Company of Heroes 2
It is in this game that the new AMD Radeon R9 295X2 enjoys its largest advantage over the Radeon HD 7990.
The advantage amounts to 65.7%. The Radeon R9 295X2 is also up to 87.1% faster than the Radeon R9 290X. That’s not a record for this test session, but a good result nonetheless. You have to use the AFR rendering mode to enable CrossFireX or SLI in Company of Heroes 2, which leads to flickering. That’s why the results of the dual-processor cards have little practical worth.
By the way, the GeForce GTX 690 falls behind the overclocked Zotac GeForce GTX Titan Black at 2560x1440 with antialiasing due to a lack of graphics memory among other factors.
Total War: Rome II
This game also requires that you enable AFR mode, but the flickering effect is only observed in its menu. We didn't spot any visual artifacts during actual gameplay. The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 performs fast here.
It enjoys its largest advantage over the Radeon R9 290X in this test session - 122%! And it is also 57.8% ahead of the previous dual-processor flagship Radeon HD 7990. The overclocked Zotac GTX Titan Black is somewhat faster than the GeForce GTX 690.
Batman: Arkham Origins
The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 isn’t very fast in this game where it is rivalled by the two Nvidia-based products when antialiasing is turned off.
Well, top-end cards are bought for highest-quality visuals, and the Radeon R9 295X2 is superior at 2560x1440 with 8x MSAA. It is 82.9% and 29.9% ahead of the Radeon R9 290X and Radeon HD 7990, respectively.
The picture is generally the same as in Batman: Arkham Origins:
The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 is up to 109% ahead of the Radeon R9 290X and up to 37.1% faster than the Radeon HD 7990. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 is somewhat slower than the latter but beats the overclocked Zotac GeForce GTX Titan Black.
We want to remind you that we enable the Mantle API for the AMD-based products in Thief and Battlefield 4.
The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 isn’t as domineering in this game as in most of the other tests. It is only up to 75.6% and 32% ahead of the Radeon R9 290X and Radeon HD 7990, respectively. The overclocked Zotac GeForce GTX Titan Black is as much as 13.7% faster than the GeForce GTX 690 at the highest settings.
Here’s a table with the full test results.
Now we can move on to our summary charts.