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Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Vapor-X Tri-X OC 8GB GDDR5 Benchmark Results

The R9 290X Vapor-X Tri-X OC 8GB video card offers very good performance in 4K, while in 1080P  there was no difference noticed compared to 4GB version, so it is only suitable for those users looking to play at high resolutions like 3840 × 2160 or 5760 × 1080, as for users who mainly game in 1080p the price is not justified by paying the difference of 110 dollars (US) vs the R9 Tri-X 4GB 290x.

On the consumption side and temperatures exceeded the Asus model, being more convenient in these two aspects.

4K graphics it cannot beat the GeForce GTX 980 but we must consider that we are comparing a video card launched in mid-2013 that uses architecture from the end of 2011, compared to a video card with 2014 architecture, so it is understandable that there is a difference.

R9 290X Vapor-X Tri-X OC 8GB Benchmark


excellent looks
10 phase power
Factory Overclock
VRam duplicate the original models against
good temperatures


Its price is only justified for users who use high resolutions

Benchmark system:

Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SOC Force
Memory: Adata XPG V2 2x4GB 2400 MHz
Primary Storage: SSD Corsair Force GT 120GB
Secondary Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Sata 2
Power Supply: Seasonic Platinum 1000W


R9 290X Vapor-X Tri-X OC 8GB benchmark:  Battlefield 4, which got 79 frames per second using DirectX 11 and 93 frames per second using Mantle, exceeding by 14 FPS over the GTX 980 when changing API.

battlefield benchmarkR9 290X Vapor-X Tri-X OC 8GB benchmark: Far Cry 3 in which obtained an average of 73 FPS, going 6 FPS below the GeForce GTX 980.

Far Cry 3 benchmarkR9 290X Vapor-X Tri-X OC 8GB benchmark: Metro Last Light, where an average of 93 FPS was obtained, going 9 FPS below the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980.

metro last light benchmarkR9 290X Vapor-X Tri-X OC 8GB benchmark: Tomb Raider, where an average of 103 FPS was obtained, the same obtained with the GeForce GTX 980.

tomb raider benchmark


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