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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

Metro Last Light

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

 

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While the Sapphire R9 280X 3GB Vapor-X OC manages to pull off playable FPS at 1680x1050, moving past that sees numbers that are just too low. The R9 290 4GB, on the other hand, manages to break the 60 FPS barrier at 1920x1200, and by a decent margin, too.

 

 

Nexuiz

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

 

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While Nexuiz manages to just squeeze 60 FPS at 1680x1050, you can see that when moving to a higher resolution, the Sapphire R9 280X 3GB Vapor-X OC performs just way too slow. The R9 290 4GB also struggles at those resolutions. It does manage a little bit more breathing room at 1680x1050, though, with its 69 FPS average.

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