PowerColor PCS+ Radeon R9 390 8GB GDDR5 Review
The PowerColor R9 390 PCS+
The Powercolor PCS+ Radeon R9 390 looks somewhat similar to its tri-fan PCS+ R9 290, save for some cosmetic differences to the front fan shroud and rear back-plate
The cooler used on the Powercolor PCS+ Radeon R9 390 is a triple-slot affair, that also packs in triple-fans and a large think-fin array, linked together via heat pipes. We’re not particular pleased with triple-slot graphics cards, especially when more powerful, dual-slot cards are available, but if you plan to run only a single-GPU and want something that looks pretty beefy, the Powercolor PCS+ Radeon R9 390 fits the bill. And the cooler does a good job keeping temperatures in check, without making a ton of noise. However, the card is not silent by any means when under load.
The card requires PCI Express 6-pin and 8-pin connectors for power and Powercolor recommends a minimum of a 750W unit to keep the card fed.
The output configuration looks just like the previous generation Radeon and consists of a pair of DVI outputs, a single HDMI output, and a single, full-sized DisplayPort output. There’s also a vent in the case bracket, but it’s strictly cosmetic with a card like the Powercolor PCS+ Radeon R9 390. As you can see, its heatsink fins actually block the vents.