Average Bench: 29% (88th of 590)

Based on 33 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 6819 Model: AMD RADEON R9 M290
Poor: 28%Average: 29% Great: 30%

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Very poor average bench

The AMD R9 M290 averaged 70.9% 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) 83.5fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 71.2fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 M290 is just 1.63%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 M290 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 79.3fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 57.9fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 33 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.6 Lighting 83.5 88.9
68.1 Reflection 79.3 82.1
70 Parallax 108 117
28.6% 90.2 fps
Min Avg Max
52.2 MRender 57.9 62.1
62.6 Gravity 71.2 74.7
74.4 Splatting 83.7 88.6
29.4% 70.9 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Apple(106B 0139) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1060.0
Lighting 84.1
Reflection 81.3
Parallax 113
29% 92.9 fps
MRender 58.4
Gravity 73.8
Splatting 84.9
30% 72.4 fps
Apple(106B 0139) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1060.0
Lighting 83
Reflection 80.8
Parallax 112
29% 92 fps
MRender 58
Gravity 73.9
Splatting 83.1
30% 71.7 fps
Apple(106B 0139) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.2001.0
Lighting 82.5
Reflection 80.1
Parallax 112
29% 91.5 fps
MRender 58.2
Gravity 73.3
Splatting 84.1
30% 71.9 fps
Apple(106B 0139) 2GB
Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.6
Lighting 87.8
Reflection 81.3
Parallax 110
30% 92.9 fps
MRender 57.6
Gravity 69.8
Splatting 83
29% 70.1 fps
Apple(106B 0139) 2GB
Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.6
Lighting 87.5
Reflection 80.9
Parallax 111
30% 93.2 fps
MRender 57.5
Gravity 67.3
Splatting 83.4
29% 69.4 fps
Apple(106B 0139) 2GB
Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.6
Lighting 87.1
Reflection 80.7
Parallax 110
30% 92.6 fps
MRender 57.6
Gravity 62.6
Splatting 82.7
28% 67.6 fps
Apple(106B 0139) 2GB
Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.6
Lighting 83.4
Reflection 76.7
Parallax 105
28% 88.5 fps
MRender 55.8
Gravity 66.6
Splatting 79.1
28% 67.2 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,833,674 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 33 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Apple(106B 0139) 100% 29% ± 1%
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Typical R9 M290 Builds (Compare 115 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

System: Apple iMac15,1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $255

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