4K - 3840x2160 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 4x 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.
Cranking up the resolution, we can see that the GIGABYTE R9 280 WINDFORCE 3GB OC sits almost perfectly between the R9 270X and R9 280X.
Looking above, you can see that everything but the overclocked R9 290X 4GB falls short of that playable 60 FPS number we need.
Hitman Absolution performance on all setups here is just too low, with the GIGABYTE R9 280 WINDFORCE 3GB OC having no chance.
Tomb Raider is no doubt one of our more intensive options, and you can see that the FPS just plummet. While we manage to see the GIGABYTE R9 280 WINDFORCE 3GB OC perform well against the R9 270X 2GB, overall performance is just way too low.
With the resolution right up, we surprisingly see the GIGABYTE R9 280 WINDFORCE 3GB OC get a solid 33 FPS minimum at 4K. Unfortunately, the 44 FPS average is just way too low.
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- Page 1 [Introduction and Package]
- Page 2 [Video Card Details and Specifications]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup & FPS Numbers Explained]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - 3DMark]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - 3DMark Sky Diver & Catzilla]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Unigine Heaven & Phantasy Star Online 2]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Lost Planet 2 & Just Cause 2]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks -Metro Last Light & Nexuiz]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Sniper Elite V2 & Sleeping Dogs]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Hitman Absolution & Tomb Raider]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - BioShock Infinite & Battlefield 4]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - GRID Autosport]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 14 [Benchmarks - 4K - 3840x2160 Testing]
- Page 15 [Temperature & Sound Testing]
- Page 16 [Power Consumption Testing]
- Page 17 [Pricing, Availability and Final Thoughts]
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