Radeon_R9_290X_MSI_Gaming_8GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition is capable of DirectX 11 gaming requirements.

How well will the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition run 2022 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 450 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition is running Back 4 Blood and delivering reasonable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 45 frames per second. Comparing this to Forza Horizon 5 which is getting reasonable results, where it averages 45 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Grand Theft Auto VI, which is predicted to run at 23 frames per second.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Back 4 Blood and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 90 FPS, Medium: 71 FPS, High: 48 FPS and Ultra: 34 FPS. We then checked the performance on Forza Horizon 5 to see if that runs well. It was playable with a 34 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition is ok at playing most games but might need to have the graphics settings lowered to medium preset in some cases.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
72 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition was released on 06 Nov 2014
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
183 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
67 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
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
1040 MHz
Power
Max Power
290 Watts
PSU
750 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
45
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Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's high-end Radeon R9 290X, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1040MHz, instead of 1000MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock remains the same while the Frame Buffer was doubled to 8GB: which only proves to be useful when gaming at 3K or more.

Cooling Solution
The reference AMD Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by MSI's Twin Frozr IV Double Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 12% performance over the reference Radeon R9 290X 4GB.

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