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
AMD Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

How well will the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition run 2022 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 390 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition shows us that Back 4 Blood is getting a playable result of 40 FPS, and then we are seeing Grand Theft Auto VI predicted to return a weak 17 FPS while another game on our list is the Forza Horizon 5 which is getting 40 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition by researching Grand Theft Auto VI leading us to predict a weak performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 33FPS, M: 26FPS, H: 18FPS, U: 13FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Forza Horizon 5 and that was playable. This graphics card delivered 30 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Back 4 Blood which gets playable results with a 30FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition PC gaming is likely in need of some graphical option tweaks when trying to play modern games.

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? This Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 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 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
66 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition was released on 07 Jan 2014
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
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
1350MHz
Memory Bus
512bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
345.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
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
GD Official
GD RATING
39
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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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