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Gaming PC build Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition, Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz, 16GB performance review

According to the top 1000 recommended requirements for PC games a PC with a Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz processor, a Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition graphics card and 16GB RAM is better performing than 227 games from that list. The main hardware in this PC puts the Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition as a bottleneck component. If this was upgraded then the system could increase the number of games it could run to 575 at recommended requirement.

Lets see how this PC performs with a popular game like Cyberpunk 2077. In summary, while some might be tempted to play Cyberpunk 2077 in 1440p resolution with the Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition, we feel it is best placed at running at 1080p, where you could get the following frame rates - Low setting: 103 FPS, Medium setting: 81 FPS, High setting: 55 FPS, Ultra setting: 39 FPS.

2nd most popular game: Assassins Creed: Valhalla - In summary, while some might be tempted to play Assassins Creed: Valhalla in 1440p resolution with the Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition, we feel it is best placed at running at 1080p, where you could get the following frame rates - Low setting: 66 FPS, Medium setting: 56 FPS, High setting: 49 FPS, Ultra setting: 33 FPS.

3rd most popular game: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War - In summary, 1440p resolution shows itself to be the optimum performance vs visuals for the Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition. While it can certainly get a strong 1080p Ultra of 50 FPS, if you want to move up to 1440p on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War then we can see 1440p Low setting getting 100 FPS or the Medium returning 79 FPS. Change graphics settings up to High for 53 FPS and then Ultra gets 38 FPS.

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