Radeon_R9_290X_Crossfire
AMD Radeon R9 290X Crossfire

GD Rating

8.9
Check Prices
How well can the Radeon R9 290X Crossfire run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This computer hardware provides top end graphics. The Radeon R9 290X 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 Crossfire can also run 1440p pc system requirements. All games with system requirements of DirectX 11 or lower are met by this card.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon R9 290X Crossfire graphics card, when running 2019 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. 885 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Halo: Reach getting 197 FPS with the Radeon R9 290X Crossfire, Cyberpunk 2077 predicted to get 43 FPS and Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order getting 44 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the Radeon R9 290X Crossfire ran Halo: Reach to a strong performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 397 FPS, Medium: 313 FPS, High: 210 FPS and Ultra: 150 FPS. Another game researched was Cyberpunk 2077 with predictions of L: 86FPS, M: 67FPS, H: 45FPS, U: 32FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order, which returned L: 88FPS, M: 69FPS, H: 46FPS, U: 33FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon R9 290X Crossfire is a solid performer with higher resolution modern gaming. This graphics card can also bump up to 4K gaming regularly with the latest games still being capable of high or ultra graphics settings at this level.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290X Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290X 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 Crossfire? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 290X Crossfire then a good choice would be 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB as this is better than 992 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 31% better performance as well. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 Air XT 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 22% better and can run 982 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
88 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X Crossfire was released on 24 Oct 2013

Radeon R9 290X Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290X Crossfire
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii XT (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
352 GTexel/s
ROPs
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
128 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
5632
Driver Support
golden star golden star golden star golden star golden star
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
4
HDMI Connection
2
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Power
Max Power
500 Watts
PSU
1250 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
12 GB
Best Resolution
5760 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
- -
10
- -
Radeon R9 290X Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 290X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 290X put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon R9 290X to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to 30% better than a single Radeon R9 290X performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it may perform worse than a single Radeon R9 290X. Expect this combination to draw up to 500 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.


Source [Pip]
Radeon R9 290X Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
19%
RAM
11GB
0%
VS
VS
Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Halo: Reach 89% 75%
Red Dead Redemption 2 54% 20%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 57% 20%
Borderlands 3 48% 16%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 85% 10%
Cyberpunk 2077 51% 10%
FIFA 20 69% 57%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 77% 8%
eFootball PES 2020 61% 45%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 97% 63%
Radeon R9 290X Crossfire Extras
View Compatible Hardware PC Builder
Discussion Area
The discussion area is the place where you get to chat with fellow gamers and techies.
You need to be logged in and have a GD rank of 2 or higher to join the discussion
View all discussions
X
Formatting Syntax Result
Bold **bold text** __more bold text__ bold text more bold text
Italic *italic text* _more italic text_ italic text more italic text
Strikethrough ~~strikethrough text~~ strikethrough text
Links [Game-Debate](https://www.game-debate.com) Game-Debate
Ordered List Press return twice to start your list

1. List item the first
2. List item the second
3. List item the third

Press return twice to finish your list
Press return twice to start your list
  1. List item the first
  2. List item the second
  3. List item the third
Press return twice to finish your list
Unordered Lists Press return twice to start your list

* List item the first
* List item the second
* List item the third

Press return twice to finish your list
Press return twice to start your list
  • List item the first
  • List item the second
  • List item the third
Press return twice to finish your list
Code Blocks `alert('hello world!');` alert('hello world!');
Quote Blocks > 'Tis better to have visited Game-Debate than to never have visited Game-Debate
'Tis better to have visited Game-Debate than to never have visited Game-Debate
Formatting Help
New - Ordered by date, the newest comments at the top
1 2 3
0
PC Specs
2018
Check Prices
$200.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
5

will this run on my 1010 watt PSU ????

0
PC Specs

CPU

2012
Check Prices
$122.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2015
Check Prices
$179.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

4 GB

0
0
/
6

this GPU is 1388% better than my BEAST GPU :D

1
PC Specs

CPU (20% overclock)

2014
Check Prices
$594.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

32 GB

0
0
/
12

I'm 9% worse… really?

0
PC Specs
2019
Check Prices
$329.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2018
Check Prices
$799.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
1
/
356

you mean 19% + you have oc included but this should be much better then your card overall especially on higher res…

1
PC Specs
2012
Check Prices
$195.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
1
/
41

Could this run NFSU2 at least on lower settings 800x600? :P

0
PC Specs
2014
Check Prices
$202.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2015
Check Prices
$109.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
61

THIS??? You don't know anything about Graphic Cards do you??? Why THAT GTX 650 Can PLAY IT MAX on any RESOLUTION FOR 60FPS. AND THIS IS MORE THAN 250% BETTER THAN YOUR GTX 650. THIS can MAX EVERYTHING FOR PC!!!!

3
PC Specs
2012
Check Prices
$195.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
1
/
41

You didn't understand the sarcasm…

0
PC Specs
2014
Check Prices
$202.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2015
Check Prices
$109.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
61

!?! …. Blast it all i got it :(

0
PC Specs
2013
Check Prices
$303.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2016
Check Prices
$450.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
4
/
93

My GPU is 935% worse than this one. My PC seems so weak.

0
PC Specs
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

5 GB

0
0
/
77

Lucky you…I'm 1016%…. :D

0
PC Specs
2013
Check Prices
$303.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2016
Check Prices
$450.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
4
/
93

Buy my GPU is only 7% stronger than yours, strange.

0
PC Specs
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

5 GB

0
0
/
77

Math doesn't seem to work well on this one.

0
PC Specs
2019
Check Prices
$399.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU

0
2019
Check Prices
$149.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
1
/
4

88% worse WHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH !

0
PC Specs
2014
Check Prices
$339.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2016
Check Prices
$649.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
12

I'm really tempted to get this configuration. Does anyone know how bad the driver reliance is? What games would perform worse under crossfire compared to a single 290x??

0
PC Specs

CPU (10% overclock)

2014
Check Prices
$339.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU (20% overclock)

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
0
/
8

Whoa, that rig though. :O

0
PC Specs

CPU

2017
Check Prices
$249.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
-10
/
421

it's not the drivers as much as the games have problems with CF and SLI, so don't blame it on drivers only, usually if a game supports CF and SLI you don't need a ton of drivers to get great performance and scaling in that game.

0
PC Specs

CPU (30% overclock)

2014
Check Prices
$6,841.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU (20% overclock)

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

64 GB

0
test rig
0
/
13

I wanted a new heater anyway

0
PC Specs

CPU

2017
Check Prices
$249.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
-10
/
421

pair that with an intel i5 or i7 cpu and you'll have to use the air conditioner at the coldest setting even in the winter :)

0
PC Specs

CPU (10% overclock)

2015
Check Prices
$243.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison
2016
Check Prices
$221.00
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
0
/
2

hey guys i have corsair gs800w psu now i want to know that this psu can handle this r9 290x crossfire easily or not ………..

0
PC Specs

CPU (15% overclock)

2014
Check Prices
$339.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU (25% overclock)

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

8 GB

0
0
/
4

You should be fine but if you want to make sure you could get a a 900w power supply.

-4
PC Specs
2013
Check Prices
$583.00
Your CPU CPU Comparison

GPU

0
Your GPU GPU Comparison

RAM

16 GB

0
test rig
0
/
-20

Nice 8% mine is better since I have my 2nd gtx 780 ti

1 2 3

Title

Body