AMD Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire

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80
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How well can the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire run games
AMD Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games.

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

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2022. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 800 games in todays list.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire is running Forza Horizon 5 and delivering reasonable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 56 frames per second. Comparing this to Grand Theft Auto VI which is predicted to get playable results, where it averages 38 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is FIFA 22, which is running at 120 frames per second.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Forza Horizon 5 which delivered playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 113 FPS, Medium: 89 FPS, High: 60 FPS and Ultra: 43 FPS. Next we have Grand Theft Auto VI running on Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire which is predicted to get L: 77FPS, M: 60FPS, H: 41FPS, U: 29FPS. And for performance contrast the popular FIFA 22 gets L: 242FPS, M: 190FPS, H: 128FPS, U: 92FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire, this is probably one of the better high resolution gaming options on the graphics card market. You can consider pushing most games up to 4K with this gpu and Ultra 1440p is going to be a regular occurrence for gaming today.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire? 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 MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire.
FPS System Benchmark
90 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire was released on 01 Dec 2013
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii XT (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
366 GTexel/s
ROPs
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
133 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
8192MB (x2)
Memory Speed
1250MHz
Memory Bus
512bit (x2)
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
640GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB (x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1040 MHz
Power
Max Power
580 Watts
PSU
1000 Watt & 67 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
3840 x 2160
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
80
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Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition put together using AMD's Crossfire technology.

GPU: Changes
Check the page of [Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition](http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/index.php?gid=1997&graphics=Radeon%20R9%20290X%20MSI%20Gaming%20Edition) for more details.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 2% performance over the reference Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition in Crossfire.

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