3DMark Fire Strike
Version and / or Patch Used: 1
Starting off with 3DMark Fire Strike, you can see the R9 290X 8GB offers a slight performance boost over our reference card. This would be more attributable to the extra MHz on offer than the extra memory. Compared to the NVIDIA options, you can see we're sitting between both setups, and leaning closer to that lower-end GTX 970 4GB.
3DMark Sky Diver
Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1
Getting into Sky Diver, you can see the performances of all four cards are quite similar, as this particular benchmark does focus more on mid-range models, and that means higher-end cards tend to sit quite close together.
Overall, though, the results are similar to what we saw above; there is a slight performance boost over the reference clocked card, and performance that sits between the two NVIDIA options - again leaning more towards the GTX 970 4GB.
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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 - Catzilla & Unigine Heaven]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Unigine Valley & Just Cause 2]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Metro: Last Light & Sleeping Dogs]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Hitman: Absolution & Tomb Raider]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - BioShock Infinite & Battlefield 4]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - GRID Autosport]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - 4K - 3840 x 2160 Testing]
- Page 14 [Benchmarks - 4K - 3840 x 2160 Testing Continued]
- Page 15 [Temperature & Sound Testing]
- Page 16 [Power Consumption Testing]
- Page 17 [Pricing, Availability, and Final Thoughts]
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