First Official AMD R9 290X Benchmarks Surface vs NVIDIA GTX 780
Although the official launch is still days away a few sites like I knew would have started revealing test scores of AMD’s all new R9 290X video card. Not every test it seems has been approved or condoned by AMD, but someone somewhere must have let out the stop gates as scores from at least 2 major games has surfaced showing how the card performs against a GTX 780, mind you this is not a Titan comparison, but a GTX 780.
NVIDIA just announced their own new GTX 780Ti in Canada earlier today and that might be why AMD is loosening up on NDA restraints and allowing some scores to be shown. AMD was very specific that the only numbers it’s approving come from BioShock Infinite and Tomb Raider. We’re only able to show you R9 290X compared to the GTX780, and only at 3840×2160, but Toms Hardware ran the tests in their lab and this is what they have come up with thus far.
If these benchmarks prove to be the real deal then we can see that so far the R9 290X beats the GTX780, but to me that is just really showing AMD with a pretty weak as they spread the rumor of the so called “Titan Killer” and its just beating a GTX780 by a small margin. This may not be a bad thing in the long haul though as AMD has ample time to speculate price points and if they can bring to the table a card that costs $599.99 then it will be a winner, if the card is priced at almost the exact price range some AMD fans will flock to it like moths to a flame, but for those highly anticipating something from AMD that shreds a Titan, I think they may be a bit disappointed. We will have our cards very soon and begin our own testing so until then thanks for reading Tech Of Tomorrow. Lets see how you all feel in our mini poll below.
From what you have seen so far on the R9 290X what are your thoughts?
Source: Tom’s Hardware