Radeon R9-290 Crossfire review

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We test and review Radeon R9-290 Crossfire, obviously we'll do the standard benchmark run but also will look at Ultra HD performance and FCAT Frametime measurements. The boards used are reference. Ov...

    Radeon R9-290 Crossfire review
     
  2. Noufel

    Noufel Member Guru

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    excelent review, time to change my two 7950 and my 1080 screen
     
  3. ClexRex

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    Looks...glad amd is getting some spotlight on these cards.

    Will however be sticking with my 780 sli.

    I still think a well overclocked 780 beats out the 290 as it appears to not clock well.
     
  4. MadGizmo

    MadGizmo Maha Guru

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    The 290 looks like a fantastic card in CF. Especially for the price. This is great for competition. Again, too bad about the heat. Great review, Hilbert. :thumbup:
     

  5. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Agreed, cracking performance for the price. :)
     
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    Ouch!...7990/690 killer....Nice review........
     
  7. millibyte

    millibyte Maha Guru

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    Hitman - 5% slower than 7990
    Tomb Raider - 10% faster
    MOH - 14% faster
    Bioshock - 6% faster
    BF3 - 2% faster
    Metro - 14% faster
    Crysis 3 - 20% faster

    On average, almost 9% faster. Pretty meh, tbh. Single card is great, but for anyone on a 7990, 7970 cf or 7950 cf, it's quite underwhelming. Especially since 7970 cf and 7950 cf can overclock quite well.
     
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    I would happily sell out sli or cf to go back to a single card solution that provided the same or even slightly more performance, but as of currently, I dont see any games worth the price of admission that required that investment.
     
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    I don't get it. I was expecting this to obliterate a 7990, but looking at those charts it's only marginally faster.
     
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    Edit: Sorry, thought i was in the 290 review thread (single).
     

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    Very likely driver related. I think newly released cards are not as optimized for SLI/CF performance *initially* as I believe the driver teams are fully focused on single card performance at first. With subsequent driver releases, multi-GPU performance improves. Thats the pattern I've observed with new card releases over last few generations.
     

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