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TurboDuo R9 285 2GB GDDR5 OC 2014/09

PowerColor go with TurboDuo branding for their R9-285 and note on the box that it is an overclocked model with unique fan design.

Two fans make an appearance here and they use double blades to maximise airflow through the aluminium fins.

It is slightly more compact but follows a metal shroud and dual fan design which looks nice too.

Hardware Heaven UK link
TurboDuo R9 285 2GB GDDR5 OC 2014/09

The R9 285 is an appealing new card for those willing to upgrade without missing out on the latest AMD tech.  It is usually faster than Nvidia’s GTX 760.

In any case 1080p gaming is a breeze with the R9 285 Tonga.

Additional overclocking can deliver a 10% boost on the GPU side and a 12% higher memory clock, allowing the card to trounce the GTX 760 and R9 280.

Fudzilla Austria link
TurboDuo R9 285 2GB GDDR5 OC 2014/09

Overclocking then, we see way better results than with the ASUS board we initially tested, we could set the card at 1100 MHz but did add 100Mv extra on the GPU. 1150 MHz stability caved in pretty fast.

PowerColor has a very nice offering with the TurboDuo edition. not only is the product clocked faster at stock, it remains tatally silent at very low noise levels.

PowerColor on its end offers a product that is totally silent with very decent cooling levels.

Guru3D Netherland link
TurboDuo R9 285 2GB GDDR5 OC 2014/09

Performance in both synthetic testing and real world gaming were very good, producing far more than the minimum 30FPS that is necessary for comfortable gameplay. For the average mainstream gamer, the PowerColor R9 285 fits the bill.

Additionally, the TurboDuo cooler that PowerColor uses on their card is very quiet and cools well.

HitechLegion US link
TurboDuo R9 285 2GB GDDR5 OC 2014/09

Short card design will certainly allow their version to fit in more cases then most of the competition’s card.

The Radeon R9 285 TurboDuo out performed the previous R9 280, as well as the Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 in almost every test I threw at it. It even managed to best the R9 280X on more than one occasion.

Pro-Clockers US link
TurboDuo R9 285 2GB GDDR5 OC 2014/09

Performance on the Radeon R9 285 is pretty good overall and for gamers playing at 1080p.

The red and black color combination looks great and it’s really nice to see.

Thermal performance was also decent as well which kept the GPU was kept comfortably under 78ºC, even while overclocked. As for noise, the fans do make themselves heard under load, but they’re fairly silent while idle.

Custom PC Review US link
TurboDuo R9 285 2GB GDDR5 OC 2014/09

In a majority of the tests run, the PowerColor R9 285 is faster than the custom GTX 760 I used as a comparison. In this respect AMD and its partners like PowerColor have succeeded in the exercise.

Overall cooling performance was similar to that of the balance of the cards tested using a heat sink with a much smaller overall footprint.

Overclockersclub US link
TurboDuo R9 285 2GB GDDR5 OC 2014/09

PowerColor boosted the cooling performance of the reference design by fitting a custom cooling solution on its version of the R9 285. The double blades fans, pure copper base, and triple U-shaped heat pipes translate into a 13% reduction in noise levels and 15% lower temperatures. PowerColor delivered a solid product built around the new AMD Tonga core.

Neoseeker US link
PCS+ R9 270X 2GB GDDR5 2014/09

Cheap alternative to Geforce GTX 760, the Radeon R9 270X is basically not a new product ,but corresponds to a per GPU Boost accelerated HD 7870.  the leads on average to a GTX with comparable 760 reference cards games performance with the same memory configuration ( 2 GiByte ).  PowerColor has a very well balance card offering the best price. (Top Product award)

PCGH Germany link
Devil 13 Dual Core R9 290X 8GB GDDR5 2014/08

With the Devil 13 Dual GPU R9 290X PowerColor did what other AIBs did not dare do – it came up with a non-reference dual Hawaii card. This fact alone is worthy of some praise.

However, in terms of value it is still an interesting proposition. The card ships with a bundled Razer Ouroboros gaming mouse, which costs about €130 on its own. That makes the price tag a bit easier to swallow.

For those who can afford it, the Devil 13 will deliver second to none performance.

Fudzilla Austria link
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