Average Bench: 62.4% (32nd of 555)

Based on 26,089 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) 185fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 245fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290 is just 16.6%. 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. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 119fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,089 samples)
Min Avg Max
130 Lighting 185 207
122 Reflection 147 162
192 Parallax 245 278
64% 192 fps
Min Avg Max
107 MRender 119 129
140 Gravity 154 168
148 Splatting 167 183
61.2% 147 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Gigabyte(1458 228F) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 203
Reflection 153
Parallax 260
69% 205 fps
MRender 126
Gravity 165
Splatting 182
66% 158 fps
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Lighting 195
Reflection 151
Parallax 238
65% 195 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 159
Splatting 170
63% 150 fps
CLim: 980 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.12.1
Lighting 191
Reflection 150
Parallax 245
65% 195 fps
MRender 121
Gravity 156
Splatting 169
62% 149 fps
AMD(1002 0B00) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 947 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.2.2
Lighting 150
Reflection 133
Parallax 199
52% 161 fps
MRender 116
Gravity 150
Splatting 110
54% 125 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,343,381 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 26,089 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% ± 9%
Asus(1043 0470) 12% 64% ± 4%
XFX(1682 9295) 10% 60% ± 6%
XFX R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation
R9290AEDFD
XFX R9 290 4GB Black Double Dissipation
R9290AEDBD
MSI(1462 3081) 10% 62% ± 6%
MSI R9 290 4GB GAMING
R9 290 GAMING 4G
Sapphire(174B E289) 7% 64% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 228F) 6% 65% ± 4%
Sapphire(174B E283) 6% 65% ± 9%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB VAPOR-X TRI-X OC
11227-04-40G
Asus(1043 0468) 3% 59% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 2290) 3% 62% ± 4%
PowerColor(148C 2343) 3% 63% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 2343) 2% 63% ± 6%
Asus(1043 046E) 1% 61% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 228E) 1% 56% ± 9%
XFX(1682 9395) 1% 65% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 1% 59% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0466) 0% 72% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 29% ± 0%
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Gaming 55%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $795

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 Comments

Added 3 years ago.

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21 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

13 days ago.

I have the card


Excellent

3 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!


Excellent

7 hrs ago.

ok

Comment 

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


Good

1 day ago.

lov it, gr8 overclocking too


Terrible

1 month ago.

Comment 

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


Good

3 months ago.

Great performance, shaky driver support


Terrible

4 months ago.

very high price


Excellent

18 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.


Excellent

3 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

15 months ago.

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


Very good

8 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

28 days ago.

Amazing, yet very power hungry


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