Radeon_R9_290X_MSI_Gaming_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 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.

Lets look at the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2022. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. The Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 379 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Battlefield 2042 getting 7 FPS with the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition, Star Citizen predicted to get 47 FPS and Resident Evil 8 getting 16 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 MSI Gaming Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Battlefield 2042 and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 13 FPS, Medium: 10 FPS, High: 7 FPS and Ultra: 5 FPS. We then checked the performance on Star Citizen to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be playable with a 35 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition we get the impression that it is going to need to lower its graphics settings to medium on modern games.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 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 MSI Gaming 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 MSI Gaming Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
65 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition was released on 01 Dec 2013
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 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
1250MHz
Memory Bus
512bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
320GB/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
37
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Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 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. The memory clock was left untouched. Furthermore, the card comes with a custom double 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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