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Devil 13 Dual Core R9 290X 8GB GDDR5 2014/10

It still exceeds the reference card in synthetic benchmarks and in real games.

PowerColor Devil 13 by an air cooler open design provides the same result as the reference Radeon R9 295X2, water cooled.  The performance of the Devil 13 and the reference card is almost equal.

There's another advantage of Devil 13 which is undeniable: it costs $ 100 less a reference analog and comes bundled with high-quality gaming mouse

3DNews Russia link
TurboDuo R9 285 2GB GDDR5 OC 2014/09

PowerColor Radeon R9 285 TurboDuo 2048MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI-E - a good and enjoyable version of the accelerator in the price range 240-270 dollars, also has more favorable than that of GeForce GTX 760, the ratio of price-performance.  Though the noise can be heard a little, it still does not spoils the impression about the product. 

iXBT Russia link
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
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