Average Bench: 88.7% - 15th / 533

Based on 7,633 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 67B0 Model: AMD Radeon R9 200

Very good average bench

The AMD R9 290X averaged just 11.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD R9 290X near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 267fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 174fps
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Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290X is just 19.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 290X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 153fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 200fps

Average Bench

(Based on 7,633 samples)
Min Avg Max
112 Lighting 200 225
123 Reflection 153 168
194 Parallax 267 302
70.3% 207 fps
Min Avg Max
104 MRender 123 134
144 Gravity 174 191
154 Splatting 173 188
107% 157 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Gigabyte(1458 2281) ≥ 4GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.300.1025.1001
Lighting 219
Reflection 160
Parallax 296
78% 225 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 182
Splatting 180
111% 163 fps
MaxC: 1040 MHz, MaxM: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 16.6
Lighting 210
Reflection 160
Parallax 279
74% 216 fps
MRender 126
Gravity 179
Splatting 176
110% 160 fps
Sapphire(174B E282) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1030 MHz, MaxM: 1325 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Lighting 202
Reflection 157
Parallax 278
73% 212 fps
MRender 126
Gravity 173
Splatting 178
108% 159 fps
MaxC: 1010 MHz, MaxM: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Lighting 210
Reflection 156
Parallax 276
73% 214 fps
MRender 125
Gravity 177
Splatting 174
108% 158 fps
MaxC: 1040 MHz, MaxM: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Lighting 177
Reflection 145
Parallax 192
52% 171 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 180
Splatting 182
111% 163 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 7,633 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Sapphire(174B E285) 20% 90% ± 4%
Sapphire R9 290X 4GB TRI-X OC
AMD(1002 0B00) 17% 85% ± 12%
MSI(1462 3080) 12% 87% ± 10%
XFX(1682 9290) 12% 89% ± 8%
XFX R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation
Asus(1043 046C) 9% 90% ± 14%
Asus R9 290X 4GB DirectCU II
Gigabyte(1458 2281) 5% 93% ± 4%
Sapphire(174B E282) 5% 88% ± 10%
Asus(1043 0466) 4% 89% ± 4%
Sapphire(174B E289) 3% 92% ± 5%
Asus(1043 0474) 3% 94% ± 4%
Asus(1043 046A) 2% 90% ± 3%
PowerColor(148C 2342) 2% 83% ± 16%
MSI(1462 3070) 2% 96% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 227C) 2% 77% ± 27%
PwrHis(1787 2342) 1% 89% ± 4%
Asus(1043 0472) 1% 90% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 228D) 0% 90% ± 4%
MSI(1462 3072) 0% 98% ± 5%
XFX(1682 9395) 0% 64% ± 56%
PowerColor(148C 2347) 0% 84% ± 4%
MSI(1462 3084) 0% 88% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 0% 89% ± 0%
Asus(1043 04DF) 0% 95% ± 0%
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I own less than 5 of these 290x. Assorted brands. They overheat (not a problem until they start cooking your sound card). The fans are so incredibly loud and make so little difference in temperature, you can not set your monitor to 1080p 120hz manually because of lack of driver support (I can do this with nvidia), you will get black screens after playing for hours under mysterious conditions (your entire screen goes black). Have a driver problem? Get ready to re-install windows, the software is so toxic you have to reformat the hard drive if it didn't work the first time. I am sure I could go on but thousands of dollars later I just don't care for them. Pros: great looking spec numbers that do not work in real life, Cheap by comparison to the real thing. If you would like to simulate the console experience on a PC I highly recommend AMD. Just remember to lower your settings.—Sep '14


In terms of absolute minimum FPS and superior fundamental performance, the 290x is vastly superior to the 970 at everything except maximum burst framerate at 1080p, an absolutely useless performance metric commonly used by reviewers and nvidia to hide issues with relative smoothness. In terms of minimum FPS, the 290x is also very comparable to the 980, especially when you consider the superior crossfire implementation, yielding considerably better minimum FPS and scaling than 'SLI' will ever be capable of without a major hardware and complimentary software overhaul. SLI is broken. Crossfire is NOT. You can see nearly 100% scaling in a surprising number of titles. Add in a mantle/dx12 forward-looking arch, and clearly this iteration of GNC will continue in the spirit of GCN 1.0: fantastic compute performance that developers have only begun to utilize effectively. Just take note of how poorly the 680 compares to the 7950, let alone 7970.—Apr '15


Flagship performance with a hefty aftermarket cooler for $300, and very overclockable. Unbeatable price:performance for single-card ultra settings solutions.—Apr '15


Great GPU 290X 8GB X2 (crossfire) @ 1080 x 5670 Best GPU's ever. destroys everything! —Aug '15


7 days ago.

The only Limit is the 4GB VRam. But this Card can still run Games, and Freesync makes everything better :3


I purchased a sapphire r9 290x tri-x oc, super low temperatures, low noise also on high load it handles all games maxed out at 60 FPS. I don't care about power consumption.—Nov '15


16 days ago.

amazing card, can be found cheap


16 days ago.

super card!


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13 days ago.

very very good for game


6 months ago.



2 months ago.

good gpu for dx12 and gaming


20 months ago.


Below average

14 months ago.

Good card, but not worth the NOISE and HEAT it comes with

Very good

14 months ago.

Own the 290X crossfired, now liquid cooled with Aquacomputer Kyrographic Hawaii block... an execellent performer when heat and fan noise is dealt with. With the new AMD software, heat and noise can be reduced using Frame Rate Target Control (if you have a 60Hz monitor set FRTC to 60FPS)...far less heat and power consumption leading to less noise (mainly on reference cards even better on 3rd party cards) Please please please, get/save up and get a Freesync monitor...gosh I can't go back...much smoother game play even at 60Hz UBm claims it has terrible inconsistency but I would tie that to different overclock setting used. Check out my build https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/8dkTwP

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