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AMD Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition Crossfire

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

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition Crossfire graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

Game performance for the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition Crossfire 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. 822 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

A Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition Crossfire card at 1080p is seeing a reasonable frame rate when running Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord on Ultra - 56 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Ori and the Will of the Wisps which is 61 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Half-Life: Alyx performs on this hardware, which gets a playable 32 FPS.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition Crossfire ran Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord to a playable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 113 FPS, Medium: 89 FPS, High: 60 FPS and Ultra: 43 FPS. Another game tested was Ori and the Will of the Wisps, L: 122FPS, M: 96FPS, H: 65FPS, U: 46FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Half-Life: Alyx, which returned L: 64FPS, M: 51FPS, H: 34FPS, U: 24FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition Crossfire running at 1440p is ok at playing most games but might need to have the graphics settings lowered to medium preset in some cases.

How many years will the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition Crossfire graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition Crossfire in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for 2 to 3 years of meeting top end game system requirements

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition Crossfire? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5. This PC hardware upgrade performs 22% better and can run 870 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 26% better and can meet 949 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
78 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition Crossfire is released on 05 Dec 2013

Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition Crossfire Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition Crossfire
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Hawaii PRO (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
320 GTexel/s
ROPs
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
128 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
5120
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
1300 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
665.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Power
Max Power
550 Watts
PSU
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition Crossfire Game Requirement Analysis

The Crossfire setup of Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition.


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Radeon R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC Edition Crossfire vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
7%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 65% 14%
Call of Duty Warzone 52% 11%
Cyberpunk 2077 45% 22%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 72% 14%
Doom Eternal 9% 9%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered 88% 67%
Grand Theft Auto VI 17% 36%
Beyond Good & Evil 2 45% 22%
Half-Life: Alyx 6% 35%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 45% 22%
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