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 2023. This graphics hardware can run 301 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 playable 44 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: 88FPS, M: 69FPS, H: 46FPS, U: 33FPS. 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 716 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 956 games from the most demanding games today.