XFX Radeon R9 290 CrossFire Video Card Review at 4K Ultra HD


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 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 2x MSAA Anti-Aliasing and ultra quality settings.


Far Cry 3 appears to be like most of the other games we are using to test video cards and uses up about 20% of the processor and is running on multiple cores.


Benchmark Results: The XFX DD Radeon R9 290 averaged 22.2 FPS and the CrossFire setup averaged 40.3 FPS in FarCry 3. This represents a 81.5% performance improvement.


Benchmark Results: Our AMD Radeon R9 290 CrossFire setup had a bit of a stutter/hesitation that could be seen at the beginning of the benchmark run where the most frame buffer is used, but other than that it stayed above 30 FPS for most of the run.