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AMD Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition Crossfire

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

The Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition Crossfire will blast beyond the majority of games requirements at 1080p, so crank up your screen resolution to 1440p or 4K and let the beautiful AAA game visuals wash over you. This is how gaming is meant to be played but you are likely to have to pay top dollar for the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition Crossfire privilege. But if you can get this graphics solution, then its happy gaming. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

What FPS performance can the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition Crossfire get on latest AAA 2021 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. The Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition Crossfire can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 759 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition Crossfire is running Resident Evil 8 and delivering playable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 39 frames per second. Comparing this to Dying Light 2 which is predicted to get reasonable results, where it averages 45 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Far Cry 6, which is predicted to run at 41 frames per second.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition Crossfire to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Resident Evil 8 where it was playable. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 78 FPS, Medium: 61 FPS, High: 41 FPS and Ultra: 29 FPS. We added Dying Light 2 to our research and predict it will be playable with a 34 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Far Cry 6 leading us to predict 31 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition Crossfire is a perfectly suitable selection of hardware for theis larger screen size. If a game at 1440p struggles a bit or experiences a frame drop then you can tweak settings in game to help get it stable. This might mean lowering it to medium or low in some specific options.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition Crossfire in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition Crossfire

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition Crossfire? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB which is 28% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 974 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5700 8GB, as it can run 964 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 23% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
90 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition Crossfire is released on 07 Jan 2014

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

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition Crossfire
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii XT (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
366 GTexel/s
ROPs
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
133 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
5632
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
1350 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
691.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1040 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
Power Connector
None
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 Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

The Crossfire setup of Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition.


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Radeon R9 290X PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
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Graphics Card
6%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
New World 56% 28%
Resident Evil 8 46% 7%
Grand Theft Auto VI 28% 15%
Battlefield 2042 52% 7%
Far Cry 6 28% 19%
Forza Horizon 5 57% 35%
FIFA 22 70% 59%
Dying Light 2 28% 11%
Star Citizen 28% 28%
Battlefield 6 52% 7%
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