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MSI R9 280X GAMING 3 GB 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.
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