Average Bench: 64.9% (26th of 540)

Based on 15,191 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 67B1 Models: AMD Radeon R9 200, ASUS R9 290, AMD Radeon R9 290

Above average average bench

The AMD R9 290 averaged 35.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 118fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 186fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290 is 26.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 290 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 147fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 153fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,191 samples)
Min Avg Max
127 Lighting 186 213
111 Reflection 147 168
164 Parallax 241 280
62.8% 191 fps
Min Avg Max
102 MRender 118 133
126 Gravity 153 174
139 Splatting 167 187
65.7% 146 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
PwrHis(1787 2020) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1070 MHz, MaxM: 1415 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.4.3
Lighting 211
Reflection 163
Parallax 284
73% 220 fps
MRender 120
Gravity 169
Splatting 179
68% 156 fps
MaxC: 977 MHz, MaxM: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.4.3
Lighting 190
Reflection 148
Parallax 248
64% 195 fps
MRender 121
Gravity 151
Splatting 167
67% 146 fps
AMD(1002 0B00) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 947 MHz, MaxM: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 16.11.5
Lighting 184
Reflection 147
Parallax 239
62% 190 fps
MRender 117
Gravity 151
Splatting 166
65% 144 fps
MaxC: 1000 MHz, MaxM: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.4.2
Lighting 168
Reflection 148
Parallax 209
56% 175 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 158
Splatting 164
67% 148 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,490,800 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 15,191 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Sapphire(174B E285) 27% 66% ± 9%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB TRI-X OC
11227-13-20G
AMD(1002 0B00) 15% 64% ± 8%
XFX(1682 9295) 13% 63% ± 7%
XFX R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation
R9290AEDFD
XFX R9 290 4GB Black Double Dissipation
R9290AEDBD
Asus(1043 0470) 11% 67% ± 5%
Sapphire(174B E283) 6% 66% ± 12%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB VAPOR-X TRI-X OC
11227-04-40G
MSI(1462 3081) 5% 66% ± 9%
MSI R9 290 4GB GAMING
R9 290 GAMING 4G
Sapphire(174B E289) 4% 67% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 228F) 4% 67% ± 13%
PowerColor(148C 2343) 4% 66% ± 9%
XFX(1682 9395) 2% 67% ± 3%
Asus(1043 0468) 2% 61% ± 15%
PwrHis(1787 2343) 2% 62% ± 12%
Gigabyte(1458 2290) 2% 61% ± 14%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 1% 58% ± 16%
Gigabyte(1458 228E) 1% 56% ± 24%
Asus(1043 046E) 1% 66% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2434) 0% 62% ± 13%
Gigabyte(1458 2289) 0% 65% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 35% ± 0%
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Gaming 57%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $888

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For performance similar to the GTX 970 and its successor, the R9 390, but at 40 to 70 dollars cheaper, this card is a great deal.—Jul '15


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Sapphire Tri-x (NOT OC edition) flashed with OC bios, and manually overclocked to 1100MHz and 1400MHz for vram, strong card !!—Apr '15


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1 month ago.

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Absolutely amazing GPU. Really fast and other benchmarks, such as 3D Mark shows huge framerates in certain tests. I am really happy with this GPU.—Apr '15


Excellent

8 months ago.

Great GPU, unfortunately it was supersede by the next generation very quick. Great Performance towards any game, I able to play everything in higher resolution and max setting.


Outstanding

14 months ago.

Best value at $200! Extremely quiet. The reviews claimed a loud card but fan speed stays below 40%


Outstanding

5 months ago.

very good graphic card, good price, perfect for overclocking!


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