Radeon_R9_290X_PowerColor_OC_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.

All games with system requirements of DirectX 11 or lower are met by this card.

Lets look at the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2022. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. The Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 368 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Running at 1080p this card gets a playable frame rate from Back 4 Blood with 39 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Grand Theft Auto VI which is predicted to return a weak 15 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Resident Evil 8 which we saw getting a weak 15 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition by playing Back 4 Blood which yielded a playable performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 78FPS, M: 61FPS, H: 41FPS, U: 29FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Grand Theft Auto VI and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 11 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Resident Evil 8 which gets weak results with a 11FPS on Ultra 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition we get the impression that it is going to struggle to keep a solid FPS, but a modern game could have a few options tweaked to get it playable at this res but on low graphics settings.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition was released on 26 Oct 2013
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
181 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
66 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.2
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096MB
Memory Speed
1250MHz
Memory Bus
512bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
320GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1030 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
750 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
36
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Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 290X.
This edition comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit which was increased from 1000MHz to 1030MHz.
Therefore, this card is expected to consume even more energy and heat slightly more.
There are no benchmarks available but expect, at most, a 1% performance boost over the reference card.

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