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MSI Radeon R9 290X Lightning Overclocked Video Card Review

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 4, 2014 8:58 pm
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: MSI

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 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.




Even with the strong overclock, you can see, like all our other setups, the MSI R9 290X 4GB Lightning OC falls short of the 60 FPS average we need at both resolutions.




Just Cause 2 sees a bit of a performance bump in both resolutions, and we continue the trend of very strong FPS being seen. At the highest resolution, we see an excellent 93 FPS, which puts us ahead of all the other setups.




Looking at Sleeping Dogs, you can see that we fall short of the FPS we need at the highest resolution with a 42 FPS average. At 1920 x 1200, though, you can see we've got very playable numbers with the MSI R9 290X 4GB Lightning OC being the only card able to get into the 70 FPS range.

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