Average Bench: 68% (31st of 590)

Based on 16,486 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 67B0 Model: AMD Radeon R9 200

Above average average bench

The AMD R9 290X averaged 31.9% 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. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 202fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 175fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290X is just 13.5%. 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. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 124fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,486 samples)
Min Avg Max
139 Lighting 202 223
136 Reflection 154 164
220 Parallax 273 305
70.4% 210 fps
Min Avg Max
113 MRender 124 133
158 Gravity 175 189
160 Splatting 174 185
66.3% 158 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
MSI(1462 3080) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1030 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.4.1
Lighting 211
Reflection 156
Parallax 272
72% 213 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 180
Splatting 177
68% 161 fps
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.3.4
Lighting 209
Reflection 154
Parallax 273
72% 212 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 175
Splatting 173
66% 158 fps
Sapphire(174B E282) ≥ 4GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 13.251.9001.1001
Lighting 195
Reflection 160
Parallax 270
69% 208 fps
MRender 116
Gravity 181
Splatting 172
66% 156 fps
CLim: 1070 MHz, MLim: 1355 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7.1
Lighting 103
Reflection 107
Parallax 88.5
30% 99.3 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 184
Splatting 180
69% 164 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,850,578 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $549 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B E285) 24% 68% ± 9%
Sapphire R9 290X 4GB TRI-X OC
11226-00-40G
MSI(1462 3080) 11% 69% ± 5%
XFX(1682 9290) 11% 68% ± 4%
XFX R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation
R9290XEDFD
Asus(1043 046C) 8% 70% ± 4%
Asus R9 290X 4GB DirectCU II
R9290X-DC2OC-4GD5
Gigabyte(1458 2281) 7% 69% ± 5%
Sapphire(174B E289) 7% 67% ± 10%
Asus(1043 0466) 5% 66% ± 8%
Asus(1043 046A) 5% 68% ± 3%
Sapphire(174B E282) 5% 69% ± 3%
Asus(1043 0474) 3% 71% ± 2%
MSI(1462 3070) 2% 73% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2342) 2% 67% ± 4%
PowerColor(148C 2342) 2% 63% ± 11%
AMD(1002 0B00) 2% 66% ± 4%
Asus(1043 0472) 1% 69% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 227C) 1% 65% ± 12%
MSI(1462 3071) 1% 64% ± 11%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 1% 63% ± 9%
PowerColor(148C 2347) 0% 67% ± 1%
MSI(1462 3082) 0% 71% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 228D) 0% 70% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3072) 0% 72% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3084) 0% 53% ± 0%
XFX(1682 9395) 0% 66% ± 0%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z - $220

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 Comments

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5 days ago.

BEST SERIES, R9 2xx... no better gpu until RX 590. 290x EAT rx580 and gtx 1060 6gb

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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

Comment 

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

Comment 

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


Excellent

4 days ago.

MSI AMD R9 290X. My favorite card since more then 4 years now and it still works great for me, new games in FHD as well as some old games in 4k 60fps.

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


Terrible

1 month ago.

amazing card, can be found cheap


Excellent

1 month ago.

one of the greatest GPUs , it is still holding up in 2018 with high to ultra 1080p settings in games


Excellent

6 days ago.

Got this thing 5 years ago and its still going strong


Terrible

8 months ago.

very high price


Below average

2 years ago.

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


Very good

2 years 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

Info  uk.pcpartpicker.com/...

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