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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

3DMark Fire Strike

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1

 

 

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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

 

 

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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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