Radeon_R9_290X_XFX_Double_Dissipation_8GB_Edition
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
AMD Radeon R9 290X XFX Double Dissipation 8GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon R9 290X XFX Double Dissipation 8GB Edition is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements.

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

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2022 popular games. This short Radeon R9 290X XFX Double Dissipation 8GB Edition 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 446 games in todays list.

The Radeon R9 290X XFX Double Dissipation 8GB Edition graphics card is returning a playable performance on Dying Light 2 at 1080p of 30 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Grand Theft Auto VI which we predict will get weak frame rates of 22 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Resident Evil 8, which was getting 22 FPS under tests.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R9 290X XFX Double Dissipation 8GB Edition by playing Dying Light 2 which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 60FPS, M: 48FPS, H: 32FPS, U: 23FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Grand Theft Auto VI and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 17 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Resident Evil 8 which gets weak results with a 17FPS on Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon R9 290X XFX Double Dissipation 8GB Edition is going to struggle to keep a solid FPS, but a modern game could have a few options tweaked to get it playable at this res but on low graphics settings.

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? 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 XFX Double Dissipation 8GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
71 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X XFX Double Dissipation 8GB Edition was released on 07 Nov 2014
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
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
8192MB
Memory Speed
1375MHz
Memory Bus
512bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
352GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
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
GD Official
GD RATING
44
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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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