Average Bench: 65.3% (25th of 542)

Based on 11,435 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 34.7% 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) 185fps

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. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 153fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,435 samples)
Min Avg Max
141 Lighting 185 207
129 Reflection 147 162
208 Parallax 245 277
63.2% 192 fps
Min Avg Max
108 MRender 119 131
139 Gravity 153 171
150 Splatting 167 183
65.9% 146 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
PwrHis(1787 2343) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.4.4
Lighting 202
Reflection 162
Parallax 289
72% 217 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 164
Splatting 179
71% 157 fps
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1365 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 199
Reflection 155
Parallax 275
70% 210 fps
MRender 125
Gravity 162
Splatting 175
69% 154 fps
CLim: 1030 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.4.4
Lighting 201
Reflection 161
Parallax 255
67% 206 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 162
Splatting 176
69% 154 fps
CLim: 977 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.4.4
Lighting 193
Reflection 147
Parallax 254
66% 198 fps
MRender 119
Gravity 154
Splatting 166
66% 146 fps
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.6.1
Lighting 196
Reflection 152
Parallax 246
65% 198 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 158
Splatting 172
68% 151 fps
AMD(1002 0B00) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 947 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.4.2
Lighting 184
Reflection 143
Parallax 236
62% 188 fps
MRender 116
Gravity 150
Splatting 165
65% 144 fps
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.3.3
Lighting 92.4
Reflection 60
Parallax 122
32% 91.4 fps
MRender 57.4
Gravity 63.9
Splatting 77.5
32% 66.3 fps
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 Popular Cards

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Sapphire(174B E285) 23% 67% ± 6%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB TRI-X OC
11227-13-20G
AMD(1002 0B00) 13% 64% ± 10%
XFX(1682 9295) 12% 64% ± 4%
XFX R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation
R9290AEDFD
XFX R9 290 4GB Black Double Dissipation
R9290AEDBD
MSI(1462 3081) 11% 65% ± 5%
MSI R9 290 4GB GAMING
R9 290 GAMING 4G
Gigabyte(1458 228F) 8% 69% ± 11%
Asus(1043 0470) 7% 67% ± 3%
Sapphire(174B E283) 6% 68% ± 4%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB VAPOR-X TRI-X OC
11227-04-40G
Sapphire(174B E289) 4% 68% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 3% 56% ± 17%
Asus(1043 0468) 3% 58% ± 15%
PowerColor(148C 2343) 2% 69% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 228E) 2% 60% ± 20%
Gigabyte(1458 2290) 2% 64% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 2343) 1% 67% ± 3%
Device(0000 0000) 1% 31% ± 7%
Asus(1043 046E) 1% 62% ± 5%
MSI(1462 3085) 1% 66% ± 2%
XFX(1682 9395) 1% 66% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 2289) 0% 63% ± 0%
HP(103C 6516) 0% 55% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2434) 0% 63% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 2280) 0% 69% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0C01) 0% 55% ± 0%
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Desktop 53%
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 - $100

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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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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

10 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

27 days ago.

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


Outstanding

16 months ago.

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


Outstanding

7 months ago.

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


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