Radeon_R9_290X_Crossfire
AMD Radeon R9 290X Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon R9 290X Crossfire run games
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.

A strong performing graphics solution opens the door to 62% of the most demanding system requirements of today.

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? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this Radeon R9 290X Crossfire

FPS System Benchmark
155 FPS
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The Radeon R9 290X Crossfire was released on the 24 Oct 2013
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290X Crossfire
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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
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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
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0
DVI Connection
4
HDMI Connection
2
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Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Power
Max Power
500 Watts
PSU
1250 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
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12 GB
Best Resolution
5760 x 1600
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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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will this run on my 1010 watt PSU ????

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this GPU is 1388% better than my BEAST GPU :D

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I'm 9% worse… really?

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you mean 19% + you have oc included but this should be much better then your card overall especially on higher res…

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Could this run NFSU2 at least on lower settings 800x600? :P

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THIS??? You don't know anything about Graphic Cards do you??? Why THAT GTX 650 Can PLAY IT MAX on any RESOLUTION FOR 60FPS. AND THIS IS MORE THAN 250% BETTER THAN YOUR GTX 650. THIS can MAX EVERYTHING FOR PC!!!!

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You didn't understand the sarcasm…

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!?! …. Blast it all i got it :(

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My GPU is 935% worse than this one. My PC seems so weak.

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Lucky you…I'm 1016%…. :D

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Buy my GPU is only 7% stronger than yours, strange.

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Math doesn't seem to work well on this one.

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88% worse WHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH !

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I'm really tempted to get this configuration. Does anyone know how bad the driver reliance is? What games would perform worse under crossfire compared to a single 290x??

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Whoa, that rig though. :O

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it's not the drivers as much as the games have problems with CF and SLI, so don't blame it on drivers only, usually if a game supports CF and SLI you don't need a ton of drivers to get great performance and scaling in that game.

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I wanted a new heater anyway

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pair that with an intel i5 or i7 cpu and you'll have to use the air conditioner at the coldest setting even in the winter :)

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hey guys i have corsair gs800w psu now i want to know that this psu can handle this r9 290x crossfire easily or not ………..

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You should be fine but if you want to make sure you could get a a 900w power supply.

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Nice 8% mine is better since I have my 2nd gtx 780 ti

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