PowerColor Radeon R9 390 PCS+ 8GB review

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With recommended gaming resolutions up-to 2560x1440 the Radeon R9-390 has features like AMD TrueAudio Technology, and yes, that massive amount of 8 GB of memory.


The card is factory tweaked towards 1010 MHz. The PCS+ is a card that has a seriously proper cooler, a cooler that the GPU deserves and sure, needs. 


At the heart of the Radeon R9 390 PCS+ rests the Hawaii / Grenada GPU with its 6 Billion transistors on a 438 mm2 Die and that 512-bit memory bus with 8 GB 6.0 Gbps GDDR5 memory. A gorgeous looking card alright. That cooler is pretty nice, it really gives overall good temperatures as it can eat away and dissipate almost 500W of heat whilst remaining fairly quiet. As a result, under full load this card manages to hover under ~70 degrees C in our testing. 


The card has 2560 stream processors and a clock Frequency up-to 1010 MHz for this model. A massive 8 GB of 512-bit memory is fitted on there running at 6.0 Gbps. Anyone with a monitor resolution up-to 2560x1440 can play their games at extremely good quality settings, and with a small tweak or two, ultra high definition gaming at that big whopper of a resolution called UHD - 3840 x 2160 pixels.  Look at that backplate BTW, nice huh!


The card has one full DP, one HDMI and two DVI connectors. So yes, Eyefinity works here perfectly fine as well. It might be a very interesting card with which to set up a cheap desktop multi-monitor setup this way. Not so much for gaming though. AMD allows you to opt for the multi-GPU road with Crossfire as an option. You can pair two in one PC and have them do a decent workout. A Crossfire bridge is no longer needed. The data will be moved over the PCI-Express (preferably 3.0) bus.


The card is roughlt 11 inches in length which is like 29 cm for those that like and reside in the Metric system.

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