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AMD Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon R9 290 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.

How well will the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition run 2021 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 313 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition is predicted to run Far Cry 6 with weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 15 frames per second. Comparing this to Resident Evil 8 which is getting weak results, where it averages 12 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Dying Light 2, which is predicted to run at 20 frames per second.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Far Cry 6 to predict how the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition would deal with it. Our research revealed a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 29 FPS, Medium: 23 FPS, High: 15 FPS and Ultra: 11 FPS. Next we looked at Resident Evil 8 which was weak with a 9 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Dying Light 2 that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 15. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition, this is going to struggle at this higher gaming resolution.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. This PC hardware upgrade performs 80% better and can run 976 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which has 71% better performance and can run 967 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
62 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition was released on 05 Dec 2013
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
160 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
64 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
1000 MHz
Power
Max Power
275 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
3.1
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Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 290.
This edition comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit which was increased from 947MHz to 1000MHz 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.
Benchmarks indicate a 2% performance boost over the reference card.

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