Radeon_R9_290X_Gigabyte_WindForce_3X_OC_Edition_Crossfire
AMD Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire run games
20 Feb 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This computer hardware provides top end graphics. The Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire will easily meet recommended system requirements of games released today. This is a strong benchmarker on modern games and can often return excellent frame rates at high and ultra 1080p. But the Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire can also run 1440p pc system requirements. DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2021 popular games. This short Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 799 games in todays list.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire shows us that Watch Dogs Legion is getting a good result of 63 FPS, and then we are seeing Grand Theft Auto VI predicted to return a playable 38 FPS while another game on our list is the Far Cry 6 which is predicted to get 40 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire will run the upcoming game Grand Theft Auto VI to a playable performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 77 FPS, Medium: 60 FPS, High: 41 FPS and Ultra: 29 FPS. Another game researched was Far Cry 6 with predictions of L: 81FPS, M: 63FPS, H: 43FPS, U: 31FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Watch Dogs Legion, which returned L: 126FPS, M: 99FPS, H: 67FPS, U: 48FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire running at 1440p is a reasonable performance fit for this resolution. Some of the more resource intensive games may well need a few graphical tweak to get the most out of the graphics card at this increased resolution.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire in your PC? This gpu has around 2+ years of running AAA recommended system requirements before any upgrades should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire is the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB, which is 29% more powerful and can run 979 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 20% better and can meet 964 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
90 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire is released on 01 Dec 2013

Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii XT (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
366 GTexel/s
ROPs
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
133 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
5632
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
640GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1040 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
3840 x 2160
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

The Crossfire setup of Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire.


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Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
13GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 36% 17%
Valheim 58% 17%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 52% 24%
30XX 99% 96%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 58% 27%
Grand Theft Auto VI 27% 16%
Outriders 71% 20%
Far Cry 6 27% 20%
Little Nightmares 2 70% 62%
Days Gone 36% 22%
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