Average Bench: 61.6% (31st of 546)

Based on 18,738 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 38.4% 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) 240fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290 is just 19.2%. 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) 117fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,738 samples)
Min Avg Max
117 Lighting 184 206
117 Reflection 147 162
174 Parallax 240 278
63.1% 190 fps
Min Avg Max
97.8 MRender 117 129
113 Gravity 152 169
135 Splatting 166 182
60.4% 145 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Asus(1043 0470) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1260 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: BETA
Lighting 193
Reflection 150
Parallax 270
68% 205 fps
MRender 121
Gravity 158
Splatting 173
63% 151 fps
CLim: 977 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.10.1
Lighting 194
Reflection 152
Parallax 274
69% 207 fps
MRender 121
Gravity 156
Splatting 169
62% 149 fps
Asus(1043 0470) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1260 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.6.2
Lighting 195
Reflection 151
Parallax 272
69% 206 fps
MRender 117
Gravity 157
Splatting 172
62% 148 fps
AMD(1002 0B00) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1015 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7.1
Lighting 198
Reflection 152
Parallax 242
66% 197 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 158
Splatting 172
63% 151 fps
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Lighting 189
Reflection 146
Parallax 264
67% 200 fps
MRender 117
Gravity 150
Splatting 162
60% 143 fps
Asus(1043 0468) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 947 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 189
Reflection 146
Parallax 243
64% 193 fps
MRender 117
Gravity 151
Splatting 164
60% 144 fps
CLim: 980 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 16.5.2.1
Lighting 189
Reflection 150
Parallax 234
64% 191 fps
MRender 115
Gravity 152
Splatting 166
60% 144 fps
Asus(1043 0470) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1260 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.8.2
Lighting 155
Reflection 154
Parallax 253
59% 187 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 160
Splatting 172
63% 152 fps
AMD(1002 0B00) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 947 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.9.1
Lighting 186
Reflection 146
Parallax 232
63% 188 fps
MRender 116
Gravity 150
Splatting 163
60% 143 fps
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 Popular Cards

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Sapphire(174B E285) 23% 63% ± 4%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB TRI-X OC
11227-13-20G
AMD(1002 0B00) 13% 60% ± 7%
Asus(1043 0470) 12% 63% ± 7%
XFX(1682 9295) 11% 58% ± 10%
XFX R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation
R9290AEDFD
XFX R9 290 4GB Black Double Dissipation
R9290AEDBD
Sapphire(174B E283) 8% 64% ± 3%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB VAPOR-X TRI-X OC
11227-04-40G
Gigabyte(1458 228F) 6% 64% ± 11%
MSI(1462 3081) 6% 62% ± 8%
MSI R9 290 4GB GAMING
R9 290 GAMING 4G
Sapphire(174B E289) 5% 63% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 2290) 3% 62% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 2343) 2% 63% ± 3%
PowerColor(148C 2343) 2% 62% ± 9%
Asus(1043 0468) 2% 62% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 2289) 1% 58% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 228E) 1% 47% ± 24%
Asus(1043 046E) 1% 61% ± 0%
XFX(1682 9395) 1% 69% ± 8%
Dell(1028 068B) 1% 28% ± 20%
AMD(1002 0C01) 1% 52% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2434) 0% 54% ± 11%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 19% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0466) 0% 67% ± 0%
HP(103C 6516) 0% 52% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 2280) 0% 64% ± 0%
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Desktop 55%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $924

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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


Terrible

25 days ago.

very high price


Excellent

14 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

4 months ago.

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


Outstanding

20 months ago.

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


Outstanding

10 months ago.

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


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