Radeon_R9_290_PowerColor_PCS+_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ 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.

Game performance for the Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ 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. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 206 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition shows us that Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to get a weak result of 13 FPS, and then we are seeing Genshin Impact returning a playable 41 FPS while another game on our list is the Baldurs Gate 3 which is getting 41 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Genshin Impact where it was playable. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 82 FPS, Medium: 64 FPS, High: 43 FPS and Ultra: 31 FPS. We added Baldurs Gate 3 to our tests and saw it was playable with a 31 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Grand Theft Auto VI leading us to predict 10 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition is going to struggle to keep a solid FPS, but a modern game could have a few options tweaked to get it playable at this res but on low graphics settings.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition in your PC? We think this Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 46% better and can meet 825 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB as this is better than 763 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 20% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
62 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition is released on 13 Jan 2014

Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition
GPU
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
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
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
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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10
9.7
7.4
5.6
Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ 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 increased to 1350MHz. 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 PowerColor PCS+ Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
19%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 10% 16%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 32% 7%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 40% 19%
Genshin Impact 67% 17%
eFootball PES 2021 46% 41%
Marvel's Avengers 46% 11%
Watch Dogs Legion 1% 13%
FIFA 21 57% 41%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 49% 68%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4% 4%
Radeon R9 290 PowerColor PCS+ Edition Extras
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