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PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Review

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PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Testing:

Battlefield 4  is a first-person shooter developed by EA Digital Illusions CE and published by Electronic Arts. Battlefield 4 uses the Frostbite 3 game engine as a step up from the Frostbite 2 engine used in BF3. As the successor to Battlefield franchise, the graphics are improved. Following a set release cycle, Battlefield 4 was released for the PC in North America in October 2013 supporting DirectX 11 and now, after multiple patches, AMD's Mantle API.



  • Game settings = Ultra
  • DirectX 11





















FCAT Results:


1920x1080     5760x1080


1920x1080     5760x1080


Running BF4 in DX11 mode the R9 290X PCS+ delivers FPS results only eclipsed by NVIDIA's big three at 1920x1080 and only by the GTX 780 Ti at 5760x1080. At 30 FPS running surround resolutions, the game play is not bad, but with the recent driver updates changing the D3D API to AMD's Mantle can improve the FPS delivered by another notch to improve gameplay.

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