AMD Radeon R9 280X, R9 270X, And R7 260X: Old GPUs, New Names

Test Setup And Software

Test Hardware And Software

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Test Hardware
ProcessorsIntel Core i7-4960X (Ivy Bridge-E) 3.6 GHz Base Clock Rate, Overclocked to 4.3 GHz, LGA 2011, 15 MB Shared L3, Hyper-Threading enabled, Power-savings enabled
MotherboardASRock X79 Extreme6 (LGA 2011) X79 Express Chipset, BIOS 2.50
MemoryG.Skill 32 GB (8 x 4 GB) DDR3-2133, F3-17000CL9Q-16GBXM x2 @ 9-11-10-28 and 1.65 V
Hard DriveSamsung 840 Pro SSD 256 GB SATA 6Gb/s
GraphicsAMD Radeon R9 280X 3 GB
Row 5 - Cell 0 AMD Radeon R9 270X 2 GB
Row 6 - Cell 0 AMD Radeon R7 260X 2 GB
Row 7 - Cell 0 AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3 GB
Row 8 - Cell 0 AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2 GB
Row 9 - Cell 0 AMD Radeon HD 7790 2 GB
Row 10 - Cell 0 Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2 GB
Row 11 - Cell 0 Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2 GB
Row 12 - Cell 0 Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2 GB
Row 13 - Cell 0 Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2 GB
Power SupplyCorsair AX860i 860 W
System Software And Drivers
Operating SystemWindows 8 Professional 64-bit
DirectXDirectX 11
Graphics DriverAMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta 1 (All AMD cards)
Row 19 - Cell 0 Nvidia GeForce 331.40 Beta (All Nvidia cards)
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Benchmarks And Settings
Battlefield 3Ultra Quality Preset, v-sync off, 1920x1080, 2560x1440, DirectX 11, Going Hunting, 90-Second playback, Fraps
Arma 3Very High Detail Preset, DirectX 11, 2x FSAA, v-sync off, 1920x1080, 2560x1440, Infantry Showcase, 30-Second playback, Fraps
Grid 2Ultra Quality Preset, 4x MSAA, v-sync off, 1920x1080, 2560x1440, Built-In Benchmark, Fraps
The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimUltra Quality Preset, FXAA Disabled, 1920x1080, 2560x1440, Custom Run-Through, 25-Second playback, Fraps
BioShock InfiniteUltra Quality Settings with Diffusion Depth of Field, DirectX 11, 1920x1080, 2560x1440, Built-in Benchmark Sequence, 75-Second playback, Fraps
Crysis 3High System Spec, SMAA Low (1x), High Texture Resolution, 1920x1080, 2560x1440, Custom Run-Through, 60-Second Sequence, Fraps
Tomb RaiderUltra Quality Preset, FXAA Enabled, 16x Anisotropic Filtering, TressFX Hair, 1920x1080, 2560x1440, Custom Run-Through, 45-Second playback, Fraps