ASUS Radeon R9 280X Review

Hitman Absolution and Resident Evil 6

ASUS Radeon R9 280X Review

Hitman Absolution

Finally we have a test that shows a huge benefit with the R9 280X. The early release of Hitman Absolution was a chuggy mess but since then the patches and driver updates have vastly improved the playability. Even still the 280X comfortably beats out the GTX770 whether you're running at 1920 or 2560. Indeed the R9 280X is on a par with the GTX780 when it comes to the adventures of Agent 47.

Resident Evil 6

The tables turn in Resident Evil 6, with the GTX770 handily beating the 280X DirectCU II. It's hugely playable regardless, but it's so rare to find a title in which the two cards aren't neck and neck that it's worth mentioning.

 

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Most Recent Comments

08-10-2013, 00:16:57

Excalabur50
For someone needing to update this card will kick some serious ass can't wait to see the review of the R9-290XQuote

08-10-2013, 01:41:51

sander3
How do we CFX it when the cooler blocks them? Well i guess you can use the bendy ones.Quote

08-10-2013, 04:48:47

sheroo
It would be nice when the 290X comes out if you could weave in there somehow, how fantastic these cards are at folding.Quote

08-10-2013, 05:26:28

quickfireuk
As someone thats just updated there rig, i like the asus new card over there old version, this card is 2 slot and not 3 slot, and on a side note, sapphire R8 280X cards, now have uefi support, sweeet Quote

08-10-2013, 05:44:54

WillSK
Is it just me or were there a few benchmarks where thee 7970 out performed the 280 x. I found that really unusual/confusing

As for the now confirmed pricing I can see how that bumped it up to gold award because you can essential crossfire 280x for just over the price of a single 7970 when they were releasedQuote
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