AMD’s Radeon R9 290X is an incredibly powerful gaming card. Unfortunately, the company's cheap cooling solution results in inconsistent performance and excessive noise. PowerColor’s liquid-cooled LCS AXR9 290X is set to solve both issues with finesse.
The LCS AXR9 290X maintains its small lead in Metro: Last Light, appearing to perform well across all resolutions.
That lead remains as we increase quality settings, though 5760x1080 begins to stutter as frame times exceed visual fluidity.
Dropping back to 4800x900 while using our higher test settings, we find that the air-cooled card stays above 20 FPS except for two frames.
The LCS AXR9 290X runs into a similar issue, though it manages to maintain at least 20 FPS.
- Radeon R9 290X Performance Without The Noise
- An EK Block And Custom Clock Rates
- Test System And Benchmark Configuration
- The Definition Of Insanity
- Results: F1 2012 And Tomb Raider
- Results: Arma 3
- Results: Battlefield 4
- Results: Far Cry 3
- Results: Metro: Last Light
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency
- Putting A Price On Silence