Average Bench: 81.5% - 24th / 533

Based on 13,507 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 67B1 Models: AMD Radeon R9 200, ASUS R9 290, AMD Radeon R9 290

Very good average bench

The AMD R9 290 averaged just 18.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD R9 290 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 238fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 154fps
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Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290 is 21.1%. 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. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 186fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,507 samples)
Min Avg Max
128 Lighting 186 207
125 Reflection 147 163
168 Parallax 238 271
63.1% 190 fps
Min Avg Max
107 MRender 119 130
136 Gravity 154 169
155 Splatting 167 183
99.8% 147 fps
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The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
MaxC: 980 MHz, MaxM: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Lighting 198
Reflection 153
Parallax 253
67% 202 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 158
Splatting 170
102% 150 fps
Asus(1043 0470) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1000 MHz, MaxM: 1260 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Lighting 192
Reflection 151
Parallax 248
66% 197 fps
MRender 118
Gravity 158
Splatting 170
101% 148 fps
Gigabyte(1458 2290) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 947 MHz, MaxM: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 16.12.2
Lighting 188
Reflection 146
Parallax 254
67% 196 fps
MRender 118
Gravity 151
Splatting 164
98% 144 fps
Asus(1043 046E) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 947 MHz, MaxM: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Lighting 191
Reflection 148
Parallax 242
64% 193 fps
MRender 118
Gravity 152
Splatting 165
99% 145 fps
Asus(1043 0470) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1000 MHz, MaxM: 1260 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Lighting 185
Reflection 146
Parallax 240
64% 190 fps
MRender 114
Gravity 152
Splatting 165
98% 143 fps

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,891,971 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 13,507 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Sapphire(174B E285) 26% 82% ± 11%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB TRI-X OC
11227-13-20G
AMD(1002 0B00) 15% 79% ± 9%
Asus(1043 0470) 14% 84% ± 6%
XFX(1682 9295) 12% 79% ± 10%
XFX R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation
R9290AEDFD
XFX R9 290 4GB Black Double Dissipation
R9290AEDBD
MSI(1462 3081) 7% 80% ± 9%
MSI R9 290 4GB GAMING
R9 290 GAMING 4G
Gigabyte(1458 228F) 5% 87% ± 4%
Sapphire(174B E283) 4% 82% ± 14%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB VAPOR-X TRI-X OC
11227-04-40G
Sapphire(174B E289) 3% 85% ± 4%
PowerColor(148C 2343) 3% 86% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 2343) 2% 80% ± 5%
Asus(1043 0468) 2% 79% ± 13%
Gigabyte(1458 2290) 2% 80% ± 3%
Asus(1043 046E) 1% 78% ± 3%
XFX(1682 9395) 1% 81% ± 5%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 1% 74% ± 10%
Gigabyte(1458 228E) 1% 76% ± 6%
AMD(1002 0C01) 1% 65% ± 14%
Gigabyte(1458 2280) 0% 67% ± 28%
Diamond(1092 2020) 0% 81% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3083) 0% 83% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0466) 0% 62% ± 0%
XFX(1682 9290) 0% 93% ± 0%
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Typical R9 290 Builds (Compare 4,507 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $905

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9 days ago.

Cheaper than any other card that matches it's power, and for a refurbished price of $189 it's hard to beat. Get this instead of the RX 480 going for $220!

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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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5 months 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

6 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

12 months ago.

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


Outstanding

3 months ago.

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


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