The R290X will have a maximum power design of roughly 275 Watts, but they are made to overclock as well so ASUS will extending the power limitation a little bit with the help of their overclock utility. Above the two 8-pin PEG headers I mentioned on the previous page. The PCB itself custom and is based on ASUS’s Super Alloy Power technology and comes with a multi-Phase DIGI+ VRM power delivery which gives the core enough power to overclock and run with maximum stability. Why so much power leads you ask ? This board has been designed the pro-overclockers as well. LN2 modes are available and sub-zero cooling and overclocking requires heaps of power. For the avid end-user that will keep original cooling we agree, it is a bit overkill.
I really need to find me one of these CSI rulers for sheer coolness factor :) . The card is 10.7 inches in length which is 28 cm. The cooler extends that to almost 29/30cm though.
ASUS tucked 4 GB of graphics memory on this card, I do feel that 4 GB is more tasty. ASUS delivers a backplate with the card, so the backside is nicely protected. Good to see are ventilation holes over the VRM area. Unfortunatelt he GPu area is blocked, no meshes or gaps. The back of the PCB comes with specialized CAPs which increase the overclocking headroom while the custom concrete alloy chokes help reduce the buzzing noise produced on reference variants. You'll spot that the card was designed for ASUS ROG features as well, with voltage read points at the back which are visible through the backplate.
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