AMD Radeon R9 290X Review: Welcome To Hawaii

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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 new Radeon R9 290X performed about on par with, or ever so slightly better than, the GeForce GTX 780 in Crysis 3, though the GTX Titan had just enough extra oomph to take the top spot. The deltas separating the fastest cards here are quite small, however.

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Frame times were generally good across the board as well, save for a couple of major spikes on the Radeon R9 290X once again. AMD's definitely still got some driver tuning to do.

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