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SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 290X 8GB Tri-X Video Card Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 20, 2015 2:08 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: SAPPHIRE

3DMark Fire Strike - 1080p

 

 

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3DMark Fire Strike Extreme - 1440p

 

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3DMark Fire Strike Ultra - 4K

 

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Heaven - 1080p

 

 

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Heaven - 1440p

 

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Heaven - 4K

 

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Starting off with our 3DMark test at 1080p, the SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 290X 8GB Tri-X instantly beats the GTX 970 from ZOTAC, and bites at the toes of the reference GeForce GTX 980. The same applies to 1440p and 4K.

 

Heaven is a hard benchmark, with the R9 290X 8GB Tri-X losing out to the GTX 970 from ZOTAC and the reference GTX 980 at 1080p, but it beats the GTX 970 at 1440p, equals the GTX 9780 and loses by a huge 12FPS to the GTX 980.

 

At 4K, it loses to the GTX 980 once again, and by 1FPS to the GTX 780, but it beats the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 by 4FPS.

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