Asus R9-290 DirectCu II OC Graphics Card Review

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Testing Methodology :

We tried to keep all tests as fair as possible. In games, whenever possible, we tried using in game benchmarks. But not all games have that, so we had to recreate the same scene manually. Hence, the results might not be perfect, but they should give you a fairly good idea. These scenes might not be the most graphics intensive (no explosions, etc) as they are much harder to reproduce.

To remove any possibility of bottlenecks, we have overclocked our 2500k to 4.5GHz and the RAM is overclocked as well. Below are the detailed test bench specifications :

Processor : Intel Core i5 2500k (Overclocked to 4.5GHz)

Motherboard : ASRock Z77E-ITX Motherboard

RAM : 8GB DDR3 RAM (@ 2133MHz ,10-10-10-26-1T) Samsung 30nm Green RAM

Graphics Card : Asus R9-290 DirectCu II OC 4GB (Driver version : Catalyst 14.3)

PSU : Corsair 550VX

Cooling : SVG Tech HOC 40

Casing : Bitfenix Prodigy

Here is the list of games that we have used for our review:

  • Battlefield 4
  • Battlefield 3
  • Crysis 2 (with HD texture pack)
  • Crysis 3
  • Formula One 2013
  • Mafia 2
  • Hitman Absolution
  • GRID 2
  • Starcraft 2

All games are running at 1920×1080 and maximum in game settings.

If you guys would like to see more benchmarks, feel free to post them in our comments section.

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