Average Bench: 45.7% (81st of 643)

Based on 52,288 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 67B1 Models: AMD Radeon R9 200, ASUS R9 290, AMD Radeon R9 290

Below average average bench

The AMD R9 290 averaged 54.2% 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. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 166fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290 is just 6.59%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 290 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 147fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 249fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 52,288 samples)
Min Avg Max
135 Lighting 187 210
130 Reflection 147 161
224 Parallax 249 278
49.2% 194 fps
Min Avg Max
114 MRender 122 130
153 Gravity 166 177
157 Splatting 169 183
45.8% 152 fps
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The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
PwrHis(1787 2342) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1060 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.4.2
Lighting 212
Reflection 164
Parallax 272
56% 216 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 181
Splatting 182
50% 165 fps
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.9.2
Lighting 193
Reflection 151
Parallax 253
51% 199 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 170
Splatting 175
47% 156 fps
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.9.2
Lighting 201
Reflection 153
Parallax 276
53% 210 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 169
Splatting 172
47% 155 fps
Asus(1043 046E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 947 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.9.1
Lighting 192
Reflection 144
Parallax 231
50% 189 fps
MRender 117
Gravity 158
Splatting 163
44% 146 fps
HP(103C 6516) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 841 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.12.2
Lighting 150
Reflection 129
Parallax 208
39% 162 fps
MRender 105
Gravity 143
Splatting 146
39% 131 fps
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 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 52,288 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $399 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B E285) 25% 46% ± 1%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB TRI-X OC
11227-13-20G
AMD(1002 0B00) 16% 44% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0470) 13% 46% ± 2%
XFX(1682 9295) 8% 45% ± 2%
XFX R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation
R9290AEDFD
XFX R9 290 4GB Black Double Dissipation
R9290AEDBD
Sapphire(174B E289) 7% 46% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E283) 6% 47% ± 2%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB VAPOR-X TRI-X OC
11227-04-40G
MSI(1462 3081) 4% 45% ± 2%
MSI R9 290 4GB GAMING
R9 290 GAMING 4G
Gigabyte(1458 228F) 4% 49% ± 1%
PowerColor(148C 2343) 4% 47% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0468) 3% 43% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2343) 2% 46% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 2290) 2% 44% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 1% 42% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 228E) 1% 48% ± 2%
XFX(1682 9395) 1% 45% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 2280) 1% 50% ± 2%
Asus(1043 046E) 0% 44% ± 0%
HP(103C 6516) 0% 39% ± 1%
MSI(1462 3085) 0% 47% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2434) 0% 45% ± 0%
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Typical R9 290 Builds (Compare 3,533 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $698

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 Comments

Added 6 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

i have 2 of them now i love this card it never dies!

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


Good

3 months ago.

120 fps fn competitive settings


Excellent

19 days ago.

overheating,dont buy from ASUS


Good

8 months ago.

little bit heat problem but its flagship


Liked

6 months 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

12 months ago.

It's a very very good graphics card


Poor

23 days ago.

Great performance, shaky driver support


Excellent

2 years 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

30 days ago.

Good old champ that keeps on running and handles games with ease! Obviously not at full graphics on all games.


Terrible

3 years ago.

very high price


Poor

16 months ago.

I like money


Good

23 months ago.

Too bad for the power consumption and heat, but you can get this GPU for a low price nowadays and it still offers very good performance!


Excellent

4 years 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

2 years 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

19 months ago.

My first high end gpu on a budget, buyed on ebay for 115 euros, and it's a good performer. Even thought it's loud and power hungry, has got performance similar to a gtx 1060.


Outstanding

3 years ago.

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


Very good

3 years ago.

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


Outstanding

4 years ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

Amazing, yet very power hungry


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