Sapphire Radeon R9 380X Nitro Video Card Review

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Grand Theft Auto V


Grand Theft Auto V, currently one of the hottest PC games, was finally released for the PC on April 14, 2015.  Developed by Rockstar, it is set in 2013 and the city of Los Santos.  It utilizes the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE) which Rockstar has been using since 2006, with multiple updates for technology improvements.




In Grand Theft Auto V we set the game to run with no MSAA with 16x AF and high image quality settings as we didn’t want the GPU to bottleneck the system too bad, but wanted a setup that your average gamer would actually play on.


Benchmark Results: In GTA V we ran the games built-in benchmark three times and averaged the numbers. The Sapphire Radeon R9 380X had the best average frame rate with 85.1 FPS, but the minimum frame rate was 25% lower than the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC video card. We could sense the lower frame rates at times in the game since they were dipping below 30 FPS and you can notice that when you are cruising along at 60+ FPS and then all of a sudden drop down that low. 

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