Radeon_R9_290X_Sapphire_Tri-X_OC_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition run games
27 Jul 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X 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 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition in your PC? Its upgrade time for the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 41% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 759 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 22% better and can meet 690 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
65 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition is released on 01 Dec 2013

Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
183 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
67 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
1300 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
332.8GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1040 MHz
Power
Max Power
290 Watts
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 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X 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 1040MHz and in the memory clock which now operates at 1300MHz. Furthermore, the card comes with a custom triple fan solution which will reduce its temperature under load.
There are no benchmarks available but expect, at most, a 2% performance boost over the reference card.


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Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
30%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Battlefield 2042 26% 54%
Grand Theft Auto VI 0% 59%
Resident Evil 8 26% 47%
Far Cry 6 0% 64%
New World 39% 0%
The Ascent 51% 98%
Back 4 Blood 34% 47%
Forza Horizon 5 40% 11%
Star Citizen 1% 1%
FIFA 22 58% 43%
Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition Extras
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