Average Bench: 61.7% (28th of 544)

Based on 19,109 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 38.3% 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) 184fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 242fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290 is just 19%. 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) 146fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 117fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,109 samples)
Min Avg Max
114 Lighting 184 206
111 Reflection 146 161
171 Parallax 242 279
63.4% 191 fps
Min Avg Max
95.9 MRender 117 128
120 Gravity 152 167
141 Splatting 166 181
60.5% 145 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 195
Reflection 154
Parallax 270
69% 206 fps
MRender 118
Gravity 159
Splatting 173
63% 150 fps
Asus(1043 0470) ≥ 4GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Lighting 198
Reflection 154
Parallax 253
67% 202 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 160
Splatting 173
64% 152 fps
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 196
Reflection 152
Parallax 244
66% 197 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 158
Splatting 171
63% 151 fps
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Lighting 199
Reflection 154
Parallax 237
66% 197 fps
MRender 121
Gravity 160
Splatting 171
63% 151 fps
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Lighting 158
Reflection 131
Parallax 168
50% 152 fps
MRender 119
Gravity 154
Splatting 168
61% 147 fps
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 Popular Cards

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Sapphire(174B E285) 26% 63% ± 8%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB TRI-X OC
11227-13-20G
AMD(1002 0B00) 13% 60% ± 8%
XFX(1682 9295) 10% 60% ± 8%
XFX R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation
R9290AEDFD
XFX R9 290 4GB Black Double Dissipation
R9290AEDBD
Asus(1043 0470) 9% 63% ± 5%
Sapphire(174B E283) 9% 64% ± 8%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB VAPOR-X TRI-X OC
11227-04-40G
MSI(1462 3081) 8% 59% ± 10%
MSI R9 290 4GB GAMING
R9 290 GAMING 4G
Gigabyte(1458 228F) 6% 67% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B E289) 4% 62% ± 11%
PwrHis(1787 2343) 4% 61% ± 11%
PowerColor(148C 2343) 4% 64% ± 4%
Asus(1043 0468) 2% 58% ± 10%
Gigabyte(1458 228E) 1% 52% ± 19%
Gigabyte(1458 2290) 1% 61% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 1% 58% ± 5%
Asus(1043 046E) 1% 61% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 2289) 1% 62% ± 0%
HP(103C 6516) 1% 51% ± 1%
XFX(1682 9395) 0% 67% ± 9%
MSI(1462 3085) 0% 37% ± 0%
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Gaming 54%
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Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $918

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For performance similar to the GTX 970 and its successor, the R9 390, but at 40 to 70 dollars cheaper, this card is a great deal.—Jul '15


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Sapphire Tri-x (NOT OC edition) flashed with OC bios, and manually overclocked to 1100MHz and 1400MHz for vram, strong card !!—Apr '15


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22 days ago.

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Absolutely amazing GPU. Really fast and other benchmarks, such as 3D Mark shows huge framerates in certain tests. I am really happy with this GPU.—Apr '15


Excellent

12 months ago.

Great GPU, unfortunately it was supersede by the next generation very quick. Great Performance towards any game, I able to play everything in higher resolution and max setting.


Very good

2 months ago.

Very happy with this GPU. No need to upgrade since it can play anything at max settings/resolution.


Outstanding

18 months ago.

Best value at $200! Extremely quiet. The reviews claimed a loud card but fan speed stays below 40%


Outstanding

8 months ago.

very good graphic card, good price, perfect for overclocking!


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