Average Bench: 47.3% (87th of 652)

Based on 60,102 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 52.7% 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.


Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 60.6fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 55.7fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290 is just 14.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 290 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 68fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 80.4fps

Average Bench

(Based on 60,102 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.9 Lighting 60.6 67
59.7 Reflection 68 73.7
65.7 Parallax 80.4 88.8
49% 69.7 fps
Min Avg Max
53.8 MRender 59.5 64
49.2 Gravity 55.7 59.8
39.5 Splatting 42.4 45.2
45.4% 52.6 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:
Lighting 66.2
Reflection 70.6
Parallax 84.6
54% 73.8 fps
MRender 62
Gravity 57.8
Splatting 43.3
47% 54.4 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,868,319 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $399 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B E285) 25% 48% ± 2%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB TRI-X OC
AMD(1002 0B00) 17% 46% ± 4%
Asus(1043 0470) 10% 48% ± 4%
XFX(1682 9295) 9% 46% ± 2%
XFX R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation
XFX R9 290 4GB Black Double Dissipation
Sapphire(174B E283) 8% 49% ± 5%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB VAPOR-X TRI-X OC
MSI(1462 3081) 7% 47% ± 4%
R9 290 GAMING 4G
Gigabyte(1458 228F) 4% 50% ± 3%
Sapphire(174B E289) 4% 49% ± 2%
PowerColor(148C 2343) 3% 48% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 2290) 3% 46% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2343) 2% 49% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 2% 40% ± 7%
Asus(1043 0468) 2% 44% ± 6%
HP(103C 6516) 1% 34% ± 1%
Asus(1043 046E) 1% 47% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 228E) 1% 50% ± 1%
XFX(1682 9395) 1% 50% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0466) 0% 49% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 2280) 0% 52% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0C01) 0% 34% ± 0%
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Typical R9 290 Builds (Compare 5,210 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop 72%
Workstation 29%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $686

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10 days ago.

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


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


24 days ago.

120 fps fn competitive settings


1 day ago.

overheating,dont buy from ASUS


12 days ago.

little bit heat problem but its flagship


9 months ago.


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


1 month ago.


Очень високая проезводительность!—Dec '20


5 days ago.

Amazing card! Bought the sapphire tri-x oc edition for 60 euro and after overclocking(1200core, 1600mem), it benchmarks better than the RX 580 and GTX 1060!

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3 months ago.

It's a very very good graphics card


2 months ago.

Great performance, shaky driver support


2 years ago.


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


18 days ago.

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


3 years ago.

very high price


20 months ago.

I like money


2 years 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!


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.


3 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!


22 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.


4 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.


4 years ago.

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


3 years ago.

Amazing, yet very power hungry

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