Radeon_R9_290X_PowerColor_PCS+_4GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition run games
27 Jul 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 40% more powerful and can run 761 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 21% better and can run 693 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
66 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition is released on 07 Jan 2014

Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
183 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
67 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
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1350 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
345.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1040 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 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 290X 4GB, created by PowerColor.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1040MHz, instead of 1000MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1350MHz while the Frame Buffer remains the same.


Cooling Solution
The unique cooling technology can decrease operating environment temp. Effectively, and enhance headroom for OC capabilities.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance over the reference Radeon R9 290X 4GB.


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Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
29%
RAM
12GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Resident Evil 8 27% 46%
New World 40% 1%
Battlefield 2042 35% 46%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1% 58%
Far Cry 6 1% 62%
Forza Horizon 5 41% 12%
FIFA 22 59% 44%
Dying Light 2 1% 52%
Star Citizen 2% 2%
Battlefield 6 35% 46%
Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition Extras
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