AMD Radeon R9 295X2 8GB Video Card Review at 4K Ultra HD


Batman: Arkham Origins


Batman: Arkham Origins is an action-adventure video game developed by Warner Bros. Games Montral. Based on the DC Comics superhero Batman, it follows the 2011 video game Batman: Arkham City and is the third main installment in the Batman: Arkham series. It was released worldwide on October 25, 2013.

BatmanOrigins settings

For testing we used DirectX11 Enhanced, FXAA High Anti-Aliasing and with all the bells and whistles turned on. It should be noted that V-Sync was turned off and that NVIDIA’s PhysX software engine was also disabled to ensure both the AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards were rendering the same objects. We manually ran FRAPS on the single player game instead of using the built-in benchmark to be as real world as we possibly could. We ran FRAPS in the Bat Cave, which was one of the only locations that we could easily run FRAPS for a couple minutes and get it somewhat repeatable.


The CPU usage for Batman: Arkham Origins was surprising low with just 10% of the Intel Core i7-4960X being used by this particular game title. You can see that the bulk of the work is being done by one CPU core.


Benchmark Results: The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 is a very strong card and was able to run Batman Arkham Origins great and averaged 77 FPS, which is a huge performance jump up from the 44 FPS that we say on a single AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics card. The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 2-way SLI setup was equally impressive with as it averaged 102 FPS on this benchmark.


Benchmark Results: When you look at performance over time, the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 wasn’t as ‘smooth’ as the single card setup, but performance never did drop below 60 FPS on our Ultra HD (3840×2160) test setup.