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Nov
19
2013

AMD R9 290X CrossFire 4k Resolution Overclocking: Benchmarks

AMD R9 290X 2x, 3x, 4x CrossFire 4k Resolution Overclocking: Benchmarks

Can the AMD R9 290X topple the NVIDIA GTX 780Ti when it comes to 4k Resolutions? We put the R9 290X to the test and over clocked it to see how it performs.

The Cards

We used four reference design AMD R9 290X graphics cards for our test.

Benchmarks

Test Bench

Motherboard     ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition
CPU     Intel 4960X at 4.5GHz
Memory     32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866MHz
Hard Drive     250GB Western Digital Velociraptor
Power Supply     Corsair ATX 1200i Power Supply
Monitor     ASUS 31" 4K

Graphics Tests

Battlefield 4

Being one of the most popular franchises to date, Battlefield 4 is the latest addition to the series that takes full advantage of the latest hardware. For our settings, we set everything to Ultra with 4x MSAA enabled. We tested on the 3840 × 2160p resolution.

Bioshock Infinite

We chose to use Bioshock Infinite to test the video card due to its magnificient visual qualities and the fact that it is one of the most popluar PC games out at the moment. This will allow us to get an accurate benchmark of how the card will perform in real life scenarios. We tested the EVGA GTX 780Ti Super Clocked and the other graphics cards using the built-in benchmark tool under the 3840 × 2160 resolution with ultra graphics and DDOF enabled.

Crysis 3

Crysis 3 is still one of the most demanding games currently out on the market. It's able to put any graphics card through its paces by throwing everything at it. For the settings, we cranked the graphics to Very High with 4x MSAA on 3840 × 2160p.

Heaven 4.0

Widely used to test the capability of a GPU, Heaven benchmark puts maximum stress on the GPU allowing you to check stability issues and real time performance of the card. It also generates real-time in game video that gives the user an accurate reading of the cards capability. The settings that we used to test the cards were as follows: 3840 × 2160p Full Screen, 4x Multisample Anti-Aliasing, and Normal Tessellation.

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