Average Bench: 71.3% (17th of 542)

Based on 10,063 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.


Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 124fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 202fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290X is just 19.6%. 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) 154fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 174fps

Average Bench

(Based on 10,063 samples)
Min Avg Max
148 Lighting 202 226
139 Reflection 154 167
228 Parallax 272 306
69.7% 210 fps
Min Avg Max
115 MRender 124 134
157 Gravity 174 189
160 Splatting 174 188
69% 158 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
MSI(1462 3080) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1075 MHz, MaxM: 1375 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.6.2
Lighting 231
Reflection 168
Parallax 300
78% 233 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 188
Splatting 184
74% 169 fps
Gigabyte(1458 227C) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1080 MHz, MaxM: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 228
Reflection 168
Parallax 302
78% 232 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 190
Splatting 186
74% 170 fps
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 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 10,063 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Sapphire(174B E285) 19% 72% ± 5%
Sapphire R9 290X 4GB TRI-X OC
AMD(1002 0B00) 12% 70% ± 9%
XFX(1682 9290) 11% 69% ± 12%
XFX R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation
Asus(1043 046C) 9% 73% ± 6%
Asus R9 290X 4GB DirectCU II
MSI(1462 3080) 9% 72% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 2281) 7% 71% ± 8%
Sapphire(174B E289) 6% 72% ± 5%
MSI(1462 3070) 4% 78% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B E282) 4% 69% ± 10%
Asus(1043 0466) 4% 71% ± 5%
Asus(1043 046A) 3% 72% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2342) 3% 71% ± 4%
Asus(1043 0474) 2% 74% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 227C) 2% 69% ± 11%
PowerColor(148C 2342) 1% 71% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0472) 1% 70% ± 5%
MSI(1462 3071) 1% 71% ± 2%
XFX(1682 9395) 1% 70% ± 4%
MSI(1462 3072) 0% 76% ± 0%
PowerColor(148C 2347) 0% 67% ± 0%
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Desktop 55%
Workstation 45%

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


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


2 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


27 days ago.

this is a beast


5 days ago.

amazing card, can be found cheap


1 month ago.

super card!


10 days ago.

very very good for game


1 month ago.

good gpu for dx12 and gaming

Below average

18 months ago.

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

Very good

17 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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