Club3D R9 285 Royal Queen Review

Test Setup and Up Close

Club3D R9 285 COOLSTREAM Review 

Test Setup and Up Close

 

Test Setup

CPUAMD Athlon x4 860K @ 4.5GHz
MotherboardMSI A88X-G45 Gaming
Memory

AMD Radeon Memory @ 2400MHz

GraphicsClub3D Radeon R9 285
CoolingCorsair H80i
Power SupplyCorsair HX850
CaseCorsair 300R 
Storage2x Corsair 60GB LS Solid State Drives

 

Up Close

As you can see in the pictures below the R9 285 Royal Queen is a nice looking GPU, with a simple all black shroud over an dual-fan cooler which is cooled by 3 direct contact heat pipes. The side of the card shows Club3D's branding and highlights the fact this card uses their CoolStream cooler, which while I would have preferred if it said Royal Queen it will look good through any case window.

On the Top of the card it also says Radeon in bold white lettering, which in a case will remain unseen unless ofcourse you have an upside-down style case like the Silverstone RV04. Looking at the Rear IO we see the usual outputs, 2xDVI-D, 1x HDMI 1.4a and a single DisplayPort 1.2 output. Looking at the PCB we also see a lack of any crossfire fingers, meaning that this GPU will be using AMD's XDMA CrossFire which uses the your PC's PCIe bandwidth instead of an external CrossFire bridge.

 

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Most Recent Comments

11-11-2014, 10:53:29

Wraith
Noice! I was looking at these the other day, with the future possibility of XFire later.. What is the weight like of the card, is it a hefty beast or a no worries light as a feather slab, sag bothers me.Quote

11-11-2014, 11:05:41

WYP
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Originally Posted by Wraithguard View Post
Noice! I was looking at these the other day, with the future possibility of XFire later.. What is the weight like of the card, is it a hefty beast or a no worries light as a feather slab, sag bothers me.
Well I don't have a set of scales to weigh it but i'd say it is pretty lightweight, I didn't see any sag when it was being tested. Hope this helpsQuote

11-11-2014, 11:08:35

Wraith
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Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
Well I don't have a set of scales to weigh it but i'd say it is pretty lightweight, I didn't see any sag when it was being tested. Hope this helps
All I needed to know, thanks dude. It'll go on the list of maybes, I'm a way off yet but it's good to have a plan.Quote

11-11-2014, 11:12:12

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Wraithguard View Post
All I needed to know, thanks dude. It'll go on the list of maybes, I'm a way off yet but it's good to have a plan.
Theres SFA stock around now Wraith - be better off waiting for 960 pricesQuote

11-11-2014, 11:14:00

barnsley
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Originally Posted by Wraithguard View Post
All I needed to know, thanks dude. It'll go on the list of maybes, I'm a way off yet but it's good to have a plan.
Wait for the full new releases from both sides bud. AMD usually make great mid range cards and Nvidia might get their pricing right...

Exciting times ahead.Quote
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