Average Bench: 61.9% (32nd of 549)

Based on 23,336 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 38.0% 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) 185fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 242fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290 is just 17.8%. 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) 147fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 118fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,336 samples)
Min Avg Max
130 Lighting 185 208
128 Reflection 147 162
175 Parallax 242 279
63.5% 191 fps
Min Avg Max
105 MRender 118 130
126 Gravity 153 169
143 Splatting 166 183
60.7% 146 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Gigabyte(1458 228F) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.11.1
Lighting 205
Reflection 159
Parallax 263
70% 209 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 166
Splatting 179
66% 158 fps
Gigabyte(1458 228F) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 195
Reflection 157
Parallax 256
67% 203 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 162
Splatting 176
64% 154 fps
Asus(1043 0470) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1260 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.11.4
Lighting 198
Reflection 152
Parallax 250
67% 200 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 157
Splatting 171
62% 150 fps
Asus(1043 0470) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1260 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.11.2
Lighting 195
Reflection 150
Parallax 244
66% 196 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 158
Splatting 172
63% 151 fps
Asus(1043 0470) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1260 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.11.1
Lighting 171
Reflection 156
Parallax 253
62% 193 fps
MRender 115
Gravity 161
Splatting 173
62% 150 fps
CLim: 977 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.11.4
Lighting 123
Reflection 146
Parallax 211
48% 160 fps
MRender 117
Gravity 136
Splatting 167
58% 140 fps
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 Popular Cards

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Sapphire(174B E285) 20% 63% ± 7%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB TRI-X OC
11227-13-20G
Asus(1043 0470) 15% 64% ± 6%
AMD(1002 0B00) 13% 59% ± 10%
MSI(1462 3081) 11% 60% ± 8%
MSI R9 290 4GB GAMING
R9 290 GAMING 4G
XFX(1682 9295) 9% 61% ± 7%
XFX R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation
R9290AEDFD
XFX R9 290 4GB Black Double Dissipation
R9290AEDBD
Sapphire(174B E283) 6% 64% ± 9%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB VAPOR-X TRI-X OC
11227-04-40G
Sapphire(174B E289) 5% 63% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 228F) 4% 66% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 2343) 3% 63% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 2290) 3% 62% ± 4%
PowerColor(148C 2343) 3% 64% ± 8%
Asus(1043 0468) 2% 63% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 2% 57% ± 5%
Asus(1043 046E) 1% 58% ± 10%
XFX(1682 9395) 1% 65% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 228E) 1% 47% ± 24%
Asus(1043 0466) 0% 68% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 2289) 0% 66% ± 7%
XFX(1682 9290) 0% 59% ± 11%
MSI(1462 3085) 0% 58% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 2280) 0% 66% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0C01) 0% 55% ± 0%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

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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


Good

11 days ago.

I have the card


Excellent

21 days ago.

Quite power hungry, but it remains comparable to the mainstream cards of today and quite a compute beast. Good performer on a budget if used!


Excellent

6 days ago.

ok

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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


Good

18 days ago.

lov it, gr8 overclocking too


Average

4 months 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


Good

1 month ago.

Great performance, shaky driver support


Terrible

2 months ago.

very high price


Excellent

16 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.


Excellent

21 days ago.

Quite power hungry, but it remains comparable to the mainstream cards of today and quite a compute beast. Good performer on a budget if used!


Outstanding

12 months ago.

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


Very good

6 months ago.

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


Outstanding

22 months ago.

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


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