Radeon_R9_290X_Crossfire
AMD Radeon R9 290X Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon R9 290X Crossfire run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This computer hardware provides top end graphics. The Radeon R9 290X Crossfire will easily meet recommended system requirements of games released today. This is a strong benchmarker on modern games and can often return excellent frame rates at high and ultra 1080p. But the Radeon R9 290X Crossfire can also run 1440p pc system requirements. All games with system requirements of DirectX 11 or lower are met by this card.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon R9 290X Crossfire graphics card, when running 2020 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. 841 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Valorant getting 638 FPS with the Radeon R9 290X Crossfire, Grounded getting 75 FPS and Horizon: Zero Dawn getting 63 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the Radeon R9 290X Crossfire ran Valorant to a strong performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 1284 FPS, Medium: 1011 FPS, High: 681 FPS and Ultra: 486 FPS. Another game tested was Grounded, L: 151FPS, M: 119FPS, H: 80FPS, U: 57FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Horizon: Zero Dawn, which returned L: 126FPS, M: 99FPS, H: 67FPS, U: 48FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon R9 290X Crossfire is a solid performer with higher resolution modern gaming. This graphics card can also bump up to 4K gaming regularly with the latest games still being capable of high or ultra graphics settings at this level.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290X Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290X Crossfire in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290X Crossfire? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 290X Crossfire then a good choice would be 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB as this is better than 985 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 31% better performance as well. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 22% better and can run 976 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
88 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X Crossfire was released on 24 Oct 2013

Radeon R9 290X Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290X Crossfire
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii XT (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
352 GTexel/s
ROPs
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
128 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
5632
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
640GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
4
HDMI Connection
2
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Power
Max Power
500 Watts
PSU
1250 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
12 GB
Best Resolution
5760 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 290X Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 290X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 290X put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon R9 290X to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to 30% better than a single Radeon R9 290X performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it may perform worse than a single Radeon R9 290X. Expect this combination to draw up to 500 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.


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Radeon R9 290X Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Horizon: Zero Dawn 35% 20%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 25% 25%
Cyberpunk 2077 45% 10%
Marvel's Avengers 51% 10%
Fast & Furious Crossroads 47% 43%
Valorant 97% 92%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 63% 54%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 51% 10%
Grand Theft Auto VI 25% 19%
Grounded 77% 34%
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