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GIGABYTE Radeon R9 280 WINDFORCE 3GB OC Video Card Review

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 12, 2014 2:15 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Metro Last Light

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

 

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Looking at Metro Last Light, you can see that the GIGABYTE R9 280 WINDFORCE 3GB OC manages to get a nice little performance boost over the R9 270X. Looking above, you can unfortunately see that the card does continue to fall short of that playable 60 FPS we're on the hunt for at all resolutions.

 

With that said, though, you can see that at 1680x1060, the 58 FPS average is quite solid. A slight adjustment to detail will give a playable experience.

 

 

Nexuiz

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

 

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It comes as no surprise that Nexuiz performance across the board is just too low. The 54 FPS average at 1680x1050 isn't too bad, but it's still just short of that 60 FPS number we're always-on the hunt for. Saying that, if you wanted to drop the detail a bit, you could get a smooth gaming experience with no major issues.

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