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AMD Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC 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.

Game performance for the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2020. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 249.

A Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition card at 1080p is seeing a playable frame rate when running Microsoft Flight Simulator on Ultra - 39 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on FIFA 21 which is 140 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a playable 43 FPS.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Microsoft Flight Simulator which delivered playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 79 FPS, Medium: 62 FPS, High: 42 FPS and Ultra: 30 FPS. Next we have FIFA 21 running on Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition which gets L: 240FPS, M: 200FPS, H: 147FPS, U: 107FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is predicted to get L: 86FPS, M: 67FPS, H: 45FPS, U: 32FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition 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 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition in your PC? This Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which meets 823 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 41% better performance. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB as this is better than 774 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 22% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
65 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition is released on 01 Dec 2013

Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
183 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
67 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2816
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
1300 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
332.8GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1040 MHz
Power
Max Power
290 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 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 290X.
This edition comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit which was increased from 1000MHz to 1040MHz and in the memory clock which now operates at 1300MHz. Furthermore, the card comes with a custom triple fan solution which will reduce its temperature under load.
There are no benchmarks available but expect, at most, a 2% performance boost over the reference card.


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Radeon R9 290X Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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0%
Graphics Card
22%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 13% 12%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 34% 3%
Watch Dogs Legion 2% 9%
Genshin Impact 68% 13%
FIFA 21 58% 43%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 42% 15%
eFootball PES 2021 48% 43%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 0% 0%
Marvel's Avengers 48% 7%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 51% 62%
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