Radeon_R9_290_PowerColor_PCS+_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition run games
20 Feb 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ 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 PowerColor PCS+ Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition in your PC? We think this Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB as this is better than 800 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 46% better performance as well. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 20% better and can run 721 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
62 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition was released on 13 Jan 2014

Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ 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
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
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 PowerColor PCS+ Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ 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 increased to 1350MHz. 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 PowerColor PCS+ Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
35%
RAM
13GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 10% 17%
Valheim 41% 17%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 32% 7%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4% 65%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 40% 4%
Outriders 59% 13%
Resident Evil 8 65% 68%
Far Cry 6 4% 69%
Diablo 2 Resurrected 57% 17%
Hitman 3 49% 52%
Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition Extras
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