AMD Radeon R9 290 Review: Hawaii Just Got Cheaper

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Crysis 3 Performance

Crysis 3
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance

Crysis 3

Crysis 3, which is powered by Crytek’s proprietary CryENGINE 3 technology, is the third installment in this popular franchise. Crysis 3 is the sequel to 2011’s Crysis 2 and follows Prophet as he returns to New York a few years after the events of Crysis 2. Like previous games in the franchise, Crysis 3 has impressive visuals that can tax even the most powerful PCs when cranked up to their maximum values. We tested this game at various resolutions with all in-game graphics options set to Very High, with 4X MSAA and 16X anisotropic filtering enabled and motion blur set to high.

The Radeon R9 290 trailed the GeForce GTX 780 by a small margin in Crysis 3 according to our tests, though the disparity is less than 6% at both resolutions.

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Save for a couple of huge spikes at the beginning of the run, frame times were very consistent for the Radeon R9 290 in Crysis 3.

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