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HIS Radeon R9 290 4GB IceQ X2 Turbo Video Card Review

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 25, 2014 2:08 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: HIS

4K – 3840 x 2160 Testing



4K monitors are the next step for gamers demanding the best in image quality. With four times the pixels of a standard 1920x1080 monitor (meaning four times the intensity), 3840x2160 brings with it a new level of intensity to video cards.


Wanting to make sure that you're buying the right video card for a monitor that offers such a large resolution, we test the latest and greatest video cards in a couple of benchmarks to give you an idea of just what kind of setup you require.




Due to 4K being a recent addition to our benchmarks, you can see the results are limited here. Under something like Heaven, that means it's a little difficult for us to know exactly how the card sits against the competition.




Under Sleeping Dogs, you can see that performance isn't too bad. The 58 FPS average, while short of that 60 FPS number we want, is extremely close.




While the minimum under Hitman Absolution isn't bad, you can see the average is just too low for the game to be playable.




Tomb Raider sees an average and minimum that is just too low for the game to be playable at this resolution.

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