AMD R9 290X Review
As befits the rest of our tests so far, the R9 290X is extremely close in performance to the GTX780. It's not quite as good in the raw power 576P test, but as the test difficulty increases it actually falls further away, until by the end a GTX780 is scoring 7500 versus the 6500 of the Hawaii Radeon.
Things don't improve for the 290X in the Unigine Valley test either. In increasing order of difficulty our reference GTX780 scored 94/61/59/37 and that compares to the 88/58/52/36 of the R9 290X. We're just using reference ones for this comparison, otherwise looking at the potential performance of a beefy GTX780 like the MSI Lightning and it becomes 103/65/66/40 which is even worse for the Radeon.