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Sapphire Radeon R9 290X 4GB Vapor-X OC Overclocked Video Card Review

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 5, 2014 2:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Sapphire

Metro Last Light

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

 

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Metro Last Light sees our heavily overclocked Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X OC perform well at 1920x1200 and 1680x1050. At the highest resolution, though, you can see that even something older like Metro Last Light falls short of that 60 FPS number we're always-on the hunt for.

 

 

Nexuiz

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

 

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Nexuiz performance at 1680x1050 is strong, and moving to 1920x1200, you can see the heavily overclocked Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X OC is indeed the strongest out of the bunch here.

 

With that said, you do see it falls just short of that 60 FPS number we're always-on the hunt for by just a single FPS. Of course, falling short here means that 2560x1600 isn't an option as we plummet into the 30 FPS range.

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