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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07-10-2013, 23:53:31


The first of the next series of Radeon cards is a familiar foe. Whilst we wait for the Hawaii core 290X, let's look at the Tahiti 280X

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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

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