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Name: Gaming Pc R9 290
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Gaming PC build Radeon R9 290 MSI Gaming Edition, FX-8350, 16GB performance review

A PC with a FX-8350 can run 218 of the top 1000 PC games released when it also has the Radeon R9 290 MSI Gaming Edition graphics card and 16GB system memory in it. This combination of hardware leaves the FX-8350 as the weak point, when looking at what games it can play. You could upgrade that component enabling the system to run 369 games of our most demanding games list.

Lets see how well a gaming PC with these components performs on one of todays more popular games, Red Dead Redemption 2. In summary, while some might be tempted to play Red Dead Redemption 2 in 1440p resolution with the Radeon R9 290 MSI Gaming Edition, we feel it is best placed at running at 1080p, where you could get the following frame rates - Low setting: 116 FPS, Medium setting: 92 FPS, High setting: 62 FPS, Ultra setting: 44 FPS.

2nd most popular game: Doom Eternal - In summary, 1440p resolution shows itself to be the optimum performance vs visuals for the Radeon R9 290 MSI Gaming Edition. While it can certainly get a strong 1080p Ultra of 52 FPS, if you want to move up to 1440p on Doom Eternal then we can see 1440p Low setting getting 105 FPS or the Medium returning 82 FPS. Change graphics settings up to High for 56 FPS and then Ultra gets 40 FPS.

3rd most popular game: Cyberpunk 2077 - In summary, while looking at Low vs Ultra settings this Radeon R9 290 MSI Gaming Edition should only play Cyberpunk 2077 on a small laptop screen and probably at less than High settings.

Reported FPS for
Radeon R9 290 MSI Gaming Edition
CPU: FX-8350
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8350
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1680x1050
ultra
@1680x1050
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 8 GB
high
@1600x900
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@2560x1440

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