Radeon_R9_290X_XFX_Core_4GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB Edition

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4.1
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How well can the Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB 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. DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2020. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 279 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Running at 1080p this card gets a strong frame rate from Valorant with 467 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Cyberpunk 2077 which is predicted to return a weak 22 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Death Stranding which we saw getting a playable 38 FPS.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Valorant which delivered strong FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 939 FPS, Medium: 740 FPS, High: 498 FPS and Ultra: 356 FPS. Next we have Cyberpunk 2077 running on Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB Edition which is predicted to get L: 44FPS, M: 35FPS, H: 23FPS, U: 17FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Death Stranding gets L: 77FPS, M: 60FPS, H: 41FPS, U: 29FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB Edition 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 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? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 44% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 852 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 24% better and can run 804 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB Edition was released on 24 Oct 2013

Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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
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
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
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
15%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2% 2%
Cyberpunk 2077 26% 50%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 11% 9%
Valorant 96% 89%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 33% 50%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 50% 37%
Marvel's Avengers 33% 50%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2% 62%
Grounded 68% 9%
Death Stranding 34% 15%
Radeon R9 290X XFX Core 4GB Edition Extras
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