ASUS Radeon R9 280X Review

Metro : 2033 and Last Light

ASUS Radeon R9 280X Review

Metro 2033

Metro 2033 has never been the most competent game engine in the world and we're sure that you're as tired of hearing about its poor performance as we are telling you. However, the R9 280X backs up the belief that it prefers the Radeon cards to those from nVidia, with 57FPS average in 1920 and 32FPS at the higher 2560 resolution.

Metro Last Light

All that time we spent waiting for Last Light and it's still clearly coded for some mythical future computer. Because of its recent release we've hardly got a wealth of results to choose from, but it looks both great and terrible for the 280X. On the one hand the GTX760, for the first time, matches the performance of the Radeon R9 280X. Yet in the high resolution test the 280X is a match for the GTX780. It's probably fair to say that the performance, or lack thereof, of Last Light is the key factor here rather than the card you use.


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Most Recent Comments

08-10-2013, 00:16:57

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

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

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

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

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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