In Game Benchmarks
As always, the most important set of benchmarks in the end is how well the R9 290 Gaming performs in game. To test that I put the 290 Gaming through our in game benchmark suite that consists of 11 different games of various types all turned up to their highest settings at a resolution of 1920 x 1080. Once tested I went through the results to see how many of the results came at or above 60 FPS, what most people consider to be the ideal FPS for smooth gameplay. Surprisingly out of the 11 games tested, every single game performed at or above 60 FPS. Even more impressive, 6 out of the 11 had an average of over 100 FPS as well. With its slightly higher overclock the 290 Gaming was able to outperform the other R9 290’s previously tested in nearly every benchmark. This put the 290 Gaming at the top of the charts in all of the games that favor AMD cards more while in some of the other benchmarks like Bioshock Infinite the GTX 780 and GTX 780 Ti pulled slightly ahead.