Radeon_R9_290X_Asus_DirectCU_II_OC_Edition_Crossfire
AMD Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire run games
AMD Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire 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.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2021 popular games. This short Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 817 games in the list.

A Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire card at 1080p is predicted to see a reasonable frame rate when running Dying Light 2 on Ultra - 45 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on FIFA 22 which is 121 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Resident Evil 8 performs on this hardware, which gets a playable 39 FPS.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Dying Light 2 to predict how the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire would deal with it. Our research revealed a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 90 FPS, Medium: 71 FPS, High: 48 FPS and Ultra: 34 FPS. Next we looked at FIFA 22 which we predict will be strong with a 92 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Resident Evil 8 that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 29. 1440p gaming on the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire is capable of delivering a solid gaming experience across larger screen sized monitors. We expect to see High and Ultra graphics settings across most games at 1440p with this GPU.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire? Then we would suggest getting a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, as it can run 976 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 25% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
90 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire was released on 01 Dec 2013
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii XT (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
370 GTexel/s
ROPs
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
134 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
8192MB (x2)
Memory Speed
1350MHz
Memory Bus
512bit (x2)
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
691.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB (x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1050 MHz
Power
Max Power
600 Watts
PSU
1000 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
12 GB
Best Resolution
5760 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
8.1
Approved

Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

The Crossfire setup of Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition.

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