When it comes to Crysis 3, the cards differ less at 2560x1440 with 4x MSAA than at the lower settings. The ASUS is 2-3% faster than the reference Radeon R9 290 and 3-7% slower than the Radeon R9 290X.
Tomb Raider (2013)
We’ve got the same picture as in the previous game:
The Nvidia-based cards are better in terms of average frame rate but have a much lower bottom speed. BioShock Infinite players report that the game runs smoothly on both Nvidia and AMD-based products, so the occasional bottoming-out of the frame rate must be a peculiarity of the benchmark. We can also note that there’s very little difference between the AMD-based cards here.
Metro: Last Light
First we run this game with Advanced PhysX turned on:
There’s no need to comment here as the results are obvious. When the additional physics effects are turned off, the Radeon R9 290(X) cards become more competitive:
There’s almost no difference between the reference AMD cards and the original ASUS.
Here’s one more game where the cards have close results at the higher visual quality settings. The only exception is the GeForce GTX 780.