Average Bench: 65% (23rd of 535)

Based on 13,671 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 67B1 Models: AMD Radeon R9 200, ASUS R9 290, AMD Radeon R9 290

Above average average bench

The AMD R9 290 averaged 34.9% 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. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 119fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 186fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290 is 22.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 290 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 148fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 154fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,671 samples)
Min Avg Max
144 Lighting 186 210
123 Reflection 148 166
178 Parallax 242 281
62.9% 192 fps
Min Avg Max
106 MRender 119 133
139 Gravity 154 171
151 Splatting 168 188
66% 147 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
MaxC: 1100 MHz, MaxM: 1350 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.3.1
Lighting 219
Reflection 172
Parallax 308
77% 233 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 177
Splatting 194
76% 169 fps
Sapphire(174B E289) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 957 MHz, MaxM: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 16.6
Lighting 191
Reflection 150
Parallax 263
66% 201 fps
MRender 118
Gravity 153
Splatting 166
66% 146 fps
MaxC: 975 MHz, MaxM: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.3.3
Lighting 191
Reflection 150
Parallax 249
65% 197 fps
MRender 120
Gravity 155
Splatting 170
67% 148 fps
MaxC: 980 MHz, MaxM: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.3.3
Lighting 184
Reflection 150
Parallax 248
64% 194 fps
MRender 120
Gravity 157
Splatting 172
67% 150 fps
MaxC: 1000 MHz, MaxM: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Lighting 186
Reflection 148
Parallax 244
63% 193 fps
MRender 117
Gravity 155
Splatting 167
65% 146 fps
AMD(1002 0B00) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 947 MHz, MaxM: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.3.1
Lighting 184
Reflection 144
Parallax 233
62% 187 fps
MRender 116
Gravity 150
Splatting 164
65% 143 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Sapphire(174B E285) 25% 66% ± 6%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB TRI-X OC
11227-13-20G
XFX(1682 9295) 15% 63% ± 8%
XFX R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation
R9290AEDFD
XFX R9 290 4GB Black Double Dissipation
R9290AEDBD
AMD(1002 0B00) 13% 62% ± 10%
Asus(1043 0470) 9% 65% ± 9%
Sapphire(174B E289) 7% 68% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 228F) 6% 69% ± 10%
PowerColor(148C 2343) 5% 67% ± 6%
Sapphire(174B E283) 5% 69% ± 4%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB VAPOR-X TRI-X OC
11227-04-40G
MSI(1462 3081) 4% 64% ± 12%
MSI R9 290 4GB GAMING
R9 290 GAMING 4G
Asus(1043 0468) 2% 58% ± 18%
PwrHis(1787 2343) 2% 65% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 2290) 2% 66% ± 5%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 2% 68% ± 4%
XFX(1682 9395) 1% 71% ± 5%
Asus(1043 046E) 1% 51% ± 34%
MSI(1462 8038) 0% 64% ± 0%
HP(103C 6516) 0% 54% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0C01) 0% 47% ± 0%
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Gaming 57%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $907

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