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AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB Reference Video Card Review - Benchmarks - Metro Last Light

AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB Reference Video Card Review

Another piece of the R series puzzle comes together. Today we check out the high-end Radeon R9 290X 4GB video card from AMD in full detail. (NYSE:AMD)

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Oct 24, 2013 4:01 am
TweakTown Rating: 97%      Manufacturer: AMD

Metro Last Light

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

Timedemo or Level Used: Built in Benchmark

Developer Homepage: http://www.4a-games.com/

Product Homepage: http://enterthemetro.com/ /

 

 

Metro: Last Light takes place one year after the events of Metro 2033, proceeding from the ending where Artyom chose to call down the missile strike on the Dark Ones. The Rangers have since occupied the D6 military facility, with Artyom having become an official member of the group. Khan, the nomad mystic, arrives at D6 to inform Artyom and the Rangers that a single Dark One survived the missile strike. Khan believes the Dark One is the key to humanity's future, and wants to make peace with it, while Ranger leader Colonel Miller wants to kill the creature due to its potential threat. Miller sends Artyom to the surface with a mission to kill the Dark One; he is accompanied by Anna, Miller's sarcastic daughter and the Rangers' best sniper.

 

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Apart from 2560 x 1600, we can see that the R9 290X comes out ahead of our heavily overclocked MSI GTX 780 Lightning. It's not too important, though, as both cards struggle to hit 60 FPS at this resolution, and while in Uber Mode we see the R9 290X take out the win here, again, the card doesn't hit that playable 60 FPS number we want.

 

You can see the GTX TITAN 6GB SuperClocked manages to come out well ahead of all the other setups here under this particular benchmark.

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