Tomb Raider (2013)
The gap between the Radeon R9 290X and the MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming is smaller than average in this game: 22 to 24%.
The Radeon R9 290X is 5 to 11% ahead of the GeForce GTX 780 in every test mode. When overclocked, it even beats the standard GeForce GTX 780 Ti!
This game’s rendering engine is favorable towards AMD GPUs, therefore the Radeon R9 290X is always better than the GeForce GTX 780. It must be noted that the new card from AMD isn’t far ahead when we enable antialiasing, but each of the AMD-based solutions can deliver higher bottom speed, which is important for smooth gameplay.
Metro: Last Light
First, let’s check this game out with the Advanced PhysX option turned on:
The GeForce series are unrivaled in this case. The Radeon R9 290X is left to compete against the MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming, beating it by 29 to 44%.
It’s different when we disable Advanced PhysX:
The Radeon R9 290X is superior in every test mode, enjoying a large advantage over the GeForce GTX 780 when SSAA is turned off. When overclocked, it even beats the standard GeForce GTX 780 Ti.