Average Bench: 66.8% (21st of 544)

Based on 12,132 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. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 171fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290X is 20%. 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) 151fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 122fps

Average Bench

(Based on 12,132 samples)
Min Avg Max
123 Lighting 199 223
127 Reflection 151 163
193 Parallax 267 305
69.1% 206 fps
Min Avg Max
105 MRender 122 130
126 Gravity 171 185
150 Splatting 172 184
65.1% 155 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Lighting 216
Reflection 159
Parallax 307
77% 227 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 182
Splatting 180
68% 162 fps
Gigabyte(1458 2281) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.9.1
Lighting 215
Reflection 160
Parallax 303
76% 226 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 181
Splatting 179
68% 163 fps
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.300.1025.0
Lighting 209
Reflection 152
Parallax 283
73% 215 fps
MRender 121
Gravity 174
Splatting 174
66% 156 fps
Asus(1043 046A) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.9.2
Lighting 200
Reflection 162
Parallax 200
62% 188 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 185
Splatting 184
70% 166 fps
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.6.2
Lighting 60
Reflection 60
Parallax 60
19% 60 fps
MRender 60
Gravity 60
Splatting 60
25% 60 fps
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 Popular Cards

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
AMD(1002 0B00) 16% 65% ± 9%
Sapphire(174B E285) 16% 68% ± 6%
Sapphire R9 290X 4GB TRI-X OC
Asus(1043 046C) 11% 68% ± 12%
Asus R9 290X 4GB DirectCU II
XFX(1682 9290) 11% 66% ± 8%
XFX R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation
MSI(1462 3080) 10% 68% ± 9%
Sapphire(174B E282) 6% 64% ± 10%
Gigabyte(1458 2281) 6% 67% ± 14%
Asus(1043 046A) 5% 68% ± 4%
Asus(1043 0466) 4% 66% ± 6%
Sapphire(174B E289) 4% 66% ± 12%
PowerColor(148C 2342) 3% 67% ± 4%
Asus(1043 0474) 2% 67% ± 9%
Gigabyte(1458 227C) 2% 71% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2342) 1% 66% ± 5%
MSI(1462 3070) 1% 62% ± 27%
Asus(1043 0472) 1% 68% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 228D) 1% 68% ± 1%
XFX(1682 9395) 1% 69% ± 6%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 0% 70% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3071) 0% 63% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3072) 0% 68% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3084) 0% 69% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 228C) 0% 44% ± 0%
PowerColor(148C 2347) 0% 62% ± 0%
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Desktop 55%
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z - $220

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3 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


30 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


5 days ago.



4 months ago.

this is a beast


29 days ago.

amazing card, can be found cheap


1 month ago.

very very good for game


3 months ago.

super card!


21 days ago.

good gpu for dx12 and gaming


1 hr ago.

very high price

Below average

22 months ago.

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

Very good

21 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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