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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

BioShock Infinite

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

 

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BioShock Infinite continues the trend of very little change in overall FPS when comparing the 8GB R9 290X from Sapphire to the 4GB reference clocked version from HIS.

 

What's worse, though, is the fact that at the highest resolution, you can see the AMD offerings fall short of that 60 FPS average, while the GTX 970 4GB manages to hit it with no problem, giving us a 66 FPS average.

 

 

Battlefield 4

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Origin Update

 

 

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Battlefield 4 numbers are solid across the board, but when we put both setups on an even playing field and don't use Mantle, you can see that the AMD offerings manage to fall slightly behind again. Of course, the big advantage for AMD and Battlefield 4 is that you do have the option to enable Mantle, which will help give a solid boost in overall FPS.

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