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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
AMD Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X 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.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2022. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. 380 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Far Cry 6 getting 18 FPS with the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition, Forza Horizon 5 getting 39 FPS and Dying Light 2 getting 25 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Far Cry 6 and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 36 FPS, Medium: 29 FPS, High: 19 FPS and Ultra: 14 FPS. We then checked the performance on Forza Horizon 5 to see if that runs well. It was playable with a 30 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition is going to need to lower its graphics settings to medium on modern games.

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? This Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X 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 290X Sapphire Tri-X 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 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
65 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition was released on 01 Dec 2013
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
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
1300MHz
Memory Bus
512bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
332.8GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
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
GD Official
GD RATING
38
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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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