Radeon_R9_290_XFX_Double_Dissipation_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.

Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition is at running the more popular games of 2022. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 308 games in todays list.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition can run Days Gone at 1080p and saw it return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 111 FPS, Medium: 87 FPS, High: 59 FPS and Ultra: 42 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Star Citizen is predicted to return a reasonable 46 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Days Gone and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 85 FPS, Medium: 67 FPS, High: 45 FPS and Ultra: 32 FPS. We then checked the performance on Star Citizen to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be playable with a 35 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation 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 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition in your PC? This Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation 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 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which has 22% better performance and can run 616 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which is 78% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 961 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
59 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition was released on 20 Dec 2013
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
152 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
61 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
1250MHz
Memory Bus
512bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
320GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
947 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
750 Watt
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
30
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Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 290.
This edition features a custom cooling solution and no overclock out of the box meaning it offers exactly the same performance the reference Radeon R9 290 does.

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