Sniper Elite V2 Benchmark
As opposed to the two previous tests, it is the Nvidia-based cards that are ahead here.
The Radeon R9 290X is 8 to 11% behind the GeForce GTX 780 at the standard clock rates and only manages to bridge the gap by means of overclocking. The new card from AMD can’t compete with the GeForce GTX 780 Ti in this game and outperforms the MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming by 22 to 25%. That doesn't seem to be as large an advantage as we expected from the specs of the new Hawaii XT GPU.
The AMD Radeon R9 290X is unrivaled in this game:
It is only at 2560x1440 with antialiasing that the GeForce GTX 780 and the GeForce GTX 780 Ti can fight back.
This game is yet another example of an application where AMD-based cards are traditionally stronger than their Nvidia-based opponents.
The Radeon R9 290X is 14 to 32% faster than the GeForce GTX 780. Its advantage over its predecessor Radeon R9 280X (or Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition) amounts up to 46%.
The Radeon R9 290X is always a little faster than the GeForce GTX 780 when both work at their default clock rates. When overclocked, they are roughly equal to each other and ahead of the GeForce GTX 780 Ti. The MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming is a typical 29 to 31% behind the new AMD solution.