ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II Graphics Card Review
3DMark and Unigine Heaven
That we have taken a look at our gaming tests using our Frame Rating metrics and testing methods, we are including a set of tests from more standard benchmarks like Unigine Heaven and the new 3DMark benchmark.
I consider these tests to be somewhat of a "best case" for all the cards in our comparison. We aren't using our frame capture system, we aren't measuring frame latency, nothing like that; I think this should give you an idea of graphics performance if each vendor had the best result for each game.
In the Performance preset, the ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II card is about 4% faster than the reference card and is able to nudge past the GeForce GTX 780 Ti as well. In the Extreme preset of 3DMark we see a 4.6% advantage for the ASUS card over the reference R9 290X.
Tessellation performance crowns still belong to the NVIDIA cards with the GTX 780 Ti maintaining an 11% edge in the normal and extreme settings results.