In Game Benchmarks
The synthetic benchmarks are fine and dandy but when it comes down to it, it’s all about how it performs in game right? That is why we put the R7790 through a whole collection of games in our Test Suite to see how it performs. We are testing with a range of new and old games that should give you a good idea of what to expect. Of course I was very curious how the R7790 performed against the two GTX 650 Ti Boost’s that we recently have taken a look at. I was surprised that in a lot of the games the results were very close, generally on games that don’t need that 3 Gb frame buffer like Sleeping Dogs we had numbers just above the reference card and below the MSI. But in other cases you could tell that a little more frame buffer would come in handy like Bioshock Infinite. The results weren’t too bad but this card is certainly being held back. Games like Dirt Showdown and F1 2012 gave us over 60 FPS and many of the others came in close to 35-40 FPS. That is a playable FPS as a lot of console games has proven but if you are looking to smooth that out, most of our benchmarks could be turned down slightly without changing the detail in game while pushing the FPS up higher.