AMD Radeon R9 290X CrossFire 59

AMD Radeon R9 290X CrossFire Review

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Test System

Test System - VGA Rev. 30
Processor:Intel Core i7-4770K @ 4.2 GHz
(Haswell, 8192 KB Cache)
Motherboard:ASUS Maximus VI Hero
Intel Z87
Memory:2x 4096 MB Corsair Vengeance PC3-12800 DDR3
@ 1600 MHz 9-9-9-24
Harddisk:WD Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500 GB
Power Supply:Antec HCP-1200 1200W
Software:Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1
Drivers:NVIDIA: 327.23 WHQL
AMD: Catalyst 13.9 WHQL
AMD R7/R9 Series: Catalyst 13.11 Beta
Display:LG Flatron W3000H 30" 2560x1600
3x Hanns.G HL225DBB 21.5" 1920x1080
Benchmark scores in other reviews are only comparable when this exact same configuration is used.
  • All video card results were obtained on this exact system with exactly the same configuration.
  • All games were set to their highest quality setting unless indicated otherwise.
  • AA and AF are applied via in-game settings, not via the driver's control panel.
Each game was tested at the following settings and resolutions:
  • 1600 x 900, 4x Anti-aliasing. Common resolution for most smaller flatscreens and laptops today (17" - 19").
  • 1920 x 1080, 4x Anti-aliasing. Most common widescreen resolution for larger displays (22" - 26").
  • 2560 x 1600, 4x Anti-aliasing. Highest possible resolution for commonly available displays (30").
  • 5760 x 1080, 4x Anti-aliasing. Typical EyeFinity/Surround multi-monitor gaming setup using affordable 1080p displays.
"Quiet" refers to the Quiet BIOS setting of the R9 290X (BIOS switch in left position).
"Uber" refers to the Uber BIOS setting of the R9 290X (BIOS switch in right position).
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