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Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Vapor-X OC Overclocked Video Card Review

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: May 30, 2014 8:02 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Sapphire

BioShock Infinite

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

 

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BioShock numbers are solid across the board, and it is times like this that make us love overclocking. You can see, thanks to the overclock, we're able to break into the 60 FPS barrier on our Sapphire R9 290 4GB Vapor-X OC. On the other hand, you can see that the GTX 780s have no issue getting over 60 FPS at 2560 x 1600, the heavily overclocked MSI offering manages to get over 70 FPS.

 

 

Battlefield 4

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Origin Update

 

 

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Checking out Battlefield 4, you can see the numbers are slightly improved over our other R9 290 cards. Against the overclocked MSI GTX 780 6GB, you can see that we're slightly behind. The most important thing, though, is that the performance is enough to make for a smooth gaming experience, and looking above, you can see that's not an issue for the Sapphire R9 290 4GB Vapor-X OC.

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