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Sapphire R9 290 Vapor-X OC Edition Graphics Card Review

Sapphire R9 290 Vapor-X OC Edition Graphics Card Review

Sapphire R9 290 Vapor-X Graphics Card Review

Test System / Performance

 

Dimastech EasyXL Test Bench setup

Test System:
Intel Core i7-4960X @ 5.0GHz
ASRock X79 Champion
16GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-2666
Samsung Evo 1TB SSD
Antec Kuhler 1250
Corsair AX1500i PSU

Installed on Dimastech EasyXL Test Bench

NVIDIA Geforce GTX 780 OC
Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Vapor-X OC 4GB

Software:
Windows 8.1 64-bit
AMD Drivers: 14.4
NVIDIA Drivers: 337.50

3DMark

Games:

Battlefield 4
F1 2013
Crysis 3
StarCraft 2: Reaper of Souls
Wolfenstein: The New Order

The test system was built from scratch, a format of the hard drives was performed (NTFS) and then Windows 8.1 was installed. Following the completion of the installation, the chipset and video drivers were installed. All windows updates were then installed as were the latest builds of the benchmarking tools. Finally, where appropriate, the hard drives were de-fragmented. For each test, the video drivers were set to default quality/optimizations (unless otherwise stated) and each drive was Sanitary/secure Erased between tests.

Good Benchmarking Practice
Where possible, each benchmark was performed three times and the median result for each resolution/setting is shown in the tables that will follow. All applications had their latest patches applied and all hardware features the latest BIOS/Firmware.

3DMark Performance

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Thermal Performance

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Power Usage

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Battlefield 4 Performance

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Battlefield settingsBattlefield screenshot

Crysis 3 Performance

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Crysis settingsCrysis settings
Crysis screenshot

F1 2013 Performance

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F1 screenshot

Wolfenstein: The New Order Performance

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Wolfenstein settingsWolfenstein settings
Wolfenstein screenshot

StarCraft 2: Reaper of Souls Performance

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StarCraft settingsStarCraft screenshot

About Author

Stuart Davidson

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