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AMD Radeon R9 290 Crossfire

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7.7
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How well can the Radeon R9 290 Crossfire run games
2 May 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon R9 290 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. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

What FPS performance can the Radeon R9 290 Crossfire get on latest AAA 2021 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 698 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon R9 290 Crossfire shows us that Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is predicted to get a playable result of 36 FPS, and then we are seeing Age of Empires IV predicted to return a reasonable 51 FPS while another game on our list is the Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition which is getting 1 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Age of Empires IV will deliver playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 102 FPS, Medium: 80 FPS, High: 54 FPS and Ultra: 39 FPS. Next we have Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition running on Radeon R9 290 Crossfire which gets L: 3FPS, M: 2FPS, H: 1FPS, U: 1FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is predicted to get L: 72FPS, M: 57FPS, H: 38FPS, U: 27FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon R9 290 Crossfire is not ideal and its more advisable to run modern games at 1080p resolution. But if you really want to play games at 1440p then you will likely have to make some graphical adjustments to improve game FPS stability.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290 Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290 Crossfire in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290 Crossfire? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon R9 290 Crossfire? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 786 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 21% increased graphics performance. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which is 29% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 905 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290 Crossfire is released on 05 Nov 2013

Radeon R9 290 Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290 Crossfire
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii PRO (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
303 GTexel/s
ROPs
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
121 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
5120
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
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
640GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
947 MHz
Power
Max Power
550 Watts
PSU
750 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
12 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 290 Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 290 Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 290.


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Radeon R9 290 Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
5%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Resident Evil 8 37% 26%
Grand Theft Auto VI 14% 36%
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition 36% 58%
Battlefield 6 43% 26%
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 49% 26%
Far Cry 6 14% 40%
Days Gone 25% 8%
Star Citizen 15% 15%
Biomutant 43% 5%
Scavengers 49% 3%
Radeon R9 290 Crossfire Extras
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