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PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Review


PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Specifications:

Graphics Engine
Video Memory
Engine Clock
Memory Clock
1350MHz x4 (5.4 Gbps)
Memory Interface
DirectX® Support
Bus Standard
PCIE 3.0
Standard Display Connectors
Feature Support
CrossFireX™ Technology
ATI Stream Technology
ATI Eyefinity Technology
ATI Hypermemory Technology
Display Support
VGA Output
DVI Output
On Board
On Board
TV Output
HDTV Output
HDCP Support
Maximum Resolution
Power Specs + Board Dimensions
Board Dimensions
Minimum System Power requirement (W)
Extention Power Connector
One 6-Pin and One 8-Pin PCI Express Power connectors


PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Features:

  • GCN Architecture: A new design for AMD’s unified graphics processing and compute cores that allows them to achieve higher utilization for improved performance and efficiency.
  • AMD Eyefinty Technology: Run multiple displays from a single graphics board and expand your gaming field of view across all displays.
  • AMD App Acceleration:  AMD App Accelerator creates a “co-processing” environment in which the compute processing potential in your AMD Radeon™ Graphics processor works together with the system central processor, to accelerate enabled applications.
  • AMD HD3D Technology: Supports the latest stereoscopic 3D content and display technologies, Play 3D games, watch Blu-ray 3D videos, and edit 3D photos on your 3D Monitors, TV, or projector.
  • AMD CrossFire™ Technology: Multi-GPU support offers superior scalability. Increase our gaming performance up to 2x with AMD CrossFire™ technology, 2.75x for TriFire configurations, or 3.75x with QuadFire configs.
  • Microsoft DirextX® 11.2: Get intense gaming performance and unrivalled image quality with stunning 3D visual effects, realistic lighting and lifelike imagery.
  • AMD HD Media Accelerator: Assumes rendering responsibility for HD encode (VCE)/decode (MPEG-4 ASP, H.264. MVC, MPEG2, etc.) and conclusively enable superior video playback quality with advanced hardware post-processing algorithms.
  • AMD PowerPlay™ Technology: AMD PowerPlay™ Technology dynamically adjusts clockspeeds in response to GPU load, saving power for just when you need it.
  • AMD PowerTune Technology: Maximizes performance under load conditions by dynamically increasing the GPU engine clock to take advantage of unused TDP headroom. Also allows users to configure their own TDP limit, within a provided range, for even higher performance or more power efficiency.
  • PCI Express 3.0: Delivers double the bandwidth per lane of PCIe Gen 2 for faster GPU.
  • Microsoft Windows® 7 Support: Comprehensive OS support including Windows XP, Windows Vista, the very latest Windows® 7 functionality and Driver support.
  • Advanced GDDR5 Memory Technology: GDDR5 memory provides the highest available memory bandwidth of any memory technology today, enabling higher GPU performance.
  • HDMI: Integrated high speed HDMI output with 1080p 120Hz 3D Stereoscopic support, and 4K resolution display support.
  • Microsoft Windows® 8 Support: Comprehensive OS support including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and the very latest Windows® 8 functionality and Driver support.
  • PCS-Professional Cooling System: The unique cooling technology can decrease operating environment temp. Effectively, and enhance headroom for OC capabilities.



All information courtesy of Powercolor @ http://www.powercolor.com/us/products_features.asp?id=522#Specification

  1. PowerColor R9 290X PCS+: Introduction & Closer Look
  2. PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Closer Look: The Video Card
  3. PowerColor R9 290X PCS+: Specifications & Features
  4. PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  5. PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Testing: Metro: Last Light
  6. PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Testing: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
  7. PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Testing: BioShock Infinite
  8. PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Testing: Crysis 3
  9. PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Testing: Far Cry 3
  10. PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Testing: Battlefield 4
  11. PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Testing: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  12. PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Testing: Batman: Arkham Origins
  13. PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Testing: Unigine Heaven 4.0
  14. PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Testing: 3DMark
  15. PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Testing: Ultra HD
  16. PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Testing: Temperatures
  17. PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Testing: Power Consumption
  18. PowerColor R9 290X PCS+: Conclusion
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