Radeon_R9_290X_XFX_Core_4GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB Edition graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.

DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB Edition graphics card, when running 2022 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 368 games in todays list.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Forza Horizon 5 getting 38 FPS with the Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB Edition, Battlefield 2042 getting 5 FPS and Back 4 Blood getting 38 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Forza Horizon 5 on the Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB Edition to see that it got a playable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 77FPS, M: 60FPS, H: 41FPS, U: 29FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Battlefield 2042 which seemed weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 4 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Back 4 Blood where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 29 FPS. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB Edition is going to need to lower its graphics settings to medium on modern games.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB 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 XFX Core 4GB 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 XFX Core 4GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB Edition was released on 24 Oct 2013
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
176 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
64 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
1000 MHz
Power
Max Power
290 Watts
PSU
750 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
36
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Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R290X, created by XFX.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Performance
Without Overclocking Out of The Box, Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB Edition is as fast as the reference Radeon R9 290X.

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