Asus STRIX Radeon R9 390X Review: Hawaii Gets 8GB

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Crystal Dynamics’ Crystal Engine got heavily modified for the Tomb Raider reboot’s PC version, and the quality shines through. And while AMD initially had a huge advantage over NVIDIA with the game’s implementation of TressFX, NVIDIA has since leveled the playing field, and testing Tomb Raider on its Ultimate quality benchmark is fair game.

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Thus far Nvidia’s $499 GTX 980 has had the upper hand, but things change in favor of the 390x here, and they don’t let up.

Though it’s only winning by a couple frames, it’s a meaningful victory when evaluating the price difference. And let’s check in on that 10% performance improvement claim. Yep, the promise rings true. At 1440p the 390x has a 28% gain over the 290x, and a 25% gain at 4K

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