PowerColor PCS+ AXR9 290X 4GB Video Card Review

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Metro Last Light



Metro: Last Light is a first-person shooter video game developed by Ukrainian studio 4A Games and published by Deep Silver. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world and features action-oriented gameplay with a combination of survival horror elements. It uses the 4A Game engine and was released in May 2013.


Metro: Last Light was benchmarked with very high image quality settings with the SSAA set to off and 4x AF. These settings are tough for entry level discrete graphics cards, but are more than playable on high-end gaming graphics cards. We benchmarked this game title on the Theater level.


We again found around 20% CPU usage on Metro: Last Light.


Benchmark Results: In Metro: Last Light the PowerColor PCS+ Radeon R9 290X came in with an average of 36.8 versus the ASUS Poseidon average of 35.5 FPS at 3840×2160.


Benchmark Results: No big performance dips or spikes that are out of the ordinary here!

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  • Peter Everett

    I have an r9 290 dd and that power consumption is scary. Especially since I was running it on a 500watt power supply for around 2 months haha. In summer too…

  • Han

    Thank you for this very detail review, there aren’t many review out there for this specific card.