Radeon_R9_290X_Asus_DirectCU_II_OC_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition run games
31 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II 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.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition 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. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 599 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Cyberpunk 2077 and predict it will deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 62 FPS, Medium: 49 FPS, High: 33 FPS and Ultra: 24 FPS. We proceeded to look at Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order to see how that compared and predict that it will return a playable 25 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Cyberpunk 2077 and predict it will deliver weak frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 47 FPS, Medium: 37 FPS, High: 25 FPS and Ultra: 18 FPS. We then checked the performance on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be weak with a 19 FPS at Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition, this is going to need to lower its graphics settings to medium on modern games.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which meets 901 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 40% better performance. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB, which has 21% better performance and can run 863 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
66 FPS
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The Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition was released on 19 Dec 2013

Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
185 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
1350 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
345.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1050 MHz
Power
Max Power
300 Watts
PSU
750 Watt & 55 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
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Resolution Performance
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Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition is a special edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 290X, created by Asus.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1050MHz, instead of 1000MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1350MHz while the Frame Buffer remain the same.


Cooling Solution
Exclusive DirectCU II thermal design includes a direct-GPU contact 10mm copper heatpipe and 220% larger dissipation area to boost heat removal efficiency. It performs 20% cooler and 3X quieter than reference.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance over the reference Radeon R9 290X.


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Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC 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 40% 6%
Death Stranding 35% 46%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 43% 6%
Need For Speed Heat 41% 6%
Cyberpunk 2077 35% 46%
Planet Zoo 44% 14%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 80% 46%
Diablo 4 28% 46%
Borderlands 3 32% 12%
FIFA 20 59% 44%
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Can my cpu handle it?

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And ASUS solved the only problems of the reference card with this model-heat and noise

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the 780 Classified is cheaper than this :D
this cost almost 900$ in Norway
And i rather want a nVidia card, Instead of this bad Overclocker :P

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Lol, But still true :)

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why do u post and reply to yourself huh?

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Lool, The someone has been deleting a comment ^^

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hahaha

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But it isn't even a bad overclocker…

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Most are. :)


And it is an old post as well. :)

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What are the temps with the direct CU II?

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The article I read showed showed 77 degrees Celsius under heavy game load.

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Wow, I think Asus are secretly magicians XD

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I saw the review come out and I want that card. It is a sexy card =D just wish the price would have stayed around $600 and not jump up like it did =/

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75 degress on furmark :)

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