Top-end graphics cards can only be compared at the most resource-consuming settings in this benchmark. Otherwise, their speed is limited by the overall performance of the platform.
Batman: Arkham Origins
Returning to our testing program after a recent update, the game suggests that the Radeon R9 290X is overall slower than the GeForce GTX 780.
However, we can note that the Radeon R9 290X is just as good as the GeForce GTX 780 when we enable antialiasing. And most gamers are likely to enable it on such top-end graphics cards. The Radeon R9 290X even beats its opponent and the GeForce GTX 780 Ti in the heaviest test mode. It is in this game that we observe the largest gap between the Radeon R9 290X and the Radeon R9 280X. It is as large as 47%!
It’s the first time we ever use Battlefield 4 for our benchmarking, so we want to show you the graphics settings we use (we vary the resolution and the antialiasing mode, of course):
As you can see, we choose the maximum visual quality possible. But you should lower the numbers by 20-25% to estimate the real-life frame rate because the intro scene is not actual gameplay with its numerous explosions and shootouts.
Here are the results:
The Radeon R9 290X beats the GeForce GTX 780 once again. The new Radeon is fast indeed and can outperform the standard GeForce GTX 780 Ti when overclocked. Its advantage over the Radeon R9 280X amounts to 26-28% here.
Now we can proceed to our performance summary charts.