Average Bench: 65% (23rd of 535)

Based on 13,671 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 34.9% 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) 119fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 186fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290 is 22.3%. 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. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 154fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,671 samples)
Min Avg Max
144 Lighting 186 210
123 Reflection 148 166
178 Parallax 242 281
62.9% 192 fps
Min Avg Max
106 MRender 119 133
139 Gravity 154 171
151 Splatting 168 188
66% 147 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Asus(1043 0470) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1100 MHz, MaxM: 1350 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 16.6
Lighting 214
Reflection 170
Parallax 263
70% 216 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 175
Splatting 186
73% 164 fps
Asus(1043 0470) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1000 MHz, MaxM: 1260 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 16.12.1
Lighting 196
Reflection 153
Parallax 250
66% 200 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 161
Splatting 176
69% 153 fps
MaxC: 977 MHz, MaxM: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 16.6
Lighting 194
Reflection 151
Parallax 242
64% 196 fps
MRender 120
Gravity 156
Splatting 167
67% 148 fps
AMD(1002 0B00) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 947 MHz, MaxM: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.3.3
Lighting 188
Reflection 147
Parallax 243
63% 193 fps
MRender 117
Gravity 152
Splatting 166
65% 145 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,174,742 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 13,671 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Sapphire(174B E285) 25% 66% ± 6%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB TRI-X OC
11227-13-20G
XFX(1682 9295) 15% 63% ± 8%
XFX R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation
R9290AEDFD
XFX R9 290 4GB Black Double Dissipation
R9290AEDBD
AMD(1002 0B00) 13% 62% ± 10%
Asus(1043 0470) 9% 65% ± 9%
Sapphire(174B E289) 7% 68% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 228F) 6% 69% ± 10%
PowerColor(148C 2343) 5% 67% ± 6%
Sapphire(174B E283) 5% 69% ± 4%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB VAPOR-X TRI-X OC
11227-04-40G
MSI(1462 3081) 4% 64% ± 12%
MSI R9 290 4GB GAMING
R9 290 GAMING 4G
Asus(1043 0468) 2% 58% ± 18%
PwrHis(1787 2343) 2% 65% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 2290) 2% 66% ± 5%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 2% 68% ± 4%
XFX(1682 9395) 1% 71% ± 5%
Asus(1043 046E) 1% 51% ± 34%
MSI(1462 8038) 0% 64% ± 0%
HP(103C 6516) 0% 54% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0C01) 0% 47% ± 0%
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Desktop 55%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $907

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2 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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17 days ago.

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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


Liked

20 days 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

7 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

13 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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