AMD R9 290X Review
If 3D Mark 11 prefers the Radeon cards, then the Ice Storm test of 3D Mark enjoys the nVidia cards better. As we click through the four tests that make up our 3D Mark benchmarks, the R9 290X just gets stronger and stronger. It's behind in Ice Storm, neck and neck in Cloud Gate and then takes the lead in Fire Strike (9900 to 9000) which continues into Fire Strike Extreme, the most intense test on offer. In fact you have to overclock the GTX780's to finally pass the R9 290X in Fire Strike Extreme, and even then it's not by much. Impressive.