PowerColor PCS+ AXR9 290X 4GB Video Card Review

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Thief

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Thief is a series of stealth video games in which the player takes the role of Garrett, a master thief in a fantasy/steampunk world resembling a cross between the Late Middle Ages and the Victorian era, with more advanced technologies interspersed. Thief is the fourth title in the Thief series, developed by Eidos Montreal and published by Square Enix on February 25, 2014.

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We ran Thief with the image quality settings set at normal with VSYNC disabled.

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Thief appears to be running on the six physical cores of the Intel Core i7-4960X processor and averages around 17-24% CPU usage from what we were able to tell from the CPU utilization meter that is built into the Windows 8.1 task manager.

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Benchmark Results: The PowerColor PCS+ Radeon R9 290X averaged 42.34 FPS in Thief with normal image quality settings, which is just a 2-3 FPS behind your average factory overclocked GeForce GTX 780 Ti cards.

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Benchmark Results: The performance over time chart showed that the PowerColor PCS+ Radeon R9 290X never dipped below 30FPS during the benchmark run.

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  • Han

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