Benchmarks: Medal of Honor, Hitman
The R9 290 averaged 50.6fps in MoH: Warfighter, 8% behind the R9 290X, 3% faster than the GTX 780 and a 25% jump on the GTX 770.
The R9 290 slipped slightly in Warfighter's frame time performance with results slower than the GTX 780.
AMD's latest offering was just 3% slower than the R9 290X in Hitman: Absolution, though its average of 36.8fps was 13% faster than the GTX 780 and 64% faster than the GTX 770.
Despite offering stronger fps performance than the GTX 780, the R9 290 was slower again in frame time performance, and by quite a bit this time.