Average Bench: 47.2% (94th of 666)

Based on 59,185 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.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 60.4fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 55.8fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290 is just 7.87%. 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) 68.8fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 80.6fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 59,185 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.6 Lighting 60.4 65.8
62.5 Reflection 68.8 73.8
71.6 Parallax 80.6 88.3
48.8% 69.9 fps
Min Avg Max
53.9 MRender 59.6 64.1
50.6 Gravity 55.8 59.8
40.1 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: 1030 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.11.2
Lighting 66.7
Reflection 73.1
Parallax 84.5
54% 74.8 fps
MRender 63.7
Gravity 58
Splatting 45.3
47% 55.7 fps
CLim: 1030 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.12.1
Lighting 65.7
Reflection 69.7
Parallax 84.6
53% 73.3 fps
MRender 63.2
Gravity 58
Splatting 43.6
47% 54.9 fps
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 21.5.2
Lighting 61.8
Reflection 71.1
Parallax 83.3
50% 72.1 fps
MRender 61.2
Gravity 57.5
Splatting 43.2
47% 54 fps
CLim: 977 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.11.1
Lighting 62.1
Reflection 69.5
Parallax 79.8
50% 70.5 fps
MRender 60.4
Gravity 55.7
Splatting 42.3
45% 52.8 fps
Gigabyte(1458 2290) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 947 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 21.4.1
Lighting 58.7
Reflection 68
Parallax 77.3
48% 68 fps
MRender 58.5
Gravity 54.1
Splatting 41.1
44% 51.2 fps
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 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 59,185 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $399 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B E285) 26% 48% ± 2%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB TRI-X OC
11227-13-20G
AMD(1002 0B00) 17% 46% ± 2%
Asus(1043 0470) 11% 49% ± 1%
XFX(1682 9295) 10% 47% ± 2%
XFX R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation
R9290AEDFD
XFX R9 290 4GB Black Double Dissipation
R9290AEDBD
MSI(1462 3081) 8% 46% ± 4%
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) 4% 48% ± 3%
PowerColor(148C 2343) 4% 49% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B E289) 3% 48% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2343) 2% 48% ± 3%
Asus(1043 0468) 2% 44% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 2290) 2% 45% ± 4%
Asus(1043 046E) 1% 46% ± 1%
HP(103C 6516) 1% 36% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 1% 42% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 228E) 1% 49% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 2289) 0% 48% ± 0%
XFX(1682 9395) 0% 46% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 2280) 0% 50% ± 1%
AMD(1002 0C01) 0% 33% ± 1%
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Typical R9 290 Builds (Compare 7,020 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $709

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 Comments

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23 days 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

7 months ago.

Its years old but can still play warzone at over 50fps


Good

1 month 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


Excellent

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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Очень високая проезводительность!—Dec '20


Excellent

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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Good

11 months ago.

It's a very very good graphics card


Excellent

10 months ago.

Great performance, shaky driver support


Poor

8 months ago.

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


Average

8 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


Terrible

4 years ago.

very high price


Poor

2 years ago.

I like money


Good

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!


Excellent

5 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

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!


Excellent

2 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

4 years ago.

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


Very good

4 years ago.

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


Outstanding

5 years ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.

Amazing, yet very power hungry


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