The other day, we got the chance to do our very first 4K Showdown article, a new series that has started thanks to our video card lab now having a permanent 4K monitor on hand in the form of a Dell P2815Q. The first article we did was focused on the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 8GB running in both its single card form and its dual CrossFireX form. The experience did not go smoothly. In the end, we really discovered that CrossFireX continues to be far from a perfect technology.
If you want to see just how a $3,000 video card setup goes, though, then I highly recommend you read our first 4K Showdown article.
Today, we're looking to have a whole bunch more success as we move away from those monster setups and check out something a bit more common for the gaming enthusiast. We're going to be checking out the performance of the GTX 780 Ti 3GB from NVIDIA and the R9 290X 4GB from AMD to see just who comes out on top.
I'm glad to say that we didn't run into any of the problems that we saw in our first article. That means today we'll have the full line up of benchmarks with the removal of just 3DMark 11 and 3DMark Fire Strike, due to the fact that benchmarking both those applications at 4K doesn't result in an overall score. We don't have a whole lot more to say as everything is fairly self-explanatory. So, let's move onto a quick look at our Test System Setup and then move straight into the benchmarking to see just which card performs better at 4K.
PRICING: You can find the R9 290X and 780 Ti for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
United States: The R9 290X (Sapphire) retails for $557.47 at Amazon.
New Zealand: The R9 290X (GIGABYTE) for $749.99 NZD at Mighty Ape NZ.
United States: The 780 Ti (EVGA) retails for $719.99 at Amazon.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Test System Setup & FPS Numbers Explained]
- Page 3 [Benchmarks - Unigine Heaven & Phantasy Star Online 2]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks – Lost Planet 2 & Just Cause 2]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks – F1 2012 & Metro Last Light]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks – Dirt Showdown & Nexuiz]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks – Sniper Elite V2 & Sleeping Dogs]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks – Hitman Absolution & Tomb Raider]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks – BioShock Infinite & Battlefield 4]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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