Average Bench: 71.4% (17th of 540)

Based on 9,452 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 67B0 Model: AMD Radeon R9 200

Good average bench

The AMD R9 290X averaged 28.6% 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. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 124fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 204fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290X is 21.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 290X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 154fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 176fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,452 samples)
Min Avg Max
162 Lighting 204 229
138 Reflection 154 168
218 Parallax 271 308
69.7% 210 fps
Min Avg Max
114 MRender 124 135
161 Gravity 176 192
166 Splatting 175 189
69.1% 158 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
MSI(1462 3070) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1080 MHz, MaxM: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.4.3
Lighting 221
Reflection 162
Parallax 289
75% 224 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 184
Splatting 187
73% 167 fps
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 16.150.2401.0
Lighting 208
Reflection 165
Parallax 300
74% 225 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 184
Splatting 187
74% 168 fps
AMD(1002 0B00) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1000 MHz, MaxM: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 16.11.5
Lighting 208
Reflection 154
Parallax 290
73% 217 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 175
Splatting 172
69% 157 fps
Asus(1043 0466) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1020 MHz, MaxM: 1255 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.4.3
Lighting 209
Reflection 156
Parallax 267
70% 211 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 177
Splatting 174
69% 158 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,464,607 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Sapphire(174B E285) 18% 70% ± 10%
Sapphire R9 290X 4GB TRI-X OC
11226-00-40G
AMD(1002 0B00) 13% 70% ± 7%
XFX(1682 9290) 11% 73% ± 7%
XFX R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation
R9290XEDFD
MSI(1462 3080) 8% 70% ± 8%
Asus(1043 046C) 7% 73% ± 6%
Asus R9 290X 4GB DirectCU II
R9290X-DC2OC-4GD5
Sapphire(174B E282) 6% 69% ± 14%
Asus(1043 0466) 5% 67% ± 12%
Gigabyte(1458 2281) 5% 75% ± 5%
MSI(1462 3070) 5% 78% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B E289) 4% 73% ± 5%
Asus(1043 046A) 4% 72% ± 4%
PowerColor(148C 2342) 4% 68% ± 13%
Asus(1043 0474) 3% 74% ± 4%
XFX(1682 9395) 2% 74% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3071) 1% 70% ± 14%
PwrHis(1787 2342) 1% 67% ± 9%
Asus(1043 0472) 1% 72% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 227C) 1% 70% ± 8%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 0% 75% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 228D) 0% 74% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3072) 0% 77% ± 0%
PowerColor(148C 2347) 0% 59% ± 0%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z - $220

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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

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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

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

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


Good

12 hrs ago.

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

Comment 

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


Good

19 days ago.

amazing card, can be found cheap


Good

2 months ago.

super card!


Good

6 days ago.

awesome


Good

2 months ago.

very very good for game


Good

16 days ago.

good


Good

20 days ago.

good gpu for dx12 and gaming


Poor

1 month ago.

Excellent


Below average

16 months ago.

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


Very good

16 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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