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Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Vapor-X OC Overclocked Video Card Review

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: May 30, 2014 8:02 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Sapphire

Hitman Absolution

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

 

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Looking above, you can see that Hitman Absolution sees our top AMD cards pretty much bouncing off the FPS wall at all resolutions. Because the wall comes at a later point on the NVIDIA offerings, we can see that the GTX 780s come out ahead. At the highest resolution, though, you can see that our overclocked Sapphire R9 290 4GB Vapor-X OC manages to pull out a strong win.

 

 

Tomb Raider

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

 

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Tomb Raider sees the Sapphire R9 290 4GB Vapor-X OC get a nice bump in performance compared to the other R9 290s we have here. Overall, the FPS is solid at all resolutions, and while we'd prefer a couple of more FPS in the 2560 x 1600 average, because of the strong 40 FPS minimum, we'd consider this playable.

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