65points

MSI Radeon R9 390X Gaming

66points

PowerColor PCS Plus R9 290

MSI Radeon R9 390X Gaming
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MSI Radeon R9 390X Gaming vs PowerColor PCS Plus R9 290

MSI Radeon R9 390X Gaming
PowerColor PCS Plus R9 290
MSI Radeon R9 390X Gaming
PowerColor PCS Plus R9 290
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66
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Why is MSI Radeon R9 390X Gaming better than PowerColor PCS Plus R9 290?

Why is PowerColor PCS Plus R9 290 better than MSI Radeon R9 390X Gaming?

  • 25W lower TDP
    250Wvs275W
  • 10.35mm narrower
    266.65mmvs277mm
  • 17.8mm shorter
    111.2mmvs129mm

Top specs and features

General info

1.number of transistors

6200 million

6200 million

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.

Best

Asus GeForce ROG Strix RTX 2080 Gaming Advanced

136000 million

2.thermal design power (TDP)

275W

250W

The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.

Best

AMD Radeon HD 6450

18W

3.Semiconductor size

28nm

28nm

Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.

Best

AMD Radeon RX 570

1nm

4.width

277mm

266.65mm

Best

MSI Radeon RX 560 Aero ITX OC 2GB

115mm

5.height

129mm

111.2mm

Best

Nvidia GeForce GT 520 (OEM)

68mm

6.Is dual-GPU
MSI Radeon R9 390X Gaming
PowerColor PCS Plus R9 290

The graphics card contains two graphics processing units (GPUs). This generally results in better performance than a similar, single-GPU graphics card.

For example

Gigabyte GeForce Aorus RTX 2080 Ti

Performance

1.GPU clock speed

1100MHz

1040MHz

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

Best

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming

1784MHz

2.shading units

2816

2560

Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors within the graphics card that are responsible for processing different aspects of the image.

Best

AMD Radeon RX 580X

62304

3.render output units (ROPs)

64

64

The ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, writing the final pixel data to memory and carrying out other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the look of graphics.

Best

Nvidia Quadro GV100

128

Memory

1.RAM

8GB

4GB

Best

Nvidia Quadro GV100

32.77GB

2.effective memory speed

6100MHz

4500MHz

The effective memory clock speed is calculated from the size and data rate of the memory. Higher clock speeds can give increased performance in games and other applications.

Best

Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP Extreme

14400MHz

3.version of GDDR memory

5

5

Newer versions of GDDR memory offer improvements such as higher transfer rates that give increased performance.

Best

EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Black

6

Ports

1.has a HDMI output
MSI Radeon R9 390X Gaming
PowerColor PCS Plus R9 290

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

2.DisplayPort outputs

1

1

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.

Best

Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000

4

3.DVI outputs

2

1

Allows you to connect to a display using DVI.

Best

HIS Radeon RX 470 IceQ X2 Turbo

10

4.mini DisplayPort outputs

0

0

Allows you to connect to a display using mini-DisplayPort.

Best

AMD FirePro W9000

6

Features

1.OpenGL version

4.5

4.3

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

Best

Asus Cerberus GTX 1070 Ti Advanced

12

2.OpenCL version

2.1

1.2

Some applications use OpenCL to utilise the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.

Best

XFX Radeon RX 550 Slim Single Slot 4GB

4.5

3.Supports 4K resolution
MSI Radeon R9 390X Gaming
PowerColor PCS Plus R9 290

Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.

4.Supports multi-display technology
MSI Radeon R9 390X Gaming
PowerColor PCS Plus R9 290

The graphics card supports multi-display technology. This allows you to configure multiple monitors in order to create a more immersive gaming experience, such as having a wider field of view.

5.Supports 3D
MSI Radeon R9 390X Gaming
PowerColor PCS Plus R9 290

Allows you to view in 3D (if you have a 3D display and glasses).

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