Average Bench: 49.2% (63rd of 621)

Based on 43,616 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 50.7% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 188fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 162fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290 is just 12.6%. 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) 149fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 120fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,616 samples)
Min Avg Max
150 Lighting 188 206
135 Reflection 149 161
200 Parallax 247 278
51.2% 195 fps
Min Avg Max
110 MRender 120 129
138 Gravity 162 178
155 Splatting 168 182
46.7% 150 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1125 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 219
Reflection 172
Parallax 286
60% 226 fps
MRender 139
Gravity 179
Splatting 194
53% 171 fps
CLim: 1030 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.9.2
Lighting 205
Reflection 158
Parallax 251
55% 205 fps
MRender 125
Gravity 168
Splatting 172
48% 155 fps
PwrHis(1787 2343) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.9.1
Lighting 204
Reflection 157
Parallax 229
54% 197 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 174
Splatting 166
49% 156 fps
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.2
Lighting 194
Reflection 152
Parallax 236
52% 194 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 158
Splatting 172
47% 151 fps
AMD(1002 0B00) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 947 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.5.2
Lighting 188
Reflection 146
Parallax 244
51% 192 fps
MRender 118
Gravity 161
Splatting 164
46% 148 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

Average fps @ 1080p with maximum detail settings for 11 popular games:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 147 fps Fortnite: 80 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 44 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 43 fps League of Legends: 130 fps Overwatch: 86 fps Battlefield 1: 65 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 46 fps DOTA 2: 99 fps World of Warcraft: 43 fps World of Tanks: 80 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,237,989 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 43,616 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $399 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B E285) 29% 50% ± 3%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB TRI-X OC
11227-13-20G
XFX(1682 9295) 12% 48% ± 3%
XFX R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation
R9290AEDFD
XFX R9 290 4GB Black Double Dissipation
R9290AEDBD
AMD(1002 0B00) 11% 47% ± 4%
Asus(1043 0470) 10% 50% ± 4%
MSI(1462 3081) 8% 47% ± 6%
MSI R9 290 4GB GAMING
R9 290 GAMING 4G
Gigabyte(1458 228F) 5% 51% ± 4%
PowerColor(148C 2343) 5% 51% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B E289) 4% 50% ± 4%
Sapphire(174B E283) 3% 51% ± 3%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB VAPOR-X TRI-X OC
11227-04-40G
Asus(1043 0468) 3% 47% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 2343) 3% 51% ± 3%
Asus(1043 046E) 2% 47% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 2290) 1% 48% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 228E) 1% 49% ± 6%
XFX(1682 9395) 1% 51% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 1% 48% ± 6%
MSI(1462 3085) 0% 48% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 2289) 0% 48% ± 2%
HP(103C 6516) 0% 42% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $659

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 Comments

Added 5 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


Terrible

2 months ago.

overheating,dont buy from ASUS


Terrible

2 months ago.

little bit heat problem but its flagship


Liked

1 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


Good

23 months ago.

Great performance, shaky driver support


Excellent

18 months 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

9 days ago.

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


Terrible

24 months ago.

very high price


Poor

3 months ago.

I like money


Good

10 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

22 months 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!


Outstanding

2 years ago.

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


Very good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

6 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.

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


Good

20 months ago.

Amazing, yet very power hungry


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