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

This gaming PC performance puts its 3 key components (16GB, FX-8350, Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition) as better than 0 games from the top 1000 most demanding games of today. The hardware weak point in this gaming pc is FX-8350. If this bottleneck was upgraded, then the number of games (from the top 1000 games list) it could run would increase to 75 at recommended requirement.

Lets see how well a gaming PC with these components performs on one of todays more popular games, Resident Evil 8. In summary, this GPU, Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition, is only suitable at running Resident Evil 8 on a small screen size resolution. Probably best suited to small laptop screens. In terms of Low vs Ultra graphics settings, we recommend considering medium or high settings at best.

2nd most popular game: Mass Effect: Legendary Edition - In summary, go with a 1080p screen res setup for the Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition. Then, when we look at the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Low vs Ultra graphics settings, we think it is best run at Medium setting or a bit higher. For comparison, the returning frame rates would look a bit like this - 1080p Medium 51 FPS, 1080p High setting: 34 FPS, 1080p Ultra setting: 25 FPS, 1440p Low setting: 49 FPS, 1440p Medium setting: 39 FPS.

3rd most popular game: Grand Theft Auto VI - In summary, this GPU, Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition, is only suitable at running Grand Theft Auto VI on a small screen size resolution. Probably best suited to small laptop screens. In terms of Low vs Ultra graphics settings, we recommend considering medium or high settings at best.

Reported FPS for
Radeon R9 290X MSI Gaming Edition
RAM: 8 GB
Ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1200
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1200
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@2560x1600
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@2560x2048
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@2560x1600
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@2560x1600
Crysis 3
48 FPS
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
high
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080