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Sapphire R9 290X Vapor X 8GB Crossfire Review

For this review today we have been testing all the hardware over the last 10 days, running the latest AMD Catalyst 14.9.2 driver, and Nvidia Forceware 344.48 driver.
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We are using one of our brand new test rigs supplied by DINOPC and built to our specifications.

If you want to read more about this, or are interested in buying the same Kitguru Test Rig, check out our article with links on this page. We are using an Asus PB287Q 4k monitor for this review today.

Hardware on test:
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Sapphire R9 290X Vapor X 8GB (1,030mhz core / 1,375 mhz memory)
MSI GTX980 4G Gaming SLI (1,216mhz core / 1,753 mhz memory)
Nvidia GTX Titan Z
(706mhz core / 1,753mhz memory)
Palit GTX780 6GB Jetstream
(902 mhz more / 1,502 mhz memory)
Sapphire R9 295X2
(1,018mhz core / 1,250 mhz memory)

Software:
Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
Unigine Heaven Benchmark
3DMark Vantage
3DMark 11
3DMark
Fraps Professional
Steam Client
FurMark

Games:

Tomb Raider.
Grid AutoSport.
Metro Last Light Redux Edition.
Total War Rome 2 Emperor Edition.
Watchdogs.
Thief.
Far Cry 3.
Battlefield 4.

All the latest BIOS updates and drivers are used during testing. We perform generally under real world conditions, meaning KitGuru tests games across five closely matched runs and then average out the results to get an accurate median figure. If we use scripted benchmarks, they are mentioned on the relevant page.

Game descriptions edited with courtesy from Wikipedia.

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