Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
7,597 Reviews & Articles | 56,134 News Posts

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

Catzilla

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.3

 

 

sapphire_radeon_r9_290x_8gb_vapor_x_oc_video_card_review_22

 

When it comes to Catzilla, you can see that the NVIDIA offerings have a significant jump on the AMD offerings. While the 8GB version of the R9 290X from Sapphire does give us a bit of a performance increase, you can see we're still a decent chunk away from the performance numbers that we're seeing out of our NVIDIA setups.

 

 

Unigine Heaven Benchmark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3

 

 

sapphire_radeon_r9_290x_8gb_vapor_x_oc_video_card_review_23

 

When it comes to Heaven performance, you can see that we've got an ever so slight bump in performance, which is most likely from the MHz increase. Compared to the NVIDIA offerings, you can see numbers sit in line with the GTX 970 4GB here. The GTX 970 4GB, on the other hand, really has no problem outperforming our AMD offerings.

    PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.


    United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.

    United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.

    Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.

    We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.

Related Tags

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!
loading