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Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB in CrossFire Video Card Review

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 7, 2014 3:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Sapphire

High Quality AA and AF



While we test all our games with maximum in-game settings, turning on Anti-Aliasing (AA) and Antistrophic Filtering (AF) helps take the intensity of our testing to another level.


Here, we see video cards go from playable FPS, to an unplayable FPS, and the real power houses continue to help break that 60 FPS mark we always aim for to provide a smooth gaming experience.




Metro: Last Light sees some strong gains with the second card thrown into the mix, but you can see that the intensity of the game means that even with this expensive setup, 2560 x 1600 still isn't an option with AA and AF turned on. Looking above, 1920 x 1200 isn't an issue though.




Just Cause 2 performance looks great at both resolutions, and you can see adding the second card simply improves on already very playable numbers.




Sleeping Dogs is extremely intensive with AA and AF turned on. You can see that adding the second card into the mix helps push out playable FPS at both resolutions though. Even if at 2560 x 1600, it is by just 1 FPS.

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