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 2021. 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 259 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 predict will get playable frame rates of 43 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 investigate at 1440p with this card was Forza Horizon 5 which we predicted will be playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 33 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 in need of some graphics adjustments to get some stability, which means its not an ideal gaming resolution for this GPU.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 828 games from the most demanding games today.