Sniper Elite V2 Benchmark
As opposed to the two previous games, Sniper Elite V2 favors Nvidia:
The Radeon R9 290 falls behind the GeForce GTX 780 by 15 to 17% in every test mode. The overclocked Radeon R9 290 can reach the same speed as the standard GTX 780 and also beats the Radeon R9 290X.
AMD is overall superior in this game. Its Radeon R9 290 is up to 15% faster than the GeForce GTX 780. The R9 290 is also slower than its X cousin by 3-9% but goes ahead by 2-9% when overclocked.
Hitman: Absolution favors AMD-based products as is indicated by the test results.
It’s hard to choose between the Radeon R9 290 and GeForce GTX 780 for playing Crysis 3 since they deliver very close results. The R9 290 is a mere 4-7% slower than its X-marked cousin and beats the latter when overclocked.
Tomb Raider (2013)
Contrary to our expectations, AMD isn't unrivalled in this test.
As you can see, the Radeon R9 290 and GeForce GTX 780 are very close to each other. The difference between the R9 290 and the R9 290X is the same as in the previous tests.