Average Bench: 46.4% (116th of 692)

Based on 68,699 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 53.6% 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) 59.7fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 42.5fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290 is just 9.12%. 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) 68.4fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 81.1fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 68,699 samples)
Min Avg Max
51.1 Lighting 59.7 65.1
62.6 Reflection 68.4 73.2
70.6 Parallax 81.1 88.6
48.6% 69.7 fps
Min Avg Max
55 MRender 59.5 63.8
49.5 Gravity 55.5 59.6
40.3 Splatting 42.5 45.2
41.9% 52.5 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1030 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.10.35.02
Lighting 66.4
Reflection 72.3
Parallax 89.2
54% 76 fps
MRender 63
Gravity 58.8
Splatting 44.3
44% 55.4 fps
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.10.35.02
Lighting 62.6
Reflection 69.5
Parallax 84.4
51% 72.2 fps
MRender 61.2
Gravity 57.4
Splatting 43.6
43% 54.1 fps
CLim: 977 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 21.5.2
Lighting 61.2
Reflection 68.3
Parallax 81.8
50% 70.4 fps
MRender 59.8
Gravity 56.1
Splatting 42.6
42% 52.8 fps
CLim: 947 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.10.35.02
Lighting 57.2
Reflection 66.4
Parallax 79.7
47% 67.8 fps
MRender 57
Gravity 54.2
Splatting 41.2
41% 50.8 fps
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 Popular Cards

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $399 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B E285) 25% 47% ± 2%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB TRI-X OC
11227-13-20G
AMD(1002 0B00) 12% 45% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0470) 11% 48% ± 2%
XFX(1682 9295) 10% 45% ± 2%
XFX R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation
R9290AEDFD
XFX R9 290 4GB Black Double Dissipation
R9290AEDBD
MSI(1462 3081) 9% 46% ± 3%
MSI R9 290 4GB GAMING
R9 290 GAMING 4G
Sapphire(174B E283) 6% 49% ± 2%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB VAPOR-X TRI-X OC
11227-04-40G
Gigabyte(1458 228F) 6% 48% ± 3%
Sapphire(174B E289) 5% 48% ± 2%
PowerColor(148C 2343) 4% 46% ± 4%
Asus(1043 0468) 3% 46% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 2% 39% ± 6%
PwrHis(1787 2343) 2% 47% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 2290) 2% 46% ± 1%
Asus(1043 046E) 1% 47% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 228E) 1% 49% ± 1%
XFX(1682 9395) 0% 48% ± 0%
HP(103C 6516) 0% 37% ± 8%
AMD(1002 0C01) 0% 35% ± 4%
MSI(1462 3085) 0% 47% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 2289) 0% 46% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 2280) 0% 41% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $693

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4 months ago.

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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


Excellent

3 months ago.

It is really hot and takes too much power but could still perform well at most games


Good

2 months ago.

this card is old af and still can be compared to a gtx 1060


Excellent

1 month ago.

little bit heat problem but its flagship


Liked

3 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

17 months ago.

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Очень високая проезводительность!—Dec '20


Good

16 months 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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Good

2 years ago.

It's a very very good graphics card


Excellent

14 months ago.

Great performance, shaky driver support


Poor

2 years ago.

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


Average

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


Poor

3 years ago.

I like money


Good

4 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!


Excellent

5 months ago.

The R9 290 (non-x version) is one of Radeon's flagship cards of 2013. Running with 4GB of GDDR5, a TDP of 275W, & a process size of 28nm based off the Hawaii architecture, it was seen as a very high end card to many in that current year. Although it did face a bit of an overheating problem like the GTX 480, it outperforms that 480 by an obvious margin. With a GPU clock of 947 Mhz & memory clock of 1250Mhz this looked like a card that could compete with another high end card, the 780 (non-ti), and it did pretty well, being within the range of that card. Other specifications include 2560 Shading Units, 160 TMUs, 64 ROPs, 40 Compute Units, L1 cache of 16kb & L2 cache of 1024kb, & 6.2 million transistors to name some specs. Although the launch price was somewhat high at the time ($399 USD MSRP), other users could get the 780 (non-ti) at the time for nearly $70 USD less at $329 USD MSRP. Both were great cards at the time and to this day they can still perform like the flagships they always were.


Excellent

6 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

5 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

3 years 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

6 years ago.

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


Very good

5 years ago.

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


Outstanding

6 years ago.

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


Good

5 years ago.

Amazing, yet very power hungry


Excellent

10 months ago.

Had this for 8 years, its still pushing max settings @ 1080p, med at 4k for some games. Power hungry though.


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