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Gaming PC build Radeon R9 290 XFX Black Edition, FX-8350, 12GB performance review

This gaming PC performance puts its 3 key components (12GB, FX-8350, Radeon R9 290 XFX Black 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 40 at recommended requirement.

Lets see how well a gaming PC with these components performs on one of todays more popular games, Hitman 3. In summary, this GPU, Radeon R9 290 XFX Black Edition, is only suitable at running Hitman 3 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: Cyberpunk 2077 - In summary, go with a 1080p screen res setup for the Radeon R9 290 XFX Black Edition. Then, when we look at the Cyberpunk 2077 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 75 FPS, 1080p High setting: 50 FPS, 1080p Ultra setting: 36 FPS, 1440p Low setting: 72 FPS, 1440p Medium setting: 57 FPS.

3rd most popular game: Assassins Creed: Valhalla - In summary, go with a 1080p screen res setup for the Radeon R9 290 XFX Black Edition. Then, when we look at the Assassins Creed: Valhalla 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 53 FPS, 1080p High setting: 46 FPS, 1080p Ultra setting: 31 FPS, 1440p Low setting: 47 FPS, 1440p Medium setting: 40 FPS.

Reported FPS for
Radeon R9 290 XFX Black Edition
F1 2015
160 FPS
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Dirt Rally
100 FPS
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Bioshock 2
120 FPS
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Bioshock
120 FPS
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