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Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB OC in CrossFire Video Card Review (Page 14)

By Shawn Baker on Aug 29, 2014 01:14 am CDT
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Sapphire

4K - 3840 x 2160 Testing

4K monitors are the next step for gamers demanding the best in image quality. With 4x the pixels of a standard 1920 x 1080 monitor (meaning 4x the intensity), 3840 x 2160 brings a new level of intensity to video cards.

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.

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After cranking up the resolution, and checking out Heaven, our CrossFire setup sees a great performance gain over the single card solution. In the end, you can see we're quite close to the single R9 280 3GB OC card.

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Sleeping Dogs sees an awesome performance boost just over 100% thanks to both cards being clocked higher than the single R7 260X 2GB. Unfortunately, you can see we're still below that 60 FPS mark we want, and to be honest, we are below by a decent chunk.

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While Hitman: Absolution sees some really nice gains over the single card solution, it's still not enough, as the overall FPS falls short of playable numbers here; just like the R9 280 3GB OC.

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With the intensity of Tomb Raider, it comes as no surprise that we're still a mile away from the playable 60 FPS we want. Even with CrossFire, you can see our minimum FPS still sits in the single digit category.

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Finishing up here with GRID Autosport, you can see a minimum that's not too bad, but an average that is just way too low. Getting the FPS to where it needs to be would require a massive drop in-game quality at this resolution.

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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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