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
20 Feb 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition 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.

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? We think this Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which has 42% better performance and can run 800 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB as this is better than 748 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 23% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition was released on 26 Oct 2013

Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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
2816
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
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
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
31%
RAM
13GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 12% 14%
Valheim 42% 14%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 33% 4%
30XX 98% 94%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1% 61%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 41% 1%
Outriders 60% 10%
Far Cry 6 1% 65%
Little Nightmares 2 58% 47%
Days Gone 12% 8%
Radeon R9 290X PowerColor OC Edition Extras
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