MSI Radeon R9-290X Gaming OC review

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Ultra High Definition 4K - 3840x2160 Performance

Gaming At 3840x2160 FPS Performance With Modern Games

So on this page I want to show you an overview of rendering performance with a series of High-end and Enthusiast level graphics cards. Into the charts we add the latest Radeon cards, then on NVIDIA's side a GeForce GTX 780  and a GeForce GTX Titan, these are the only cards you should use with an Ultra HD setup like this anyway as you want at least 3GB graphics memory per card. Over time these charts will build up, so please understand that the following two pages functions as an indication of what we need in the not so far away future.


  • DirectX 11
  • High Quality settings
  • 2x MSAA
  • 16x AF
  • Internal benchmark
Again, for the single GPU cards, if you disable AA you will gain up-to a third in performance making the games playable enough. 


  • DirectX 11
  • Ultra Quality mode with DDOD enabled
  • FXAA enabled
BioShock was the one title where NVIDIA gains a lot of ground as of recently


  • Medal of Honor Warfighter is set at Ultra image Quality
  • 4x MSAA enabled (deferred) 


  • DX11
  • Ultra Quality mode
  • FX AA enabled
  • 16x AF enabled
  • Hair Quality Normal (TressFX disabled)
  • Tessellation On
  • SSAO Ultra

Our scores are average frame rates so you need to take a margin in mind for lower FPS at all times. As such we say 40 FPS for overall should be your minimum, while 60 FPS (frames per second) can be considered optimal. 

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