AMD Radeon R9 290 Review: Hawaii Just Got Cheaper

Alien vs. Predator Performance

Alien vs. Predator
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance

Alien vs. Predator

The Alien vs. Predator benchmark makes use of the advanced Tessellation, screen space ambient occlusion, and high-quality shadow features available with DirectX 11. In addition to enabling all of the aforementioned DirectX 11-related features offered by this benchmark, we also switched on 4X anti-aliasing along with 16X anisotropic filtering to more heavily tax the graphics cards being tested.

The Radeon R9 290 cards led the pack in the Alien vs. Predator benchmark, besting all of the other cards at both resolutions, including the $1000 GeForce GTX Titan.  The new R9 290 wasn't quite able to catch the more powerful R9 290X here, but the deltas separating the cards were relatively small.

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Looking at the frame times in this game, as reported by FCAT, doesn't reveal any major problems. Frame pacing is similar across all of the cards, though the fastest products consistently offer the lowest frame times across the entirety of the test, as you would expect.

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