Radeon_R9_290X_Asus_ROG_Matrix_Platinum_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum 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.

How well will the Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition run 2022 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 391 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Far Cry 6 getting 19 FPS with the Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition, Resident Evil 8 getting 17 FPS and Back 4 Blood getting 40 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition by playing Far Cry 6 which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 38FPS, M: 30FPS, H: 20FPS, U: 14FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Resident Evil 8 and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 13 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Back 4 Blood which gets playable results with a 30FPS on Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition running at 1440p is going to struggle to keep a solid FPS, but a modern game could have a few options tweaked to get it playable at this res but on low graphics settings.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition in your PC? This Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum 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 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
66 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition was released on 19 Mar 2014
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
185 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
67 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
1350MHz
Memory Bus
512bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
345.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1050 MHz
Power
Max Power
375 Watts
PSU
750 Watt & 55 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
39
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Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition is a special edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 290X, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1050MHz, instead of 1000MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1350MHz while the Frame Buffer remain the same.

Cooling Solution
Exclusive DirectCU II thermal design includes a direct-GPU contact 10mm copper heatpipe and 220% larger dissipation area to boost heat removal efficiency. It performs 20% cooler and 3X quieter than reference.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance over the reference Radeon R9 290X.

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