AMD R9 290X Review

3D Mark

AMD R9 290X Review

3D Mark

If 3D Mark 11 prefers the Radeon cards, then the Ice Storm test of 3D Mark enjoys the nVidia cards better. As we click through the four tests that make up our 3D Mark benchmarks, the R9 290X just gets stronger and stronger. It's behind in Ice Storm, neck and neck in Cloud Gate and then takes the lead in Fire Strike (9900 to 9000) which continues into Fire Strike Extreme, the most intense test on offer. In fact you have to overclock the GTX780's to finally pass the R9 290X in Fire Strike Extreme, and even then it's not by much. Impressive.

 

 

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24-10-2013, 01:44:09

Excalabur50
What a shame like everyone else i suppose i was really hoping this card was gonna be a beast and to be let down like a lead balloon....... sigh! Lets just hope AMD get their finger out their asses and let the 3rd party vendors loose and see if they can pick them up again so it's a least a half decent card and sooner rather than later!!Quote

24-10-2013, 02:01:20

CapitanoMal
Well Guv? Time to go get an MSI 780? Need a new card pretty badly.
Edit: or I could pull the trigger on getting one and watercooling that puppy....Quote

24-10-2013, 02:11:56

kittysniper
Thanks for the review, but I think its hardly fair to compare it to oc cards, it seems to compete well against stock titan and 780s, but amd really the bed on the cooler, though I cant complain seeing how much cheaper it is to titan and 780; would love to see another review when asus's direct cu II triple slot rog version come out, I bet it will give the titan oc/780 lightning a run for their money Quote

24-10-2013, 02:19:24

Xrqute
Well it'll be interesting to see what it can achieve once the 3rd party water blocks hit the market which i dare say wont be long! but at the temps its running you'd want to be running dual loop so it dosen't effect the cooling of your other components to much.Quote

24-10-2013, 02:23:31

CapitanoMal
Pretty sure the EK block is out already.Quote
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