HIS Radeon R9 280, 285, 280X, 290X IceQ X2

Published: Oct 18th 2014, 09:57 GMT

3DMark FireStrike


Gaming performance is just a part of determining how fast each graphics card is.

In 3DMark test we are only comparing GPU scores. While the GTX 780 Ti and R9 290X are far ahead of the competition, R9 285, GTX 770 and R9 280X are quite close to each other. Radeon R9 285 was of course faster than R9 280, however it remains unable to come close to R9 280X in non-Extreme Fire Strike test. Once we move to Extreme test, the difference is few and far between.



I found it rather surprising that GeForce GTX 780 Ti managed to score 40% more than R9 290X. Radeon R9 285 was the slowest card in 1440p benchmark. I think it’s quite obvious that Catzilla seems to favor NVIDIA hardware. There is no reason why GTX 760 would perform better than R9 280X.



CompuBench is a OpenCL benchmark. Before 2nd Gen. Maxwell AMD had no trouble beating the competition. Both R9 290X and R9 280X are doing very good against GTX 780 Ti.

Review Contents
Page 1Introduction
Page 2Overview HIS Radeon R9 285 IceQ X² OC
Page 3Overview HIS Radeon R9 280 IceQ X² OC
Page 4Overview HIS Radeon R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Turbo
Page 5Overview HIS Radeon R9 290X iPower IceQ X² Turbo
Page 6Overview EVGA GeForce GTX 760 Superclocked ACX
Page 7Overview Palit GeForce GTX 770 JetStream
Page 8Overview Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti OC
Page 9Testing platform and methodology
Page 10Games Batman: Arkham Origins ● BioShock Infinite ● Total War: Rome 2 ● Alien:Isolation
Page 11Games Company of Heroes 2 ● GRID Autosport ● Hitman Absolution ● Watch Dogs
Page 12Games Metro: Last Light ● Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor ● Tomb Raider
Page 13Games Battlefield 4 ● THIEF ● Sniper Elite III
Page 14Test 3DMark Fire Strike ● Catzilla ● CompuBench
Page 15Test ComputeMark ● TessMark ● Luxxmark
Page 16Test Power consumption ● Temperature
Page 17Test Overclocking
Page 18Conclusion