Benchmarks: Battlefield 3, Crysis 3

The R9 290X rendered 67.9fps at 2560x1600 in Battlefield 3, a 31% lead on the HD 7970 GHz Edition yet 29% and 21% behind the HD 7990 and 7950 Boost in Crossfire. Similarly, it fell behind a pair of GTX 660 Ti cards, though the R9 290X held its own against the GTX Titan and outperformed the GTX 780 by 6%.

The R9 290X took 24.5ms between frames at 2560x1600 in Battlefield 3, surprisingly 3% slower than the 7970 GHz Edition, 29% slower than the GTX Titan and 25% slower than the GTX 780.

Fans of Crysis 3 will want to get their hands on the R9 290X as it delivered 35.7fps at 2560x1600, making it the fastest single-GPU graphics card we have tested in this game -- even 15% faster than the GTX Titan, 20% faster than the GTX 780 and 4% faster than the GTX 660 Ti SLI cards.

The R9 290X's frame time performance was solid this time, taking just 29.4ms between frames, a 17% lead on the HD 7990 and 39% on the 7970 GHz Edition, as well as 20% and 29% over the GTX Titian and GTX 780.