Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 Tri-X OC Video Card Review

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Batman: Arkham Origins

Batman Arkham Origins – Bruce Wayne CGI Trailer Released

Batman: Arkham Origins was recently released in October 2013.  It  utilizes the Unreal Engine 3, and is an action-adventure game where the player takes on the role of Batman.  While it is technically the third game in the series, it is actually a prequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City.


Batman has a hidden benchmark tool that runs several pre-configured scenes against the video options.  This is a great feature to be included and makes it an easy way to make a good comparison across multiple video cards.  The resolution was set to 1920×1080, Anti-Aliasing was set to FXAA High and DirectX 11 Enhanced features were enabled as all the cards are DirectX 11 compatible.

Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 Batman Origins 1080p

If Batman Arkham Origins is one of your favorite games, you’ll see a huge boost in performance with the Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290.  The Average FPS in the integrated benchmark skyrocketed to 172FPS during the 1080p test.

Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 Batman Origins Eyefinity

Losing about 50% in performance, the Sapphire R9 290 still received an average of 82FPS in Eyefinity mode, which took the base resolution from 1920×1080 to 5760×1080.

Benchmark Results:  In a single 1080p monitor configuration or Eyefinity mode at 5760×1080, the Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 received high scores and will be very playable at any graphic settings.

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