Radeon_R9_290X_Asus_DirectCU_II_OC_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition

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

This Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II 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 we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2022. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 390.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition shows us that Resident Evil 8 is getting a weak result of 17 FPS, and then we are seeing Days Gone returning a reasonable 47 FPS while another game on our list is the Back 4 Blood which is getting 40 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Days Gone on the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition to see that it got a playable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 95FPS, M: 75FPS, H: 50FPS, U: 36FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Back 4 Blood which seemed playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 30 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Resident Evil 8 where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 13 FPS. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition is a reasonable performance fit for this resolution. Some of the more resource intensive games may well need a few graphical tweak to get the most out of the graphics card at this increased resolution.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II 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 290X Asus DirectCU II 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 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
66 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition was released on 19 Dec 2013
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
185 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
1350MHz
Memory Bus
512bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
345.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1050 MHz
Power
Max Power
300 Watts
PSU
750 Watt & 55 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
39
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Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition is a special edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 290X, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1050MHz, instead of 1000MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1350MHz while the Frame Buffer remain the same.

Cooling Solution
Exclusive DirectCU II thermal design includes a direct-GPU contact 10mm copper heatpipe and 220% larger dissipation area to boost heat removal efficiency. It performs 20% cooler and 3X quieter than reference.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance over the reference Radeon R9 290X.

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