Radeon_R9_290_Gigabyte_WindForce_3X_OC_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 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. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

Here is a performance review on how capable the Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition is at running the more popular games of 2019. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 501 games in the list.

Running at 1080p this card gets a strong frame rate from FIFA 20 with 135 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at The Outer Worlds which returns a reasonable 55 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Cyberpunk 2077 which we predict will get a weak 21 FPS.

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 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition dealt with it. It scored up a strong series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 232 FPS, Medium: 193 FPS, High: 142 FPS and Ultra: 103 FPS. Next we looked at The Outer Worlds which was playable with a 42 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Cyberpunk 2077 that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 16. 1440p Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition PC gaming is capable of delivering a solid gaming experience across larger screen sized monitors. We expect to see High and Ultra graphics settings across most games at 1440p with this GPU.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 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 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 899 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 49% better performance. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 26% better and can meet 855 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
62 FPS
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The Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition is released on 05 Dec 2013

Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
166 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
67 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2560
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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
1040 MHz
Power
Max Power
275 Watts
PSU
750 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
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Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 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 1040MHz. The memory clock was left untouched. Furthermore, the card comes with a custom triple fan solution which will reduce its temperature under load.
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance boost over the reference card.


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Radeon R9 290 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Halo: Reach 84% 65%
Red Dead Redemption 2 37% 11%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 40% 11%
Borderlands 3 29% 17%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 79% 52%
Cyberpunk 2077 32% 52%
FIFA 20 57% 41%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 68% 28%
eFootball PES 2020 46% 24%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 95% 49%
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Iv got this card with an i3 4150 3.5ghz cpu and 8 gigs ram and it is running all my games in ultra with 60 fps

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This cards uses a 1X6 pin 1X8 pin power connecter

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The dvi port broke, it is in warranty period and i want to change it, any suggestions ? maybe nvidia . i will be able to spend some extra cash for it.

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To be honest. If you want to know which one is better between AMD and Nvidia, then there is no answer because both are good and each also have their pros and cons. If you want to upgrade go with the graphics card that is good enough in performance and money for you.

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i decided to go with nvidia gtx 970…for aprox 70 more dollars.. the difference is HUGE ! Games are much better optimised for nvidia: in watch dogs on ultra im finally hitting 50-60 fps, gta 5 looks gorgeous, ive recieved batman and witcher.
This is my first nvidia card and i think i`l stay on this side from now on

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Glad to hear that! Choose what you want, don't let fanboys ever tell you what to use, try everything out. I play a lot of Battlefield and other AMD based games, so I chose that and that is why I stay with AMD mostly. As long as you are happy with your choice, nothing else really matters. Happy gaming!

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Could someone please tell me if my CPU would bottleneck?

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no man

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those days it will in cpu tensive games like example watc dogs, ac unity,etc you should stick to r9 280x its more proper combination with cpu

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guyz this droped in price extremely i have the mony some saved but you guyz think this card is enough for next 2 years playing on 1080p high-ultra or should go for gtx970

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GTX970 is just very slightly better than r9 290, so go for the best price and take R9 290(gigabyte, asus whatever you prefer) and yes you should be able to play everything on high-ultra for 2 years or even more, who knows, if you have very good cpu and enough ram of course

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My graphics card broke and this one was the best to get. Just for the hell of it, could someone please tell me if my CPU would bottleneck?

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i think you may be safe but you should oc just small % to avoid bottleneck for sure

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Okay, will do! Thank you very much!

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you wont bottleneck man yeah its an old cpu but its still a i7 with good clock speeds you wont even need to oc if you dont want

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Hi there.this is my first comment .Happy to meet u all…I want a new pc but cannot afford right now…Thinking to buy for now this Gpu …Will i be able to match the MB and CPU (i mean without bottlenecks and compabilities)

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Your current CPU will bottleneck this gpu, and your mobo doesn't support PCIe 3.0 which means you won't be able to experience this card's full potential. Ps. If you can afford this card you can probably also afford 8g 1600mhz or better ram, consider it.

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will it still work in PCIe 2.0 16 that i have?.I read that a drop of 2-3% in perf. maybe less are the only differ of PCIe 2 and 3,.actually my mem is Kingston HyperX DDR3 KHX1600C9D3 but i don't know how to oc it in bios so i let it 1333

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The performance loss is negligible buddy.

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can my psu (thermaltake 700 w toughpower handle this card?

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If I upgrade to this card will my cpu cause bottlenecking?

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Sorry for the late response but in theory you should be ok, but this is about the farthest you should go before upgrading, iirc your processor is around as fast as the Core i7 930 or so

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I'm planning to upgrade to this GFX for 50€ more i can get the 290x i would sell my 7870 its an lucky shot one bcs it runs steady on high overclock settings and i even was planning to add another r9 290 to crossfire them and does it reall

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i've decided to get this r9 290 without x i will add few Benchmarks for it later :)

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