AMD Claims Upcoming R9 290X Will Trounce GTX 780 In 4K Gaming, Offers Benchmarks
There are two caveats I want to mention, one for each game. For the BioShock Infinite results, AMD doesn't specify if they're running the game with or without its alternate depth of field option. This setting has a significant impact on AMD GPU performance -- a Radeon 7990 running at 1920x1080 benchmarks at 116 FPS in DX11 Ultra mode, and 106 FPS in DX11 w/ Alternate DoF. That 10% gap, if applicable here, would significantly reduce the results between the two cards.
In either case, the larger point is that 4K gaming is slowly coming into range, even if only at the very top of the market. In a few more years, we may see more reasonable price points -- and and of course, even higher-performing solutions debuting at the top of the range. Look for the R9 290X to debut in the near future, with full coverage and benchmarks of it, right here.