Powercolor has unveiled their Radeon R9 290X PCS+, featuring a triple fan cooling system. This is not the first 290X featuring an aftermarket cooling solution, the first being the R9 290X LCS having the EK waterblock cooling system, but it was a reference board.
The Powercolor R9 290X PCS+ is a dual-slot card with three fans, pushing air towards the central heatsink made up of two aluminum fin array blocks sitting on the Core, Memory and Power areas. The aluminum blocks are interconnected with six 8mm heatpipes which dissipate heat from the core and push it out of the card with the air supplied. From the size, the card certainly looks slightly taller than the stock solution and has a nice matte black color theme which was highly appreciated on the ASUS’s new Radeon R9 290X with people naming it the Batman card.
It features the flagship Hawaii XT chip with 2816 Stream processors, 64 ROPs and 176 TMUs. It comes with a 4 GB GDDR5 memory buffer operating along a 512-bit bus interface. Power is provided through 8+6 Pin connectors which is the same as the reference variant since the card is still using AMD reference PCB for the Hawaii GPU. Clock frequencies haven’t been mentioned but a factory overclock from PowerColor at around 1040 MHz for core and 5200/5400 MHz memory clock should be expected. Display outputs include Dual-Link DVI, HDMI and a single full length Display port.
The Powercolor Radeon R9 290X PCS+ is said to be available starting next month, though the price is expected to be above $550 / €400 / £335.