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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

Hitman: Absolution

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

 

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Thanks to a FPS wall that is hit quite early on in the AMD offerings, we see both R9 290X cards perform almost identically to each other. While the NVIDIA cards also hit a FPS wall, it comes on at a much later point, and because of that you can see both the GTX 970 and GTX 980 manage to get a nice jump on the AMD offerings.

 

 

Tomb Raider

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

 

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Tomb Raider is one of the more recent benchmarks that favors the AMD offerings. Looking above, you can see that while we manage to perform well against the GTX 980 4GB, doubling the video memory has really done nothing to overall performance.

 

There is only a slight performance boost shown in comparison to the reference clocked card. As we've already mentioned a number of times, the extra performance is more than likely coming from the MHz increase, rather than the extra memory capacity that is available.

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