10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
This Radeon R9 290 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.
How well will the Radeon R9 290 PowerColor OC Edition run 2022 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 306 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon R9 290 PowerColor OC Edition shows us that Resident Evil 8 is getting a weak result of 11 FPS, and then we are seeing FIFA 22 returning a strong 83 FPS while another game on our list is the Star Citizen which is predicted to get 48 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.
We move on to 1440p, and tested FIFA 22 which delivered good FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 167 FPS, Medium: 132 FPS, High: 89 FPS and Ultra: 63 FPS. Next we have Star Citizen running on Radeon R9 290 PowerColor OC Edition which is predicted to get L: 96FPS, M: 75FPS, H: 51FPS, U: 36FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Resident Evil 8 gets L: 22FPS, M: 17FPS, H: 12FPS, U: 8FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon R9 290 PowerColor OC Edition running at 1440p is a reasonable choice at this screen size. You can always tweak modern game graphics settings to help you get a better High graphics setting experience at 1440p.How many years will the Radeon R9 290 PowerColor OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290 PowerColor OC Edition in your PC?
This Radeon R9 290 PowerColor OC Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290 PowerColor OC Edition?
If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
. This PC hardware upgrade performs 23% better and can run 726 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 290 PowerColor OC Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
, which is 73% more powerful and can run 960 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.