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Gaming PC build Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition, Core i7-9700K 8-Core 3.6GHz, 12GB performance review

This Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition graphics card, along with a Core i7-9700K 8-Core 3.6GHz can run 379 of the top 1000 PC games released. A gaming PC like this has a Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition weak point. If this component was upgraded then the system could play up to 723 games from the 1000 most demanding games of today.

Lets see how well a gaming PC with these components performs on one of todays more popular games, Cyberpunk 2077. In summary, a Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition graphics card will struggle at desktop resolutions, but when thinking of Low vs Ultra graphics settings, it could pass at Medium settings on a small laptop screen.

2nd most popular game: Red Dead Redemption 2 - In summary, the Low vs Ultra graphics setting discussion brings us to consider 1080p as the optimum screen resolution for Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition when running Red Dead Redemption 2. The graphics settings and frame rates are as follows, Low setting: 116 FPS, Medium setting: 92 FPS, High setting: 62 FPS, Ultra setting: 44 FPS.

3rd most popular game: Dragon Ball Z Kakarot - In summary, we put the 1440p screen resolution as the better choice for the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition here. But if you are looking for strong FPS at the top end of graphics quality then you would be aiming for 1080p Ultra or 1080p High. Here are some Low Vs Ultra frame rates that we think you should consider. 1080p High graphics setting gets 92 FPS and Ultra is 66 FPS. Then moving on to the 1440p FPS with Low setting: 132 FPS, 1440p Medium setting: 104 FPS, 1440p High setting: 70 FPS, 1440p Ultra setting: 50 FPS.

Reported FPS for
Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 32 GB
high
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8350
RAM: 16 GB
high
@1920x1080
RAM: 12 GB
medium
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
low
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
high
@1920x1080
RAM: 8 GB
high
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
medium
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
medium
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8350
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
RAM: 16 GB
high
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8350
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8150
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@3840x2160
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080

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