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AMD Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Vapor-X Tri-X OC 4GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Vapor-X Tri-X OC 4GB Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Vapor-X Tri-X OC 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Vapor-X Tri-X OC 4GB Edition graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.

All games with system requirements of DirectX 11 or lower are met by this card.

What FPS performance can the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Vapor-X Tri-X OC 4GB Edition get on latest AAA 2022 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 392 games in the list.

A Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Vapor-X Tri-X OC 4GB Edition card at 1080p is seeing a reasonable frame rate when running Days Gone on Ultra - 48 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Back 4 Blood which is 41 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Star Citizen is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a reasonable 52 FPS.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Days Gone to see how the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Vapor-X Tri-X OC 4GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 97 FPS, Medium: 76 FPS, High: 51 FPS and Ultra: 37 FPS. Next we looked at Back 4 Blood which was playable with a 31 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Star Citizen that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 40. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Vapor-X Tri-X OC 4GB Edition we get the impression that it is a reasonable choice at this screen size. You can always tweak modern game graphics settings to help you get a better High graphics setting experience at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Vapor-X Tri-X OC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Vapor-X Tri-X OC 4GB Edition in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Vapor-X Tri-X OC 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 Sapphire Vapor-X Tri-X OC 4GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Vapor-X Tri-X OC 4GB Edition was released on 29 Apr 2014
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Vapor-X Tri-X OC 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
190 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
69 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
1410MHz
Memory Bus
512bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
361GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1080 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
GD Official
GD RATING
39
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Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Vapor-X Tri-X OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Vapor-X Tri-X OC 4GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 290X 4GB, created by Sapphire.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1080MHz, instead of 1000MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1410MHz while the Frame Buffer remains the same.

Cooling Solution
Sapphire’s innovative Vapor-X cooling technology allows products to run not only cooler but also much quieter. A Vapor-X product means a virtually silent gaming experience and more headroom to explore performance tweaking!

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance over the reference Radeon R9 290X 4GB.

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