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
Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition 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.

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

The Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition meets a reasonable number of the most demanding game requirements of today. 34 % of the demanding games are playable.

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

FPS System Benchmark
127 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition is released on the 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
2816
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
320GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
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
Resolution Performance
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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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Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
16%
RAM
11GB
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