PowerColor R9 290 Review

Far Cry 3

PowerColor R9 290 Review and Comparison

Far Cry 3

We get a clearer indication of the hi resolution limitations of the 290 in Far Cry 3. At 1080 the GTX770 got 42 FPS, the 290X attained 53 FPS, but the 290 got nearly 58 frames per second. So far so good. Up the resolution though and the GTX770 topped out at 27, the 290X 38, and yet the 290 only got 27. So it was better at the 1080P res but lost a lot of performance when we upped the ante.

To look at it another way it was identical to the brilliant GTX780Ti at 1920, but 10 frames behind at 2560.


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Most Recent Comments

18-11-2013, 05:58:37


Following the R9 290X, it's time to take a look at its slightly reduced sibling, the 290.

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18-11-2013, 06:32:27

Have to say, i'm pretty surprised by your results.

Its completely different to every single other review out there.

So i'm not really sure what to make of it.

edit : ill add i am now using 3x 290's....on water though and my results are insanely different (using 1 card of course)Quote

18-11-2013, 06:33:01

Good Ol' PowerColor :'). Top lads for not being wimps. To be fair the performance is exactly what I would want for a card but no cooler means no sale for me.Quote

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