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AMD Radeon R9 290X XFX Double Dissipation 8GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 290X XFX Double Dissipation 8GB Edition run games
20 Feb 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon R9 290X XFX Double Dissipation 8GB Edition 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 290X XFX Double Dissipation 8GB Edition run 2021 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. 398 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

Running at 1080p this card gets a reasonable frame rate from Watch Dogs Legion with 50 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Assassins Creed: Valhalla which returns a playable 35 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Far Cry 6 which we predict will get a weak 24 FPS.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon R9 290X XFX Double Dissipation 8GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Watch Dogs Legion where it was playable. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 100 FPS, Medium: 79 FPS, High: 53 FPS and Ultra: 38 FPS. We added Assassins Creed: Valhalla to our tests and saw it was playable with a 27 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Far Cry 6 leading us to predict 18 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p Radeon R9 290X XFX Double Dissipation 8GB Edition PC gaming is ok at playing most games but might need to have the graphics settings lowered to medium preset in some cases.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290X XFX Double Dissipation 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290X XFX Double Dissipation 8GB 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 Double Dissipation 8GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 290X XFX Double Dissipation 8GB Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which meets 800 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 31% better performance. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 290X XFX Double Dissipation 8GB Edition would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which meets 908 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 40% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
71 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X XFX Double Dissipation 8GB Edition was released on 07 Nov 2014

Radeon R9 290X XFX Double Dissipation 8GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290X XFX Double Dissipation 8GB 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
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1375 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
352GB/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 Double Dissipation 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 290X XFX Double Dissipation 8GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's high-end Radeon R9 290X 4GB, created by XFX.


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


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1375MHz while the Frame Buffer was doubled to 8GB: which only proves to be useful when gaming at 3K or more.


Cooling Solution
The reference AMD Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by XFX's XFX's exclusive ghost thermal 2.0 design creates a floating heatsink with open airflow between the PCB and the cover so that air can quickly ventilate off the card while simultaneously cooling the core process and the components.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 10% performance over the reference Radeon R9 290X 4GB.


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Radeon R9 290X XFX Double Dissipation 8GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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0%
Graphics Card
21%
RAM
13GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 19% 5%
Valheim 47% 5%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 39% 4%
Outriders 63% 1%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 46% 7%
Grand Theft Auto VI 7% 47%
Days Gone 19% 1%
Far Cry 6 7% 52%
Little Nightmares 2 62% 52%
Diablo 4 32% 36%
Radeon R9 290X XFX Double Dissipation 8GB Edition Extras
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