Overclocking - Let's See How Far We Can Go
We were able to really crank up the SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 290X 8GB Tri-X, up from its stock GPU clock of 1020MHz to 1163MHz, while the RAM we were able to really drive up from 1375MHz to 1575MHz. This was a great achievement, with the card keeping itself nice and cool thanks to that Tri-X cooling technology.
With that overclock in mind, we jumped right into our testing. We test our overclocked video cards at 1440p, with Battlefield 4 run twice (Medium and Ultra minus AA), Metro: Last Light, 3DMark and Unigine Heaven. Let's jump right into it.
Not the best results for the first test, with 120FPS average against the stock clocks which managed 147FPS. The minimum FPS plummets from 111FPS on the stock clocks, to just 83FPS on the overclocked settings.
The Ultra (without AA) results are much better, and while our average result is 4FPS lower, the minimum is dragged up from 50FPS to 60FPS, which is just as impressive as an increased average FPS.
Metro: Last Light
The overclock on our R9 290X 8GB Tri-X comes into play with Metro: Last Light, increasing the frame rate from 52FPS on stock clocks, to 61FPS - beating the GeForce GTX 980 in the process.
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme - 1440p
3DMark sees a huge improvement thanks to our massive overclock.
Heaven - 1440p
Heaven has a great improvement, increasing from the 44FPS on stock clocks to 50FPS.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Packaging & Box Contents]
- Page 3 [Detailed Look]
- Page 4 [Card Specifications & Cooling Setup]
- Page 5 [Testing Method & Test System Configuration]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Synthetic (3DMark and Heaven)]
- Page 7 [Game Benchmarks (1080p)]
- Page 8 [Game Benchmarks (1440p)]
- Page 9 [Performance - 4K]
- Page 10 [Performance Summary]
- Page 11 [Overclocking]
- Page 12 [Power Consumption, Sound Testing and Software]
- Page 13 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
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