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HIS Radeon R9 290 4GB IceQ X2 Turbo Video Card Review

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 25, 2014 2:08 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: HIS

4K – 3840 x 2160 Testing

 

 

4K monitors are the next step for gamers demanding the best in image quality. With four times the pixels of a standard 1920x1080 monitor (meaning four times the intensity), 3840x2160 brings with it a new level of intensity to video cards.

 

Wanting to make sure that you're buying the right video card for a monitor that offers such a large resolution, we test the latest and greatest video cards in a couple of benchmarks to give you an idea of just what kind of setup you require.

 

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Due to 4K being a recent addition to our benchmarks, you can see the results are limited here. Under something like Heaven, that means it's a little difficult for us to know exactly how the card sits against the competition.

 

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Under Sleeping Dogs, you can see that performance isn't too bad. The 58 FPS average, while short of that 60 FPS number we want, is extremely close.

 

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While the minimum under Hitman Absolution isn't bad, you can see the average is just too low for the game to be playable.

 

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Tomb Raider sees an average and minimum that is just too low for the game to be playable at this resolution.

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