Maingear EPIC RUSH With Radeon R9 290X Crossfire

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Gaming Benchmarks: Batman: Arkham City and Hitman: Absolution

Few games do dark and moody like the Batman series. We ran both Batman: Arkham City and Hitman: Absolution with graphics settings at or near the max, including tessellation.

Batman: Arkham City
DX11 Gaming Performance

Batman: Arkham City
Batman: Arkham City is the second in the trio of Batman: Arkham games. Released in 2011, it continued the dark narrative themes created by the 2009 Batman: Arkham Asylum game and added new gameplay mechanics, as we as a bigger environment. A newer title, Batman: Arkham Origins was launched in late October. For this test, we turned on Nvidia PhysX and cranked the detail to Very High.
 



By now, you know what to expect from a system armed with two R9 290X cards: the Maingear EPIC RUSH blew the roof off this benchmark. At 1920 x 1080, it averaged 247 frames per second.

Hitman: Absolution
DX11 Gaming Performance

Hitman: Absolution
 Our final game benchmark of the review is of Hitman, the blockbuster series that follows an assassin as he finds himself go from hunter to prey. The benchmark routine makes use of Hitman: Absolution's support for Global Illumination, which provides realistic lighting, but also hammers on NVIDIA-based graphics cards. The benchmark shows a throng of people watching fireworks in crowded city square.
 



The EPIC RUSH nearly broke 100 frames per second at 1920 x 1080, putting it well out of reach of the systems we’ve recently reviewed. There’s no doubt the RUSH is a performance beast.

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