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
While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II 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.

Only a couple of the most demanding games can be played by the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition.

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? We think this Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

FPS System Benchmark
116 FPS
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The Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition was released on the 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
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
1350 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
345.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
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
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Resolution Performance
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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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Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Borderlands 3 32% 12%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 35% 46%
Cyberpunk 2077 35% 46%
eFootball PES 2020 48% 28%
FIFA 20 59% 44%
GreedFall 51% 11%
Gears 5 41% 90%
Control 28% 6%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 35% 60%
NBA 2K20 85% 53%
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Can my cpu handle it?

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And ASUS solved the only problems of the reference card with this model-heat and noise

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the 780 Classified is cheaper than this :D
this cost almost 900$ in Norway
And i rather want a nVidia card, Instead of this bad Overclocker :P

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Lol, But still true :)

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why do u post and reply to yourself huh?

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Lool, The someone has been deleting a comment ^^

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hahaha

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But it isn't even a bad overclocker…

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Most are. :)


And it is an old post as well. :)

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What are the temps with the direct CU II?

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The article I read showed showed 77 degrees Celsius under heavy game load.

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Wow, I think Asus are secretly magicians XD

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I saw the review come out and I want that card. It is a sexy card =D just wish the price would have stayed around $600 and not jump up like it did =/

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75 degress on furmark :)

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