PowerColor Launches R9 290, 290X, PCS+ and LCS

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"PowerColor has a different solution for buyers who can't live with a mere 1050 MHz GPU clock, or for those who don't wish to vent graphics heat into their cases. The LCS R9-290X is clocked to 1060 MHz, which is nearly 1 percent faster than its already overclocked PCS+ model."I've never seen a more sarcastic paragraph written on tomshardware. I'm going to have to admit, i'm rather impressed.
 

Crashman

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Not exactly. Increase power ceiling, lower the threshold temperature for max fan, raise max fan speed, problem solved:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-your-own-r9-290-crossfire,3711-8.html

Well, that takes care of throttling. The supersized cooler helps reduce the noise problem. I'd still prefer the LC solution over three fans that vent into the case though.

 

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#1 it is not 1% faster than stock it is 1% faster than powercolor's other OC'ed card. #2 i don't think i will buy another powercolor product i had my last videocard i got from them die 3 months after the 2year warranty expired. i probably won't buy another 2 year warranty video card again especially since almost every Nvidea card is 3 year warranty. Diamond offers a 5 year warranty and both visiontek and XFX offer lifetime warrantied products and they don't charge more. i was a very big powercolor suporter until just now.
 
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