Radeon_R9_290_Asus_DirectCU_II_OC_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 290 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition

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3.1
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How well can the Radeon R9 290 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 290 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon R9 290 Asus DirectCU II OC 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.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon R9 290 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition graphics card, when running 2021 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 312 games in todays list.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon R9 290 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition shows us that Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to get a weak result of 12 FPS, and then we are seeing Resident Evil 8 returning a weak 12 FPS while another game on our list is the Star Citizen which is predicted to get 48 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon R9 290 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Resident Evil 8 and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 23 FPS, Medium: 18 FPS, High: 12 FPS and Ultra: 9 FPS. We then checked the performance on Star Citizen to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be playable with a 37 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon R9 290 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition is likely in need of some graphical option tweaks when trying to play modern games.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition in your PC? This Radeon R9 290 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 290 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition is the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which is 80% more powerful and can run 975 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which has 71% better performance and can run 965 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
62 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition was released on 17 Jan 2014
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
160 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
64 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
1000 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
3.1
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Radeon R9 290 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 290 Asus DirectCU II 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 1000MHz. The memory clock was left untouched. Furthermore, the card comes with a custom cooling solution which will reduce its temperature under load.
Benchmarks indicate a 2% performance boost over the reference card.

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