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AMD Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition run games
17 May 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 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. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition in your PC? There is around 6-12 months of top end gaming left in this card, at which point its graphics card replacement time, assuming the Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which has 46% better performance and can run 780 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB, which has 20% better performance and can run 691 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
62 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition is released on 05 Dec 2013

Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
166 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
67 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2560
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
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
320GB/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
275 Watts
PSU
750 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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10
9.7
7.4
5.6
Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 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 1040MHz. The memory clock was left untouched. Furthermore, the card comes with a custom triple fan solution which will reduce its temperature under load.
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance boost over the reference card.


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Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
35%
RAM
13GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
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Resident Evil 8 23% 52%
Days Gone 10% 11%
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 38% 52%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4% 65%
Biomutant 32% 26%
Far Cry 6 4% 69%
Battlefield 6 32% 52%
Star Citizen 3% 3%
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition 65% 91%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla - Wrath of the Druids 32% 7%
Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Extras
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