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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

4K - 3840 x 2160 Testing Continued

 

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Looking at Hitman: Absolution numbers, you can see the trend continues for the most part, with a slight performance increase seen in the average FPS. Overall, we'd say that the FPS are a little too low to be playable. While the minimum doesn't look bad at all, the 50 FPS average is lower than we'd like.

 

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While AMD tends to come out ahead in 4K testing, the results are just too low to be playable. It would be nice if double the memory made a larger difference, but looking above, you can see the R9 290X offerings perform almost identically. While we are slightly ahead of the NVIDIA offerings here, once again, the FPS are just too low.

 

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GRID Autosport continues to perform extremely well, with our 8GB version of the R9 290X showing some awesome improvements. We wish other games saw these kind of performance boosts, as it would really help justify the extra cost associated with the card.

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