Average Bench: 62.4% (39th of 592)

Based on 30,147 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 37.6% 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) 186fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 244fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290 is just 15.9%. 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. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 119fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,147 samples)
Min Avg Max
138 Lighting 186 207
134 Reflection 148 162
190 Parallax 244 278
63.9% 193 fps
Min Avg Max
108 MRender 119 130
130 Gravity 154 167
152 Splatting 168 182
61.2% 147 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.11.1
Lighting 197
Reflection 152
Parallax 254
67% 201 fps
MRender 121
Gravity 158
Splatting 172
63% 151 fps
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.6.1
Lighting 196
Reflection 152
Parallax 248
66% 199 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 157
Splatting 172
63% 151 fps
CLim: 947 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 186
Reflection 146
Parallax 259
66% 197 fps
MRender 116
Gravity 149
Splatting 162
59% 143 fps
Asus(1043 046E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 947 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Lighting 185
Reflection 145
Parallax 243
64% 191 fps
MRender 118
Gravity 152
Splatting 167
61% 146 fps
PwrHis(1787 2343) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Lighting 176
Reflection 147
Parallax 226
60% 183 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 144
Splatting 168
60% 145 fps
AMD(1002 0B00) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 947 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Lighting 0.1
Reflection 147
Parallax 231
26% 126 fps
MRender 109
Gravity 151
Splatting 158
58% 139 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $399 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B E285) 25% 62% ± 8%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB TRI-X OC
11227-13-20G
AMD(1002 0B00) 13% 60% ± 8%
Asus(1043 0470) 12% 65% ± 2%
MSI(1462 3081) 10% 62% ± 4%
MSI R9 290 4GB GAMING
R9 290 GAMING 4G
XFX(1682 9295) 9% 62% ± 4%
XFX R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation
R9290AEDFD
XFX R9 290 4GB Black Double Dissipation
R9290AEDBD
Sapphire(174B E283) 7% 64% ± 6%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB VAPOR-X TRI-X OC
11227-04-40G
Gigabyte(1458 228F) 4% 64% ± 8%
Sapphire(174B E289) 4% 65% ± 2%
PowerColor(148C 2343) 3% 65% ± 5%
Asus(1043 0468) 3% 62% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 2290) 3% 62% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 2343) 1% 63% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 228E) 1% 61% ± 17%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 1% 59% ± 3%
XFX(1682 9395) 1% 65% ± 2%
Asus(1043 046E) 1% 61% ± 2%
AMD(1002 0C01) 1% 49% ± 7%
HP(103C 6516) 0% 52% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 2280) 0% 65% ± 4%
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Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $788

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

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1 day ago.

Managed to make this puppy work on 50-60 FPS on nearly all (or all) Ultra settings for games that were released even three years after it was made. Maybe that's just Sapphire and my card being lucky. By far my favorite card so far.

Comment 

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


Excellent

17 days ago.

overheating,dont buy from ASUS


Excellent

2 months 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

13 days ago.

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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


Excellent

1 month ago.

Great performance, excellent value


Excellent

2 months ago.

Comment 

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

7 months ago.

Great performance, shaky driver support


Terrible

8 months ago.

very high price


Excellent

22 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

7 months 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

19 months ago.

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


Very good

12 months ago.

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


Outstanding

2 years ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

Amazing, yet very power hungry


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