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Sapphire R9 290X Vapor X 8GB Crossfire Review

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Heaven Benchmark is a DirectX 11 GPU benchmark based on advanced Unigine engine from Unigine Corp. It reveals the enchanting magic of floating islands with a tiny village hidden in the cloudy skies. Interactive mode provides emerging experience of exploring the intricate world of steampunk. Efficient and well-architected framework makes Unigine highly scalable:

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We run the test at 1080p and select EXTREME Tessellation, with 8 times Anti Aliasing. Quality is set to ULTRA.

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The Sapphire R9 290X Vapor X 8GB cards hold an average of 106.5 frames per second, placing them around 21 frames behind the MSI GTX980 Gaming 4G SLi configuration. The dual Titan Z graphics cards hold an average of 144.4 frames per second with the single card holding a 100 frame per second average.

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