ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II and Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X Video Card Reviews

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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.[11] 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: In Far Cry 3 the ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II was averaging nearly 55 FPS at 1920×1080 and the Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC was averaging 54 FPS, so just 1FPS splits those two cards. The Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X was nearly 2FPS faster than the AMD Radeon R9 290X reference card, so that 4% core and memory overclock did help bump up performance by about 3.5% in this game title.

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