Radeon_R9_290X
AMD Radeon R9 290X

GD Rating

3.8
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How well can the Radeon R9 290X run games
2 May 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 290X is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p. DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290X graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290X in your PC? There is around 6-12 months of top end gaming left in this card, at which point its graphics card replacement time, assuming the Radeon R9 290X is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290X? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 290X then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB as this is better than 786 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 44% better performance as well. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 290X then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB as this is better than 727 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 24% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X was released on 24 Oct 2013

Radeon R9 290X Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290X
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
176 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
64 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2816
Driver Support
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Release Price
$549.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
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
1000 MHz
Power
Max Power
290 Watts
PSU
750 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 290X Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 290X is a high-end graphics card and the most powerful single graphics card of the Radeon R-200 Series.
It packs a Hawaii XT Core which offers 2816 Shader Processing Units, 176 TMUs and 64 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface.
While the central unit runs at 1000MHz, the memory clock operates at 1250MHz.
Benchmarks indicate its performance is slightly better than GeForce GTX Titan and considerably better than GeForce GTX 780. Its release price of $549 makes Radeon R9 290X an extremely competitive graphics card. It was most powerful single-graphics-card available until November 2013.
Please note that this card is known to heat a lot and requires a very powerful PSU.


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Radeon R9 290X vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
24%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Resident Evil 8 25% 50%
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition 62% 88%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2% 62%
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 39% 50%
Battlefield 6 33% 50%
Far Cry 6 2% 67%
Days Gone 11% 9%
Biomutant 33% 24%
Star Citizen 1% 1%
Scavengers 39% 15%
Radeon R9 290X Extras
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