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HIS Radeon R9 290X 4GB in CrossFire Video Card Review

HIS Radeon R9 290X 4GB in CrossFire Video Card Review

We pair a HIS R9 290X 4GB video card with our reference model and check out CrossFire performance in our full suite of apps and games.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Nov 4, 2013 2:01 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%      Manufacturer: HIS

Introduction

 

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We feel that AMD has done a really good job with the new R series video cards and everything we've looked at has managed to impress so far. It's not just the performance numbers that the video cards are putting out, though, the price that AMD has launched at alongside a large number of new features to the series makes for a model that really stands out.

 

This isn't the first time that we've looked at CrossFire performance on the new R series. The other week we got a chance to see what the R9 280X 3GB was capable of thanks to a pair of MSI Twin Frozr OC Gaming cards that made their way in.

 

Today is all about the higher-end R9 290X and the card that sits at the top of the pyramid when it comes to the new line up of AMD cards.

 

Thanks to HIS, we're able to pair their card with the reference R9 290X 4GB and see just what CrossFire looks like with the latest high-end model from AMD. If what we saw out of the MSI R9 280X 3GB cards are anything to go by, we should really see some strong performance here today. Before we do that, though, let's get stuck into the package and see what HIS is offering when it comes to their retail package.

 

 

Package

 

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We've got the brand at the top and the model across the bottom with a few of the key features mentioned. If we flip over to the back, you can see more of the main features are mentioned, along with the system requirements.

 

Due to the early nature of receiving the card, we didn't get a chance to receive the full package.

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