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AMD Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire run games
7 Mar 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This computer hardware provides top end graphics. The Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire will easily meet recommended system requirements of games released today. This is a strong benchmarker on modern games and can often return excellent frame rates at high and ultra 1080p. But the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire can also run 1440p pc system requirements. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2021 popular games. This short Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 799 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 Valheim and delivering good performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 60 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 Hitman 3, which is running at 45 frames per second.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire by playing Valheim which yielded a reasonable performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 120FPS, M: 94FPS, H: 64FPS, U: 45FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Grand Theft Auto VI and that was playable. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 29 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Hitman 3 which gets playable results with a 34FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

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? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB which is 29% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 979 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 20% better and can run 964 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
90 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire is released on 01 Dec 2013

Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming 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
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
640GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
0
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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 for more details.


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


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Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Graphics Card
5%
RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 36% 17%
Monster Hunter Rise 75% 27%
Valheim 58% 17%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 52% 24%
Grand Theft Auto VI 27% 16%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 58% 27%
Resident Evil 8 75% 19%
Far Cry 6 27% 20%
Diablo 2 Resurrected 70% 17%
Hitman 3 64% 8%
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