Radeon_R9_290X_Asus_DirectCU_II_OC_Edition_Crossfire
AMD Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire

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How well can the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire run games
25 Mar 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire will blast beyond the majority of games requirements at 1080p, so crank up your screen resolution to 1440p or 4K and let the beautiful AAA game visuals wash over you. This is how gaming is meant to be played but you are likely to have to pay top dollar for the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire privilege. But if you can get this graphics solution, then its happy gaming. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire graphics card, when running 2020 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. The Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 866 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Halo: The Master Chief Collection and saw it deliver reasonable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 148 FPS, Medium: 116 FPS, High: 78 FPS and Ultra: 56 FPS. We proceeded to look at Ori and the Will of the Wisps to see how that compared and saw that it returned a good 70 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Halo: The Master Chief Collection to see how the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire dealt with it. It scored up a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 113 FPS, Medium: 89 FPS, High: 60 FPS and Ultra: 43 FPS. Next we looked at Ori and the Will of the Wisps which was reasonable with a 53 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Cyberpunk 2077 that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 34. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire we get the impression that it is a solid choice of hardware for increased screen resolution gaming. We can see this graphics card is capable of delivering reliable frame rates at Ultra and certainly High graphics settings at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 28% better and can run 990 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5700 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 23% better and can meet 980 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
90 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire is released on 01 Dec 2013

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

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii XT (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
370 GTexel/s
ROPs
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
134 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
5632
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
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1350 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
691.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1050 MHz
Power
Max Power
600 Watts
PSU
1000 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
12 GB
Best Resolution
5760 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

The Crossfire setup of Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition.


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Radeon R9 290X Asus DirectCU II OC Edition Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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0%
Graphics Card
19%
RAM
11GB
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