Average Bench: 62.3% (40th of 593)

Based on 30,152 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 37.6% 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. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 183fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 246fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290 is just 19.1%. 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) 148fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 120fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,152 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 Lighting 183 207
124 Reflection 148 163
187 Parallax 246 281
63.6% 192 fps
Min Avg Max
106 MRender 120 131
135 Gravity 154 170
148 Splatting 167 184
61.3% 147 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.8.1
Lighting 200
Reflection 154
Parallax 255
68% 203 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 161
Splatting 176
64% 154 fps
Gigabyte(1458 2290) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 947 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.8.1
Lighting 189
Reflection 146
Parallax 236
64% 190 fps
MRender 117
Gravity 150
Splatting 166
60% 144 fps
CLim: 980 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Lighting 136
Reflection 150
Parallax 265
56% 184 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 156
Splatting 171
62% 150 fps
30,152 MORE »

 Game FPS Estimates

Average fps @ 1080p with maximum detail settings for 9 popular games:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 145 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 44 fps Overwatch: 85 fps League of Legends: 154 fps Battlefield 1: 65 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 45 fps World of Warcraft: 43 fps World of Tanks: 82 fps Battlefield 4: 75 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,288,704 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 30,152 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $399 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B E285) 23% 63% ± 6%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB TRI-X OC
11227-13-20G
AMD(1002 0B00) 13% 59% ± 11%
XFX(1682 9295) 11% 61% ± 7%
XFX R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation
R9290AEDFD
XFX R9 290 4GB Black Double Dissipation
R9290AEDBD
Asus(1043 0470) 10% 63% ± 9%
MSI(1462 3081) 8% 62% ± 4%
MSI R9 290 4GB GAMING
R9 290 GAMING 4G
Gigabyte(1458 228F) 7% 65% ± 9%
Sapphire(174B E283) 7% 66% ± 3%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB VAPOR-X TRI-X OC
11227-04-40G
Sapphire(174B E289) 6% 65% ± 5%
PwrHis(1787 2343) 3% 58% ± 8%
Asus(1043 0468) 3% 57% ± 11%
PowerColor(148C 2343) 3% 65% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 2290) 3% 60% ± 5%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 2% 61% ± 4%
XFX(1682 9395) 1% 62% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 228E) 1% 65% ± 4%
Asus(1043 046E) 0% 60% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3085) 0% 68% ± 8%
HP(103C 6516) 0% 52% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0466) 0% 65% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 2289) 0% 62% ± 0%
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Typical R9 290 Builds (Compare 9,922 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $771

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

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6 days ago.

Managed to make this puppy work on 50-60 FPS on nearly all (or all) Ultra settings for games that were released even three years after it was made. Maybe that's just Sapphire and my card being lucky. By far my favorite card so far.

Comment 

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

overheating,dont buy from ASUS


Excellent

1 month ago.

Quite power hungry, but it remains comparable to the mainstream cards of today and quite a compute beast. Good performer on a budget if used!


Average

1 month ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

Great performance, excellent value


Good

9 months ago.

Great performance, shaky driver support


Excellent

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


Terrible

11 months ago.

very high price


Excellent

2 years 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.


Excellent

9 months ago.

Quite power hungry, but it remains comparable to the mainstream cards of today and quite a compute beast. Good performer on a budget if used!


Outstanding

21 months ago.

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


Very good

14 months ago.

Very happy with this GPU. No need to upgrade since it can play anything at max settings/resolution.


Outstanding

2 years ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.

Amazing, yet very power hungry


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