Average Bench: 66.7% (22nd of 544)

Based on 11,538 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 67B0 Model: AMD Radeon R9 200

Above average average bench

The AMD R9 290X averaged 33.2% 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.


Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 199fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 267fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290X is 20.5%. 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) 152fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 122fps

Average Bench

(Based on 11,538 samples)
Min Avg Max
139 Lighting 199 222
133 Reflection 152 163
186 Parallax 267 305
69.2% 206 fps
Min Avg Max
106 MRender 122 130
122 Gravity 171 186
148 Splatting 171 184
64.9% 155 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. 22.19.662.4
Lighting 212
Reflection 154
Parallax 297
75% 221 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 183
Splatting 183
69% 165 fps
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 207
Reflection 152
Parallax 294
74% 218 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 175
Splatting 175
66% 158 fps
Sapphire(174B E289) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 211
Reflection 156
Parallax 267
72% 212 fps
MRender 125
Gravity 177
Splatting 175
67% 159 fps
AMD(1002 0B00) ≥ 4GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Lighting 182
Reflection 151
Parallax 276
67% 203 fps
MRender 115
Gravity 160
Splatting 153
60% 142 fps
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 Popular Cards

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Sapphire(174B E285) 17% 67% ± 9%
Sapphire R9 290X 4GB TRI-X OC
AMD(1002 0B00) 16% 66% ± 6%
XFX(1682 9290) 12% 64% ± 13%
XFX R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation
MSI(1462 3080) 11% 66% ± 11%
Asus(1043 046C) 9% 70% ± 8%
Asus R9 290X 4GB DirectCU II
Gigabyte(1458 2281) 6% 69% ± 9%
Asus(1043 046A) 5% 69% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B E282) 5% 67% ± 6%
PowerColor(148C 2342) 4% 66% ± 5%
Sapphire(174B E289) 3% 69% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0466) 2% 67% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3070) 2% 72% ± 5%
Asus(1043 0474) 2% 70% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 2342) 2% 66% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 2% 65% ± 6%
XFX(1682 9395) 1% 68% ± 2%
MSI(1462 3071) 1% 71% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 227C) 1% 51% ± 24%
Gigabyte(1458 228D) 1% 65% ± 4%
Asus(1043 0472) 0% 68% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3072) 0% 72% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 228C) 0% 67% ± 0%
Dell(1028 068B) 0% 66% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3082) 0% 72% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3084) 0% 74% ± 0%
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16 days ago.

AWESOME price-to-performance, I just got mine and I love it. Runs ultra settings on all games!


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


6 days ago.



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


2 months ago.

this is a beast


2 month ago.

amazing card, can be found cheap


1 month ago.

super card!


10 days ago.

very very good for game


3 months ago.

good gpu for dx12 and gaming

Below average

20 months ago.

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

Very good

19 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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