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
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.

This low performing GPU is unable to play any of the most demanding games available today.

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.

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The Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition is released on the 01 Dec 2013
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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
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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
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 42% 7%
Borderlands 3 31% 13%
Cyberpunk 2077 34% 47%
FIFA 20 58% 43%
eFootball PES 2020 48% 27%
Gears 5 40% 92%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 34% 62%
GreedFall 51% 12%
Control 27% 7%
NBA 2K20 85% 53%
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Can I power this card using a separate 500w psu that only powers the gpu?

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If I'm not wrong it requires at least 650 W but I might be wrong

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This is not how it works even 300W separate PSU will be enough

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This gpu is a beast, i must have it :P

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Would my PSU Antec HCG-620M handle this card? Would this be better for 1080 gaming versus the r9 390 or gtx 970? Thanks.

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Yes it will perfectly work fine even a GTX 480 which is known for a very high power consumption draws around 500W from the wall. I am planning to upgrade to this card and have a V650. It is much better in terms of price-to-performance than either the 970 or R9 390, go for it!

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I currently got this card, and I suggest getting this card. It's performance is outstanding and the Mantle support is magnificent

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does it work fine with your cpu?

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Would it this be worth the upgrade from a R9 270X Radeon R9 270X Sapphire Toxic 2GB OC Edition?

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I upgraded from the msi 270x and I'm happy with my decision this card is a beast, but as of now I'd probably just wait until the 390x comes out.

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would this gpu be good with my cpu or will i have to upgrade?

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Your current CPU is a bottleneck. A i7-4790K would be much better for this GPU :)

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sorry i dont use intel

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FX-8350 or FX-8370 would be a good choice for R9 290X.

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Lol, A fx-8320 is a lower clocked 8350 a 8320 is Fine, If you overclock it a little :)

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Will an Apevia 800 Watt PS be enough or good enough to power this properly?

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I have a 700W for it. It needs 600W for the whole system if you do not overclock.

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600W for whole system? I am pretty sure your system runs under 250W most of the time, with some 400W max

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Well, 600W according to http://forum-en.msi.com/faq/article/power-requirements-for-graphics-cards. It includes the overhead to be safe.

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I tried one before i switched to my GTX 970. I could't get it working propperly in my rig but I had a Watt-meter and it showed that it never peaked above 410W :)

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Most watt meters are quite useless, better to use classic multimeter and do own math
I have one "better" from germany and its still unaccurate, sometime totaly wrong compared to real numbers from multimeter so do not believe numbers on them, pc is not washing machine, all voltages are jumping in miliseconds constantly up and down and wattmeters are too slow to react

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I measure it straight from the wall, and it's a reasonably high quality one :)

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I wanna buy it, is my corsair cx750m enough for this?

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ya

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This is only a test rig, and a small possibility at that! What sort of wattage would I need for a PSU for this, and what can you recommend? (In the UK btw!) :D

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Sorry to double post, but would a 9370 be a better buy than an 8350? Thanks!

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I'd say any decent 750w PSU would do, but make sure to get it from a reputable brand. Brands like FSP, Aerocool or Thermaltake etc. are generally very good.
Also, I think you'd be fine with the FX-8350. If need be you can just overclock it a bit if you have a good cooler on it, but you need to know what you're doing ;)

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Thanks man, I'll have a browse of those manufacturers then; maybe I'll get a Corsair cooler or something :D Enjoy your day (and your thumb up, of course)

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Happy to help buddy :)

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Is my GPU better than this??When you don't look at the GD ratings(Showing 14% better)??As you can see this is a desktop GPU and mine is a Laptop GPU

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That laptop is a total beast o.o get it verified

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