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Sapphire Radeon R9 290X 8GB Vapor-X OC Video Card Review

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Nov 17, 2014 10:08 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Sapphire



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When it comes to Catzilla, you can see that the NVIDIA offerings have a significant jump on the AMD offerings. While the 8GB version of the R9 290X from Sapphire does give us a bit of a performance increase, you can see we're still a decent chunk away from the performance numbers that we're seeing out of our NVIDIA setups.



Unigine Heaven Benchmark


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When it comes to Heaven performance, you can see that we've got an ever so slight bump in performance, which is most likely from the MHz increase. Compared to the NVIDIA offerings, you can see numbers sit in line with the GTX 970 4GB here. The GTX 970 4GB, on the other hand, really has no problem outperforming our AMD offerings.

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