Radeon R9 290 MSI Gaming Edition
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87 FPS
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GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
161 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
64 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2560
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Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
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Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
320GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1007 MHz
Power
Max Power
275 Watts
PSU
750 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
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8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
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Radeon R9 290 MSI Gaming Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 290 MSI Gaming Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 290.
This edition comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit which was increased from 947MHz to 1007MHz. It also features a new cooling system to reduce its high temperatures.
Benchmarks indicate a 2% performance boost over the reference card.


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shao94's Rig
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Probably the best price performance card for 1080p 60fps gameplay. Dominates mostly any games that are optimized on Ultra settings with reasonable AA settings (4xMSAA). 4k is however questionable.

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Zilincan's Rig
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Actually 1440p is where 290/290X cards shine

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I can't say since i'm not using one, though if you're telling me that it can. I'll consider getting one screen of that resolution, 2k doesn't seem that demanding now that you mention it. Again all dependent of the games however.

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Henno1000's Rig
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cpu bottleneck?

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I'm gonna pair this with an i5, how long do you think it will play ultra/high settings at 1080p? thanks

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im still playing with my old cpu which is 4 years old and everything ultra. I expect that you should at least get along for 2 years before you really need to upgrade. But you have to upgrade youre ram definitely.

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Hey Guys, Helping a friend make a pc, and was going to get this card for $350 NZ Dollars, however the PSU he has is a CoolerMaster Gold 550w ATX, is this enough for this card? Some people say it is, some say it isnt. Please confirm, thanks!

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A 550 watt PSU really isn't enough for the R9 290. The card can use almost 300 watts when under load, and I wouldn't risk with just 250 watts running your CPU, hard drive, etc. I suggest getting a 750 or 850 watt PSU to be safe.

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Would it cause bottleneck if upgraded to this card? I also intended to upgrade my psu to a 750w unit when I bought it.

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Yes, the card would be bottlenecked by the FX6200

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Amazing Card, when overclocked a bit can easily equal the 290x!

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i think for now is no need to be overclocked if you play at 1080p but whille your res is big is great to have all power available from card and its better overclocker like then x version

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