Club3D R9 290 Royal Ace Review
Published: 20th June 2014 | Source: Club 3D | Price: |
There are a few variants in the Club3D Poker range, so the addition of a large A to denote the Royal Ace model is welcome. There is a Royal Ace 290X too, for which the packaging is identical excepting for the X at the end of the model, so it's worth paying close attention if you're planning on buying one. Of course we're here to discover if you should.
The R9 290 version now comes with a triple fan design to keep the temperatures under control. We know that three fans produce more noise than a single one, just through sheer volume of air if nothing else, so we're curious as to whether the Royal Ace is a typhoon or the noise has been kept under control.
There can be no doubts that the design of the card is spot on. With an all metal shroud, and a lovely backplate, we really like the looks. They haven't strayed far from the Club3D Poker formula and it has paid off. Very attractive card indeed.
The inputs and outputs are standard R9 290 fare, 8+6 power inputs and the usual array of AMD outputs.
We know that sometimes we can laud the design of something and you wonder if it will actually look good in your rig, so here it is in our graphics card test bench, and we think you'll agree it's perfectly matched.