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Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X 3GB OC Video Card Review (Page 12)

Shawn Baker | Apr 3, 2014 at 9:05 am CDT - 0 mins, 57 secs time to read this page
Rating: 60%Manufacturer: Sapphire

High Quality AA and AF Testing

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 unplayable FPS, and the real power houses continue to break that 60 FPS mark we always aim for to provide a smooth gaming experience.

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While we see the Sapphire R9 280 Dual-X 3GB OC is slightly faster than the R9 270X 2GB, the overall FPS are just way too low on all our setups here.

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Just Cause 2 sees the Sapphire R9 280 Dual-X 3GB OC perform well at 1920 x 1200 when AA and AF is turned on. Unlike the R9 280X 3GB, though, it's not able to offer us playable FPS at the higher 2560 x 1600 resolution.

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Sleeping Dogs sees the Sapphire R9 280 Dual-X 3GB OC struggle at both resolutions. You can see almost nothing between the two models here with just a few FPS being seen at 1920 x 1200 and the Sapphire R9 280 Dual-X 3GB OC coming an FPS behind at the higher 2560 x 1600 option.

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Shawn Baker

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Shawn Baker

Shawn takes care of all of our video card reviews. From 2009, Shawn is also taking care of our memory reviews, and from May 2011, Shawn also takes care of our CPU, chipset and motherboard reviews. As of December 2011, Shawn is based out of Taipei, Taiwan.

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