Club3D R9 285 Royal Queen Review
Published: 11th November 2014 | Source: Club3D | Price: |
Test Setup and Up Close
|CPU||AMD Athlon x4 860K @ 4.5GHz|
|Motherboard||MSI A88X-G45 Gaming|
AMD Radeon Memory @ 2400MHz
|Graphics||Club3D Radeon R9 285|
|Power Supply||Corsair HX850|
|Storage||2x Corsair 60GB LS Solid State Drives|
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.