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Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Vapor-X OC Video Card Review

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 23, 2014 2:08 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Sapphire Technology

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.




With AA and AF turned on, you can see that overall performance is just way too low at both resolutions. Looking above, you can actually see all of our setups here struggle to hit that 60 FPS mark.




You can see at the lower resolution that the Sapphire R9 280X 3GB Vapor-X OC manages to again outperform the higher-end R9 290X 4GB. Just like we saw on the previous page, this is clearly due to the fact that AMD has been able to remove or at least cause the FPS wall to come at a later point.


At 2560x1600, though, you see the two setups become separated, and the Sapphire R9 280X 3GB Vapor-X OC falls short of that 60 FPS number we're on the hunt for.




Moving into Sleeping Dogs, we see that performance at both resolutions is just too low. Compared to the higher-end R9 290 cards, you can see that while they fall short at the higher 2560x1600 resolution, they both have no issue breaking past that 60 FPS number at 1920x1200.

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