+ is stronger than the GTX 780 Ti in the two benchmarks that are predominantly GPU limited, Fire Strike and Firestrike Extreme, at stock speeds. The decent overclock on the PCS+ R9 290X is not enough to outperform the GTX 780 Ti when the clock speeds are set to kill. Once overclocked, PowerColor's PCS+ card does score higher in these two tests than the rest of NVIDIA's product stack.