XFX R9 290 DD Double Dissipation GPU Review
XFX R9 290 Direct Dissipation
Intel Core i7-4960X @ 4.4GHz
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133
Corsair Neutron GTX
Windows 7 x64
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.