Radeon_R9_290_Sapphire_BF4_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 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.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition in your PC? We think this Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 53% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 825 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB as this is better than 757 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 25% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
59 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition is released on 05 Nov 2013

Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
152 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
61 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
947 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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9.5
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Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition comes with a slightly different PCB and design. Still, as soon as you close your case you stop seeing it. Don't expect any performance boost over the reference card as the specifications are exactly the same.


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Radeon R9 290 Sapphire BF4 Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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0%
Graphics Card
33%
RAM
12GB
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