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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

Unigine Heaven Benchmark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3

 

 

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Looking at Heaven performance, you can see the Sapphire R9 290 4GB Vapor-X OC gets a nice boost over our other AMD cards thanks to that strong overclock we gave it. You can see that, when throwing it against an overclocked GTX 780, the card doesn't quite match NVIDIA due to them having that superior tessellation performance.

 

 

Phantasy Star Online 2

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Standalone Benchmark

 

 

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PSO 2 always benefits from overclocking, and you can see a nice performance increase here, and it puts it a good chunk ahead of all of our other AMD offerings. But like the Sapphire R9 290 4GB Vapor-X OC, NVIDIA offerings also receive a nice performance bump when overclocking, and looking above, you can see the MSI GTX 780 6GB manages to come out ahead of everything thanks to that strong overclock.

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