Radeon_R9_290_XFX_Black_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 290 XFX Black Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 290 XFX Black Edition run games
31 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

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

What FPS performance can the Radeon R9 290 XFX Black Edition get on latest AAA 2019 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 458.

The Radeon R9 290 XFX Black Edition graphics card is returning a strong performance on FIFA 20 at 1080p of 133 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip which we saw got playable frame rates of 44 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Need For Speed Heat, which was getting 44 FPS under tests.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R9 290 XFX Black Edition by playing FIFA 20 which yielded a strong performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 228FPS, M: 190FPS, H: 139FPS, U: 101FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip and that was playable. This graphics card delivered 33 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Need For Speed Heat which gets playable results with a 33FPS on Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon R9 290 XFX Black Edition running at 1440p is probably one of the better high resolution gaming options on the graphics card market. You can consider pushing most games up to 4K with this gpu and Ultra 1440p is going to be a regular occurrence for gaming today.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290 XFX Black Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290 XFX Black Edition in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290 XFX Black 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 49% better and can meet 900 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 21% better and can meet 853 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
61 FPS
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The Radeon R9 290 XFX Black Edition is released on 05 Nov 2013

Radeon R9 290 XFX Black Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290 XFX Black Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
157 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
63 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
980 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 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 XFX Black Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 290 XFX Black Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 290.
This edition features a custom cooling solution and comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit which was increased from 947MHz to 980MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 1% performance boost over the reference card.


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Radeon R9 290 XFX Black Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 36% 13%
Death Stranding 30% 55%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 39% 13%
Cyberpunk 2077 30% 55%
Need For Speed Heat 37% 13%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 79% 55%
Planet Zoo 40% 21%
Diablo 4 23% 55%
Borderlands 3 27% 19%
FIFA 20 56% 40%
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This is an awesome card. The design of the cooler is excellent.

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