4K - 3840 x 2160 Testing
4K monitors are the next step for gamers demanding the best in image quality. With 4x the pixels of a standard 1920 x 1080 monitor (meaning 4x the intensity), 3840 x 2160 brings a new level of intensity to video cards.
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.
Cranking up the resolution to 4K, you can see a solid performance boost when comparing our overclocked Sapphire R9 285 2GB ITX Compact to the Dual-X version of the card. Although, in this scenario the R9 280X 3GB Vapor-X 3GB does manages to sit ahead by about 10%.
While the overclock helps achieve a FPS boost of around 10%, you can see the overall FPS on the Sapphire R9 285 2GB ITX Compact, just like everything else here, is below that 60 FPS average we're always-on the hunt for.
While Hitman: Absolution manages to see a solid 30 FPS minimum. The average of 36 FPS is just way too low, and falls in line with all our other setups here that are unable to break the 60 FPS barrier.
Tomb Raider FPS doesn't really change, and overall, the FPS on the Sapphire R9 285 2GB ITX Compact is just way too low for the game to be playable at this resolution, just like everything else here.
GRID Autosport continues the trend with FPS that are too low across the board. 4K just really isn't an option for these setups.
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- Page 1 [Introduction and Package]
- Page 2 [Video Card Details and Specifications]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup & FPS Numbers Explained]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - 3DMark]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - 3DMark Sky Diver & Catzilla]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Unigine Heaven & Phantasy Star Online 2]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Lost Planet 2 & Just Cause 2]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks -Metro: Last Light & Nexuiz]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Sniper Elite V2 & Sleeping Dogs]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Hitman: Absolution & Tomb Raider]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - BioShock Infinite & Battlefield 4]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - GRID Autosport]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 14 [Benchmarks - 4K - 3840 x 2160 Testing]
- Page 15 [Temperature & Sound Testing]
- Page 16 [Power Consumption Testing]
- Page 17 [Pricing, Availability, and Final Thoughts]
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