GRID 2 (DirectX 11)
Be fast, be first and be famous as the race returns in GRID 2, the sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, multi-million selling Race Driver: GRID.
Our Settings for GRID 2
GRID 2 continues to be a very smooth and consistent gaming test for us and the new Sapphire R9 Fury card does well at 2560×1440. Though its only a small lead, it is faster than both the GTX 980 and the R9 290X while only resting 8% behind the full Fury X.
At 4K the game stretches its legs and we see frame rates in the 50-70 range with our tested cards. Here the Fury is 11% faster than the GTX 980 and 20% faster than the Radeon R9 290X.
|Sapphire Tri-X R9 Fury 4GB, Average FPS Comparisons, GRID 2|
|NVIDIA GTX 980||AMD Fury X||AMD R9 290X|
This table presents the above data in a more basic way, focusing only on the average FPS, so keep that in mind. It really takes until we start testing at 3840×2160 for the Fury card to shine but it does there, besting the GTX 980 by a full 11% and falling 13% behind the Fury X.
Our CrossFire results are presented only to give you an idea of R9 Fury scaling capability as we didn't have a chance to test a pair of GTX 980 cards in SLI for comparison yet.
CF scaling at this resolution is decent, but not what we would like to see. Frame variance does increase, though the scale of the difference is more dramatic than that actually deviations it creates.
At 4K though things look much better for GRID 2 where the Sapphire and ASUS Fury cards are able to combine for nearly 90% frame rate scaling!