Radeon_R9_290_Sapphire_BF4_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

Game performance for the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2022. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 308 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition is predicted to run Star Citizen with reasonable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 46 frames per second. Comparing this to Battlefield 2042 which is getting weak results, where it averages 0 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Grand Theft Auto VI, which is predicted to run at 8 frames per second.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Star Citizen will deliver playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 93 FPS, Medium: 73 FPS, High: 49 FPS and Ultra: 35 FPS. Next we have Battlefield 2042 running on Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition which gets L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to get L: 16FPS, M: 13FPS, H: 9FPS, U: 6FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition is unable to perform adequately across modern games at this increased resolution.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 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 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which meets 616 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 22% better performance. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 78% better and can run 961 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
59 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition was released on 05 Nov 2013
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
152 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
61 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
947 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
GD Official
GD RATING
30
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Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition comes with a slightly different PCB and design. Still, as soon as you close your case you stop seeing it. Don't expect any performance boost over the reference card as the specifications are exactly the same.

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