ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Review

BattleField 4

ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Review

BattleField 4

The reference 290X couldn't quite manage the magical 60FPS average, but the ASUS offering easily does. Showing both how hard the graphics card works in BattleField and how well the Catalyst drivers declock the card to keep temperatures under control, the overclock has less performance than the stock clocks of the DirectCU II.

ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Review  

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29-12-2013, 15:23:50


Today we're looking at the ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II, a card that hopes to fix the issues with the reference 290X. Is it successful?

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29-12-2013, 16:09:35

We'd like to see some blue stickers included to make the ASUS Pro range of motherboards, but that's nit-picking.
Oi asus do this. Also do it for the 280x and send me a sticker sheet as my red gpu doesn't go well with my blue theme :c.

I'm really tempted to sell my 280x and get the 290 version of this or get the toxic 290.Quote

29-12-2013, 16:18:48

heh, just checked the 290x prices again, no custom coolers on mindfactory yet, but the price is around 500 euros. so with a custom cooler it will be around 550-600 i suppose. at 590 euros the 780ti already starts, even with custom coolers.
that card needs a price drop, at 500 euros with custom cooler it would fit between the 780 and the 780ti.Quote

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