Official R9 290X benchmarks: AMD

Benchmarks show the card competing with the GTX780 in “Quiet” mode.

October 19, 2013
AMD Radeon R9 290X header hardware

Following announcements at Nvidia’s The Way Its Meant To Be Played (TWIMTBP) event in Montreal, Canada, AMD allowed journalists and reviewers to release some early benchmarks of the Radeon R9 290X comparing performance to the Geforce GTX780.

The benchmarks allowed were for Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider. Settings weren’t a requirement, but AMD only allowed benchmarks of the cards running the games at full UltraHD 4K resolution, which is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

Benchmarks appear to correlate rather well across the web, with minor differences at Ultra settings being attributed to differences in platform setup and clock speeds. AMD stressed that the benchmarks should be done with the latest drivers from both parties to avoid any notion of bias.

Take note that all benchmarks are done with the R9 290X in “Quiet” mode. This mode controls the fan speeds and clock rates to allow for quieter operation. The Hawaii cards have a second higher-performance mode which hasn’t been detailed yet, in addition to running two BIOS modes controlled by a switch.

AMD’s own results are impressive, showing a noticeable lead over the Geforce GTX780 in Quiet mode, with framerates being reported as averages.

AMD R9 290X performance preview

AMD R9 290X performance preview

Benchmarks from other websites show a similar lead, but with some varying settings. Interestingly, AMD decided to use FXAA instead of any regular versions of AA. This could be as a measure to keep AA modes similar between the two graphics cards, or it could also be another trick to hide the card’s performance from Nvidia.

A new leak also is included from PC Tuning, a Czech-based hardware website that leaked their own benchmarks a bit early.

Sources: Anandtech, PC Perspective, Tom’s Hardware, PC Tuning

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Tags: AMD, AMD Hawaii, Anandtech, bioshock infinite, GCN, Geforce GTX780, headline, nvidia, PC Perspective, Radeon R9 290X, The Way Its Meant To Be Played, tomb raider, toms hardware, UltraHD, UltraHD 4K

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