ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Review

Crysis 3

ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Review

Crysis 3

Another title that has some significant gains is Crysis 3. The 290X was okay in this in reference trim, but the changes that ASUS have made have given us an extra 8FPS in both 1080P and 1440P. In 1920 it's a decent gain, but the boost in 2560x1440 is very noticeable in gameplay.
 

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29-12-2013, 16:09:35

barnsley
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We'd like to see some blue stickers included to make the ASUS Pro range of motherboards, but that's nit-picking.
Oi asus do this. Also do it for the 280x and send me a sticker sheet as my red gpu doesn't go well with my blue theme :c.

I'm really tempted to sell my 280x and get the 290 version of this or get the toxic 290.Quote

29-12-2013, 16:18:48

SeekaX
heh, just checked the 290x prices again, no custom coolers on mindfactory yet, but the price is around 500 euros. so with a custom cooler it will be around 550-600 i suppose. at 590 euros the 780ti already starts, even with custom coolers.
that card needs a price drop, at 500 euros with custom cooler it would fit between the 780 and the 780ti.Quote

29-12-2013, 16:19:56

WYP
Very nice improvements over the reference release, some very nice results there.Quote

29-12-2013, 16:20:35

SieB
Nice to see that Asus has tamed the temps with the DCUII

I'm waiting for my Sapphire Tri-X 290 from OCUK, they were supposed to get stock on the 27th to be delivered on the 28th. That didn't happen though so it's some time next week now. I'll compare results against this 290x version to see how much difference there is between a custom cooled £380 290 and a custom cooled £500 290x when I get my card.Quote

29-12-2013, 16:25:45

Ghosthud1
still dont see how 83*c is tamed.Quote
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