XFX R9 290 DD Double Dissipation GPU Review

Test Setup and Temperatures

XFX R9 290 DD Review

Test Setup

XFX R9 290 Direct Dissipation
Intel Core i7-4960X @ 4.4GHz
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133
Corsair AX1500i
Corsair Neutron GTX
Corsair H100i
Windows 7 x64

XFX R9 290 DD Review     XFX R9 290 DD Review 

Temperatures

The Direct Dissipation cooler doesn't just look the part, it's frankly incredible in performance terms. To be cooler than nearly every other R9 card that we've tested is one thing, but to be this much cooler is staggering. It isn't done just with massively fast fans at the expense of your ears though, it's easily the quietest of the modern Radeons. Our case fans were louder than the card at full tilt. If you desire silence as much as we do, then you don't even need to see the benchmarks, run and buy one of these.

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Most Recent Comments

11-08-2014, 05:44:29

RamboOC
Sexy beast Quote

11-08-2014, 05:46:38

Dicehunter
This thing looks sexy as hell !!!

I remember having an XFX 8800GTX back in the day Quote

11-08-2014, 05:57:40

barnsley
How were the VRM temperatures? They are pretty poor from what I've seen on the net.

For the record, you have to be very careful when buying this card that you get the version that actually cools the VRM. As it gets so bad it throttles.

This card may look like sex, but I still can't shake off ALL the damn build quality issues alot of us had with the previous gen of XFX cards.

(VRM not VRAM, Silly me)Quote

11-08-2014, 05:59:53

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
How were the VRAM temperatures? They are pretty poor from what I've seen on the net.

For the record, you have to be very careful when buying this card that you get the version that actually cools the VRAM. As it gets so bad it throttles.

This card may look like sex, but I still can't shake off ALL the damn build quality issues alot of us had with the previous gen of XFX cards.
Luckily the XFX 8800GTX I had was reference so there were no issues Quote

11-08-2014, 06:14:19

tinytomlogan
There is no Vram temp read outs?Quote
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