Radeon_R9_290X_MSI_Lightning_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 290X MSI Lightning Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 290X MSI Lightning Edition run games
Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon R9 290X MSI Lightning Edition graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games.

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

This graphics card can play 11% of the most demanding games available today.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290X MSI Lightning Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290X MSI Lightning Edition in your PC? We think this Radeon R9 290X MSI Lightning Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

FPS System Benchmark
118 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X MSI Lightning Edition is released on the 01 Mar 2014
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290X MSI Lightning Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
190 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
69 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2816
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
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
320GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1080 MHz
Power
Max Power
290 Watts
PSU
750 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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Radeon R9 290X MSI Lightning Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 290X MSI Lightning Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 290X.
This edition comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit which was increased from 1000MHz to 1080MHz. The memory clock was left untouched. Furthermore, the card comes with a custom double fan solution which will reduce its temperature under load.
There are no benchmarks available but expect, at most, a 4% performance boost over the reference card.


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Radeon R9 290X MSI Lightning Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
3%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 35% 44%
eFootball PES 2020 49% 35%
The Division 2 54% 60%
Doom Eternal 49% 10%
Metro: Exodus 49% 60%
Borderlands 3 61% 11%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2% 60%
Watch Dogs Legion 61% 11%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 70% 48%
FIFA 20 69% 36%
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