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Sapphire Radeon R9 290X 8GB Vapor-X OC Video Card Review

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Nov 17, 2014 10:08 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Sapphire

GRID Autosport

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

 

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Looking at the GRID Autosport numbers, you can see the FPS wall is again a slight issue at the lower resolutions. Due to the fact it comes on at an earlier point than in the NVIDIA cards, we see the AMD offering lag behind a little at the lower resolution.

 

As we climb the resolution table, it becomes a bit more even, and in the end, we see our 8GB R9 290X from Sapphire perform fairly in line with the GTX 980 4GB at the highest resolution. More interestingly, though, is the fact that compared to the reference clocked 4GB cards, we see a significant boost in performance for the first time.

 

 

F1 2014

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

 

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Thanks to a FPS wall at the mid-120 FPS mark, you can see that all four cards here perform pretty much on top of each other, with just a few FPS separating all of them.

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