Page 1:Can A Liquid-Cooled Radeon R9 290 Be Affordable?
Page 2:CryoVenom R9 290: Meet The Card
Page 3:Test Hardware And Benchmark Settings
Page 5:Results: 3DMark
Page 6:Results: Tomb Raider And F1 2012
Page 7:Results: Arma 3
Page 8:Results: Battlefield 4
Page 9:Results: Far Cry 3
Page 10:Results: Metro: Last Light
Page 11:Power, Heat, And Efficiency
Page 12:Making A Value Case For Water-Cooling A GPU
Even in a cold room, we can plainly see the impact of thermal throttling in 3DMark's Fire Strike test using an air-cooled Radeon R9 290. Overclocking helps fix that board's performance, since I'm increasing the fan speed and power limit. But the liquid-cooled card's higher frequencies assure its victory.
Though it’s possible to force power throttling on the CryoVenom at stock settings, this only happens under unusually heavy loads like FurMark. This phenomenon would have been easier to trigger with the clock rates turned up, except that I also increased the power limit by 50%, creating headroom.
The CryoVenom R9 290 retains its lead through 3DMark’s Fire Strike “Extreme” settings.
- Can A Liquid-Cooled Radeon R9 290 Be Affordable?
- CryoVenom R9 290: Meet The Card
- Test Hardware And Benchmark Settings
- Results: 3DMark
- Results: Tomb Raider And F1 2012
- Results: Arma 3
- Results: Battlefield 4
- Results: Far Cry 3
- Results: Metro: Last Light
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency
- Making A Value Case For Water-Cooling A GPU