Civilization 5 was tested in DX10/11 mode with a resolution of 1280×768 and low detail.
On the last few pages we took a look at how the 6450 performs in some of the latest games and the results were decent. On this page and the next few we compare it to the integrated GPU on our i5-2500T CPU as this is the type of upgrade scenario that AMD are targeting.
When we play Civ 5 on the two GPUs we see that the performance offered by AMD is significantly higher than the integrated GPU. We could consider increasing the detail levels on AMD whereas the Intel GPU is at its limit on low settings.
Here is an example of how the game looks at our tested settings.
PowerColor offer their own branded version of the liquid cooled R9 295 X2… and now for those who want a similar level of framerate they have their air cooled dual core R9 290X with Devil 13 branding. Today we take a look at this R9 290X2 to see what Powercolor can do with their custom design card in a selection of games including Battlefield 4 and GRID Autosport at 4K resolution.
XFX Radeon R9 280 Black Edition OC Review
It is fair to say that the market for modern Radeon GPUs has been a bit crazy over the last year or so. Their ability to perform currency mining tasks well has impacted sales, availability and pricing significantly but now AMD and their partners...