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

When looking at recommended requirements for the top 1000 most demanding PC games a PC that combines a FX-8350 CPU with a Radeon R9 290X GPU and 16GB RAM is more powerful than 230 games specs. A gaming PC with this hardware combo has a bottleneck of FX-8350. Once this component is upgraded, then the PC could run 455 games at recommended requirement.

Lets see how well a gaming PC with these components performs on one of todays more popular games, Halo: Reach. To summarise, this is an easy one, the Radeon R9 290X solution can play Halo: Reach at Ultra settings despite the desired screen resolution (up to 4K) you want to play it on. 4K Ultra gets 65 frame rate, whereby we see 110 frame rate for the 1440p Ultra and if you wish to look at 1080p gaming then 144 frames per second is the type of results. Using the graphics card launch price we calculate the cost per frame to look like this for the different resolutions - 1080p Ultra costs $3.81, 1440p costs $4.99 and 4K costs $8.45.

2nd most popular game: Cyberpunk 2077 - In summary, a good way to look at the performance with this Radeon R9 290X is to consider, do you want 1080p gaming with ok graphics settings or would you be needing 1440p resolution with bottom end graphics settings. Take a look at the following results to help you choose. 1080p Medium 46 FPS, 1080p High setting: 31 FPS, 1080p Ultra setting: 22 FPS, 1440p Low setting: 44 FPS, 1440p Medium setting: 35 FPS.

3rd most popular game: Dragon Ball Z Kakarot - In summary, we feel that the Radeon R9 290X looks and performs great on 1440p resolution. So if you want a 1440p Dragon Ball Z Kakarot experience it will generate 135 FPS on Low 1440p graphics setting, 106 FPS when on Medium 1440p, 72 FPS when played at High settings and down to 51 FPS when turned up to Ultra on 1440p. You might still be looking for 1080p though to get some higher smoother FPS, where you could get 67 FPS at Ultra 1080p resolution. So something to think about.

Reported FPS for
Radeon R9 290X
CPU: FX-4100
RAM: 8 GB
high
@1920x1080
ultra
@1920x1080
ultra
@1366x768
CPU: FX-9590
RAM: 32 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
Evolve
60 FPS
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@2560x1440
RAM: 8 GB
ultra
@2560x1440
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
@1280x720
RAM: 8 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
SimCity
61 FPS
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080
Deadpool
60 FPS
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
@1920x1080
CPU: FX-8320
RAM: 16 GB
ultra
@1920x1080

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