Average Bench: 45.5% (78th of 639)

Based on 48,431 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 54.4% 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) 181fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 165fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290 is just 6.23%. 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) 248fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 48,431 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.5 Lighting 181 204
137 Reflection 147 159
223 Parallax 248 277
47.5% 192 fps
Min Avg Max
115 MRender 121 129
155 Gravity 165 176
161 Splatting 169 180
45.7% 152 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.4.2
Lighting 199
Reflection 155
Parallax 240
52% 198 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 167
Splatting 173
46% 155 fps
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.5.1
Lighting 198
Reflection 151
Parallax 234
52% 194 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 166
Splatting 170
46% 153 fps
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.4.1
Lighting 194
Reflection 152
Parallax 269
51% 205 fps
MRender 120
Gravity 162
Splatting 172
45% 151 fps
Sapphire(174B E289) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 957 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.20
Lighting 111
Reflection 91.8
Parallax 227
29% 143 fps
MRender 115
Gravity 156
Splatting 162
43% 145 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,753,705 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 48,431 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $399 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B E285) 28% 46% ± 1%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB TRI-X OC
11227-13-20G
Asus(1043 0470) 16% 46% ± 1%
AMD(1002 0B00) 13% 44% ± 2%
XFX(1682 9295) 9% 45% ± 2%
XFX R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation
R9290AEDFD
XFX R9 290 4GB Black Double Dissipation
R9290AEDBD
MSI(1462 3081) 7% 45% ± 2%
MSI R9 290 4GB GAMING
R9 290 GAMING 4G
Sapphire(174B E283) 6% 47% ± 2%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB VAPOR-X TRI-X OC
11227-04-40G
Gigabyte(1458 228F) 5% 47% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B E289) 3% 47% ± 1%
PowerColor(148C 2343) 3% 46% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 2290) 2% 44% ± 1%
Asus(1043 0468) 2% 44% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2343) 2% 44% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 2280) 1% 48% ± 1%
Asus(1043 046E) 1% 43% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 228E) 1% 47% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 1% 43% ± 1%
XFX(1682 9395) 0% 45% ± 0%
XFX(1682 9290) 0% 46% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 2281) 0% 49% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3080) 0% 52% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 2289) 0% 41% ± 0%
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Typical R9 290 Builds (Compare 17,200 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $704

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 Comments

Added 6 years ago.

Poor (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


Excellent

1 month ago.

overheating,dont buy from ASUS


Good

4 months ago.

little bit heat problem but its flagship


Liked

2 month 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

8 months ago.

It's a very very good graphics card


Good

2 years 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


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

very high price


Poor

12 months ago.

I like money


Good

19 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

3 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

15 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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