AMD Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire run games
AMD Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

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

Lets look at the Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2023. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 238 games in todays list.

The Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire graphics card is returning a playable performance on Days Gone at 1080p of 32 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Forza Horizon 5 which we saw got weak frame rates of 22 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Grand Theft Auto VI, which is predicted to get 0 FPS under tests.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Days Gone on the Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire to see that it got a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 63FPS, M: 50FPS, H: 34FPS, U: 24FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Forza Horizon 5 which seemed weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 17 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Grand Theft Auto VI where its predicted Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 0 FPS. In summary we feel the Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire running at 1440p is not the best choice to run modern games.

How many years will the Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire 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 M290X Crossfire? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q which is 90% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 805 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
44 FPS
The Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire was released on 01 Jan 2014
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire
GCN 1.1 Neptune XT (x2)
Texture Rate
144 GTexel/s
32 (x2)
Pixel Rate
58 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
2560 (x2)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Direct X
DX 11.2
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
4096MB (x2)
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
256bit (x2)
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
512KB (x2)
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
850 MHz
Boost Clock
900 MHz
Max Power
200 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
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Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 M290X put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon R9 M290X to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to twice as better as a single Radeon R9 M290X performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single Radeon R9 M290X.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.

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