Radeon_R9_290_VTX3D_X-Edition
AMD Radeon R9 290 VTX3D X-Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 290 VTX3D X-Edition run games
12 Jan 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 290 VTX3D X-Edition is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p. All games with system requirements of DirectX 11 or lower are met by this card.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the Radeon R9 290 VTX3D X-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 2020. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 372 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon R9 290 VTX3D X-Edition is running FIFA 20 and delivering strong performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 133 frames per second. Comparing this to Red Dead Redemption 2 which is getting playable results, where it averages 44 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Grand Theft Auto VI, which is predicted to run at 14 frames per second.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up FIFA 20 to see how the Radeon R9 290 VTX3D X-Edition dealt with it. It scored up a strong series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 228 FPS, Medium: 190 FPS, High: 139 FPS and Ultra: 101 FPS. Next we looked at Red Dead Redemption 2 which was playable with a 33 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Grand Theft Auto VI that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 10. 1440p Radeon R9 290 VTX3D X-Edition PC gaming is a solid choice of hardware for increased screen resolution gaming. We can see this graphics card is capable of delivering reliable frame rates at Ultra and certainly High graphics settings at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290 VTX3D X-Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290 VTX3D X-Edition in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290 VTX3D X-Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 290 VTX3D X-Edition is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which is 51% more powerful and can run 879 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 290 VTX3D X-Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB, which is 21% more powerful and can run 823 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
61 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290 VTX3D X-Edition is released on 05 Nov 2013

Radeon R9 290 VTX3D X-Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290 VTX3D X-Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
156 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
62 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2560
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
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1250 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
320GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
975 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
750 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 290 VTX3D X-Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 290 VTX3D X-Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 290.
This edition comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit which was increased from 947MHz to 975MHz.
Therefore, this card is expected to consume even more energy and heat slightly more.
Benchmarks indicate a 1% performance boost over the reference card.


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Radeon R9 290 VTX3D X-Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 36% 13%
Cyberpunk 2077 30% 55%
Doom Eternal 45% 3%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 58% 30%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 39% 13%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 30% 55%
FIFA 20 56% 40%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6% 73%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 79% 55%
Need For Speed Heat 37% 13%
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