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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

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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