AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card Review

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Far Cry 3

Farcry3 Game Screenshot

Far Cry 3 is an open world first-person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It is the sequel to 2008’s Far Cry 2. The game was released on December 4th, 2012 for North America. Far Cry 3 is set on a tropical island found somewhere at the intersection of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. After a vacation goes awry, player character Jason Brody has to save his kidnapped friends and escape from the islands and their unhinged inhabitants.

FarCry 3 Quality Settings

FarCry 3 Video Quality

Far Cry 3 uses the Dunia Engine 2 game engine with Havok physics. The graphics are excellent and the game really pushes the limits of what one can expect from mainstream graphics cards. We set game title to 8x MSAA Anti-Aliasing and ultra quality settings.


Benchmark Results: The AMD Radeon R9 290X struggled a bit to keep up with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan and EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC in Far Cry 3. At the lowest resolution of 1920 x 1080 the R9 290X averaged 52.022 frames per second with the ‘Uber’ profile enabled and 51.8 frames per second using the ‘Quiet’ profile. The NVIDIA reference GeForce GTX 780 was 6.8 frames per second faster than the R9 290X. Increasing the resolution to 2560 x 1600 the AMD R9 290X was able to maintain an average of 31.856 (Uber) and 30.222 (Quiet) frames per second.

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