10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 290X Crossfire 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.
All games with system requirements of DirectX 11 or lower are met by this card.
Game performance for the Radeon R9 290X Crossfire where we look at the bigger games played in 2022. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This graphics hardware can run 792 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.
The Radeon R9 290X Crossfire graphics card is predicted to return a playable performance on Grand Theft Auto VI at 1080p of 37 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is FIFA 22 which we saw got strong frame rates of 118 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Star Citizen, which is predicted to get 68 FPS under tests.
We move on to 1440p, and predict that Grand Theft Auto VI will deliver playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 75 FPS, Medium: 59 FPS, High: 40 FPS and Ultra: 28 FPS. Next we have FIFA 22 running on Radeon R9 290X Crossfire which gets L: 237FPS, M: 186FPS, H: 125FPS, U: 90FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Star Citizen is predicted to get L: 136FPS, M: 107FPS, H: 72FPS, U: 51FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon R9 290X Crossfire is a strong choice at these screen resolutions. With Ultra graphics settings being regularly reached at 1440p gaming its easy to consider bumping up the screen size to 4K for this graphics card.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 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
as this is better than 972 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 28% better performance as well. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
which is 22% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 961 games from the most demanding games today.