Average Bench: 26.2% (85th of 540)

Based on 222 user benchmarks.  Devices: 1002 6801, 1002 6810 Models: AMD Radeon R9 M290X, AMD Radeon(TM) HD8970M, AMD RADEON R9 M290X

Very poor average bench

The AMD R9 M290X averaged 73.8% 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) 49.5fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 102fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 M290X is 28.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 M290X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 65.5fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 70.4fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 222 samples)
Min Avg Max
11.9 Lighting 70.1 100
17.3 Reflection 65.5 81.2
21.7 Parallax 102 135
25.1% 79.2 fps
Min Avg Max
19.9 MRender 49.5 58.9
8 Gravity 70.4 91.4
19.7 Splatting 71.1 84.9
27.7% 63.7 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Apple(106B 0138) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1060.0
Lighting 99
Reflection 80.4
Parallax 134
34% 105 fps
MRender 58.7
Gravity 91.8
Splatting 84.7
33% 78.4 fps
Dell(1028 05AD) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 900 MHz, MaxM: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.4.3
Lighting 85.5
Reflection 75.4
Parallax 120
30% 93.8 fps
MRender 55
Gravity 77.1
Splatting 78.4
31% 70.2 fps
Clevo(1558 5105) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 900 MHz, MaxM: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.3.1
Lighting 84.6
Reflection 73.6
Parallax 116
29% 91.5 fps
MRender 55
Gravity 76.3
Splatting 77.3
31% 69.5 fps
Clevo(1558 5105) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 900 MHz, MaxM: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.3.1
Lighting 84.2
Reflection 73.2
Parallax 115
29% 90.8 fps
MRender 55.4
Gravity 75.7
Splatting 76.4
31% 69.2 fps
Apple(106B 0138) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1301.0
Lighting 86.5
Reflection 70.6
Parallax 97.3
27% 84.8 fps
MRender 52.2
Gravity 72.9
Splatting 72.6
29% 65.9 fps
Clevo(1558 7104) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 900 MHz, MaxM: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.4.3
Lighting 22.6
Reflection 35.3
Parallax 32.8
8% 30.2 fps
MRender 53.8
Gravity 76.6
Splatting 77.5
30% 69.3 fps
Clevo(1558 7104) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 900 MHz, MaxM: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.4.3
Lighting 15.7
Reflection 18.4
Parallax 22.5
6% 18.9 fps
MRender 19.4
Gravity 8
Splatting 19.2
10% 15.5 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Dell(1028 05AB) 27% 25% ± 7%
Dell(1028 05AD) 24% 27% ± 5%
Apple(106B 0138) 14% 34% ± 2%
Clevo(1558 0376) 14% 28% ± 7%
Clevo(1558 7104) 6% 16% ± 11%
Dell(1028 05AA) 5% 20% ± 11%
Clevo(1558 5106) 3% 22% ± 11%
Clevo(1558 5105) 2% 29% ± 2%
Dell(1028 0550) 1% 30% ± 0%
Dell(1028 057B) 1% 29% ± 0%
Clevo(1558 0371) 1% 26% ± 6%
Clevo(1558 7481) 0% 5% ± 0%
Clevo(1558 5281) 0% 6% ± 0%
MSI(1462 1117) 0% 9% ± 0%
Clevo(1558 0270) 0% 28% ± 0%
Dell(1028 043A) 0% 38% ± 0%
Dell(1028 048F) 0% 36% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
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System: Alienware 17

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