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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

Metro: Last Light

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

 

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Metro: Last Light was one benchmark that I thought would really benefit from the extra memory; I expected the 8GB version of the R9 290X to perform here in the same way we saw the NVIDIA GeForce TITAN perform exceptionally well under it. However, you can see the overall FPS doesn't change that much, with the extra performance more than likely coming from the increase in clock speeds, rather than the extra memory.

 

 

Sleeping Dogs

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

 

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Sleeping Dogs performance is strong across the board, but overall, you only see a slight performance boost over the reference clocked 4GB version of the R9 290X 4GB. Overall, those numbers are a decent chunk behind the NVIDIA offerings at all resolutions.

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