Radeon_R9_290_Gigabyte_WindForce_3X_OC_Edition_Crossfire
AMD Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire 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. All games with system requirements of DirectX 11 or lower are met by this card.

How well will the Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire run 2020 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. The Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 774 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a reasonable frame rate from Cyberpunk 2077 with 54 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Baldurs Gate 3 which returns a reasonable 52 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Grand Theft Auto VI which we predict will get a playable 30 FPS.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Cyberpunk 2077 and predict it will deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 108 FPS, Medium: 85 FPS, High: 57 FPS and Ultra: 41 FPS. We then checked the performance on Baldurs Gate 3 to see if that runs well. It was playable with a 40 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for 2 to 3 years of meeting top end game system requirements

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5. This PC hardware upgrade performs 22% better and can run 832 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which is 26% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 927 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
78 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire is released on 05 Dec 2013

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

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii PRO (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
333 GTexel/s
ROPs
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
133 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
5120
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
8 GB
Best Resolution
3840 x 2160
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

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


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Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
2%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 28% 7%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 45% 14%
Genshin Impact 74% 6%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 52% 4%
eFootball PES 2021 57% 53%
FIFA 21 65% 53%
Marvel's Avengers 57% 11%
Watch Dogs Legion 18% 9%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 59% 35%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 17% 17%
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