AMD R9 290X Review

3D Mark

AMD R9 290X Review

3D Mark

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.



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24-10-2013, 01:37:17


After reviewing the refreshed models in the updated AMD Radeon range, we finally get our hands on their latest model, the R9 290X.

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24-10-2013, 01:44:09

What a shame like everyone else i suppose i was really hoping this card was gonna be a beast and to be let down like a lead balloon....... sigh! Lets just hope AMD get their finger out their asses and let the 3rd party vendors loose and see if they can pick them up again so it's a least a half decent card and sooner rather than later!!Quote

24-10-2013, 02:01:20

Well Guv? Time to go get an MSI 780? Need a new card pretty badly.
Edit: or I could pull the trigger on getting one and watercooling that puppy....Quote

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