Radeon_R9_290_Club3D_royalKing_4GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition run games
AMD Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 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.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2022. This graphics hardware can run 306 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Resident Evil 8 and saw it deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 29 FPS, Medium: 23 FPS, High: 15 FPS and Ultra: 11 FPS. We proceeded to look at Star Citizen to see how that compared and predict that it will return a reasonable 48 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition at 1440p with Resident Evil 8, which got a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 22 FPS, Medium: 17 FPS, High: 12 FPS and Ultra: 8 FPS. We then checked out Star Citizen which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 96FPS, M: 75FPS, H: 51FPS, U: 36FPS. And another popular game was FIFA 22 that returned L: 167FPS, M: 132FPS, H: 89FPS, U: 63FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition is a reasonable choice at this screen size. You can always tweak modern game graphics settings to help you get a better High graphics setting experience at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB 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 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB, which is 23% more powerful and can run 726 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which is 73% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 960 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
61 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition was released on 05 Nov 2013
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
156 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
62 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
1250MHz
Memory Bus
512bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
320GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
975 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
600 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
30
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Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 290, created by Club3D.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 975MHz, instead of 947MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
CLUB3D CoolStream Cooling Solution.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 3% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 290.

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