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
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation 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. Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2020 popular games. This short Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. 168 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Grounded getting 52 FPS with the Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition, Valorant getting 438 FPS and Horizon: Zero Dawn predicted to get 42 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Grounded to see how the Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition dealt with it. It scored up a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 104 FPS, Medium: 82 FPS, High: 55 FPS and Ultra: 39 FPS. Next we looked at Valorant which was strong with a 334 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Horizon: Zero Dawn that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 32. In summary we feel the Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition running at 1440p is easily capable of pc gaming across these screen resolutions. Turn the game settings up to Ultra at 1440p. This GPU is also capable of running a solid FPS across a lot of games at 4K resolution as well.

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? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB as this is better than 853 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 53% better performance as well. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB, which is 25% more powerful and can run 790 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
59 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition was released on 20 Dec 2013

Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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
2560
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
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
320GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
23%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 9% 9%
Cyberpunk 2077 21% 60%
Valorant 96% 89%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 28% 60%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 5% 16%
Grounded 66% 3%
Marvel's Avengers 28% 60%
Grand Theft Auto VI 9% 73%
Halo Infinite 28% 60%
Death Stranding 30% 23%
Radeon R9 290 XFX Double Dissipation Edition Extras
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