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
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

How well will the Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition run 2020 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 364 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

A Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition card at 1080p is seeing a reasonable frame rate when running Horizon: Zero Dawn on Ultra - 47 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Death Stranding which is 40 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Cyberpunk 2077 is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a weak 24 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition by playing Horizon: Zero Dawn which yielded a playable performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 95FPS, M: 75FPS, H: 50FPS, U: 36FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Death Stranding and that was playable. This graphics card delivered 30 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Cyberpunk 2077 which is predicted to get weak results with a 18FPS on Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition is a reasonable performance fit for this resolution. Some of the more resource intensive games may well need a few graphical tweak to get the most out of the graphics card at this increased resolution.

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? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which has 40% better performance and can run 852 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB, which has 21% better performance and can run 804 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
66 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition was released on 19 Mar 2014

Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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
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
1350 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
345.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
12%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Horizon: Zero Dawn 14% 6%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1% 1%
Cyberpunk 2077 28% 46%
Marvel's Avengers 35% 46%
Valorant 96% 90%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 35% 46%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 51% 39%
Fast & Furious Crossroads 30% 90%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1% 58%
Death Stranding 36% 12%
Radeon R9 290X Asus ROG Matrix Platinum Edition Extras
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