High Quality AA and AF Testing
While we test all our games with maximum in-game settings, turning on Anti-Aliasing (AA) and Antistrophic Filtering (AF) helps take the intensity of our testing to another level.
Here we see video cards go from playable FPS to unplayable FPS and the real power houses continue to help break that 60 FPS mark we always aim for to provide a smooth gaming experience.
While overclocking manages to see a nice little bump in performance, you can see we don't hit that 60 FPS number we want on any of the setups here at any resolution.
Just Cause 2 numbers are great; we see both a nice jump in performance and playable FPS at both resolutions. You can see we've got no problem taking on the NVIDIA offerings here with a decent lead on them, especially at the highest resolutions.
Sleeping Dogs sees the overclock really do nothing to performance. We see little change at both resolution, and all setups remain unplayable at 2560 x 1600. At 1920 x 1200, you can see our higher-end offerings manage to just scrape past that 60 FPS number we want, including the Sapphire R9 290 4GB Vapor-X OC.
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- Page 1 [Introduction and Package]
- Page 2 [Video Card Details and Specifications]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup & FPS Numbers Explained]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - 3DMark]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Unigine Heaven & Phantasy Star Online 2]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks – Lost Planet 2 & Just Cause 2]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks – F1 2012 & Metro Last Light]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks – Dirt Showdown & Nexuiz]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks – Sniper Elite V2 & Sleeping Dogs]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks – Hitman Absolution & Tomb Raider]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks – BioShock Infinite & Battlefield 4]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks – 4K – 3840 x 2160 Testing]
- Page 14 [Temperature & Sound Testing]
- Page 15 [Power Consumption Testing]
- Page 16 [Pricing, Availability, and Final Thoughts]
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