Average Bench: 63.1% (55th of 613)

Based on 40,689 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 67B1 Models: AMD Radeon R9 200, ASUS R9 290, AMD Radeon R9 290

Above average average bench

The AMD R9 290 averaged 36.8% 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) 182fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 162fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290 is just 19.6%. 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) 148fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 121fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 40,689 samples)
Min Avg Max
93 Lighting 182 207
131 Reflection 148 161
192 Parallax 247 280
63.5% 192 fps
Min Avg Max
112 MRender 121 130
146 Gravity 162 178
156 Splatting 168 182
62.9% 150 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Gigabyte(1458 228F) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.3.1
Lighting 202
Reflection 156
Parallax 253
68% 203 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 173
Splatting 176
67% 159 fps
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.1.1
Lighting 198
Reflection 152
Parallax 246
67% 199 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 170
Splatting 175
66% 156 fps
CLim: 977 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.4.2
Lighting 190
Reflection 147
Parallax 248
65% 195 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 167
Splatting 172
64% 154 fps
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.5.2
Lighting 191
Reflection 155
Parallax 242
65% 196 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 168
Splatting 172
65% 154 fps
CLim: 980 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver:
Lighting 154
Reflection 142
Parallax 214
54% 170 fps
MRender 110
Gravity 144
Splatting 129
54% 128 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

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

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 148 fps Fortnite: 77 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 44 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 44 fps League of Legends: 139 fps Overwatch: 92 fps Battlefield 1: 65 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 46 fps DOTA 2: 100 fps World of Warcraft: 43 fps World of Tanks: 84 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,065,244 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 40,689 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $399 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B E285) 22% 64% ± 5%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB TRI-X OC
11227-13-20G
Asus(1043 0470) 13% 65% ± 5%
AMD(1002 0B00) 13% 61% ± 7%
XFX(1682 9295) 11% 60% ± 6%
XFX R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation
R9290AEDFD
XFX R9 290 4GB Black Double Dissipation
R9290AEDBD
MSI(1462 3081) 10% 62% ± 7%
MSI R9 290 4GB GAMING
R9 290 GAMING 4G
Gigabyte(1458 228F) 6% 65% ± 6%
Sapphire(174B E283) 6% 66% ± 4%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB VAPOR-X TRI-X OC
11227-04-40G
Sapphire(174B E289) 6% 64% ± 6%
Asus(1043 0468) 4% 59% ± 8%
PowerColor(148C 2343) 2% 66% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 2343) 2% 65% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 2290) 2% 60% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 228E) 1% 63% ± 10%
XFX(1682 9395) 1% 64% ± 5%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 1% 58% ± 1%
Asus(1043 046E) 0% 62% ± 1%
MSI(1462 3080) 0% 68% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0466) 0% 72% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 2289) 0% 62% ± 0%
PowerColor(148C 2342) 0% 64% ± 0%
XFX(1682 9290) 0% 70% ± 0%
HP(103C 6516) 0% 53% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2434) 0% 63% ± 0%
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Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 - $100

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 Comments

Added 5 years ago.

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9 days ago.

spent $400 on this in 2014 and only 5 years later am i starting to get the itch to upgrade even at 1440p, that's fantastic value for a high end card.

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

21 days ago.

overheating,dont buy from ASUS


Good

1 month ago.

little bit heat problem but its flagship


Liked

20 days 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

19 months ago.

Great performance, shaky driver support


Excellent

14 months ago.

Comment 

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


Terrible

20 months ago.

very high price


Good

6 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

2 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

18 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

24 months ago.

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


Outstanding

3 years ago.

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


Good

16 months ago.

Amazing, yet very power hungry


Excellent

2 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.


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