AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Review: Hawaii x 2

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Crysis 3 Performance

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.

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The GeForce GTX 780 SLI setup outpaced the Radeon R9 295X2 in Crysis 3 at every resolution, though the delta separating the pair of GeForces and the 295X2 shrinks to almost nothing at 4K.

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Unfortunately, the Radeons consistently suffered from large spikes in frame-time. Though we're only showing a couple of huge hiccups here in the FCAT captures, the Radeons exhibited the problem throughout all of our benchmark runs. This issue wasn't present in previous driver releases, however, so hopefully AMD can get it taken care of quickly.

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