Average Bench: 62.7% (40th of 584)

Based on 27,688 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 37.3% 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) 187fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 245fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290 is just 15.6%. 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) 149fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 119fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,688 samples)
Min Avg Max
145 Lighting 187 213
134 Reflection 149 165
197 Parallax 245 281
64.3% 194 fps
Min Avg Max
109 MRender 119 131
139 Gravity 155 173
155 Splatting 168 186
61.5% 147 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
PwrHis(1787 2020) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1045 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.3.4
Lighting 207
Reflection 163
Parallax 290
73% 220 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 166
Splatting 178
66% 157 fps
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.3.4
Lighting 194
Reflection 151
Parallax 266
68% 204 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 159
Splatting 171
63% 151 fps
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.3.4
Lighting 198
Reflection 152
Parallax 240
66% 196 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 160
Splatting 170
63% 151 fps
AMD(1002 0B00) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 947 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 183
Reflection 143
Parallax 226
61% 184 fps
MRender 116
Gravity 149
Splatting 162
59% 142 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,320,149 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 27,688 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $399 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B E285) 22% 63% ± 7%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB TRI-X OC
11227-13-20G
XFX(1682 9295) 15% 62% ± 6%
XFX R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation
R9290AEDFD
XFX R9 290 4GB Black Double Dissipation
R9290AEDBD
AMD(1002 0B00) 13% 61% ± 7%
Asus(1043 0470) 10% 65% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3081) 8% 61% ± 7%
MSI R9 290 4GB GAMING
R9 290 GAMING 4G
Sapphire(174B E289) 6% 63% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 228F) 6% 66% ± 3%
Sapphire(174B E283) 5% 67% ± 3%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB VAPOR-X TRI-X OC
11227-04-40G
PowerColor(148C 2343) 3% 63% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 2290) 3% 57% ± 10%
Asus(1043 0468) 2% 61% ± 7%
PwrHis(1787 2343) 2% 63% ± 6%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 2% 59% ± 4%
Asus(1043 046E) 1% 58% ± 6%
MSI(1462 3085) 1% 56% ± 16%
Gigabyte(1458 2289) 1% 61% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 228E) 1% 67% ± 1%
XFX(1682 9395) 1% 64% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0466) 0% 74% ± 0%
HP(103C 6516) 0% 58% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0C01) 0% 54% ± 0%
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Gaming 55%
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Desktop
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: 70% - Good Total price: $777

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 Comments

Added 3 years ago.

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17 days 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


Terrible

6 days ago.

overheating,dont buy from ASUS


Excellent

26 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

1 month ago.

c'est une très bonne carte graphique, 3 ans et elle marche encore, elle fait super bien son taf, tout en ultra

Comment 

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


Excellent

27 days 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

5 months ago.

Great performance, shaky driver support


Terrible

6 months ago.

very high price


Excellent

20 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

5 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

17 months ago.

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


Very good

10 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

2 months ago.

Amazing, yet very power hungry


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