Average Bench: 62.6% (55th of 611)

Based on 37,493 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 37.3% 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) 179fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 161fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 290 is just 19.7%. 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) 120fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 37,493 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.2 Lighting 179 206
131 Reflection 148 161
183 Parallax 245 279
62.8% 191 fps
Min Avg Max
109 MRender 120 130
136 Gravity 161 177
149 Splatting 167 180
62.5% 149 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 977 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.1.1
Lighting 197
Reflection 153
Parallax 247
66% 199 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 168
Splatting 171
65% 154 fps
CLim: 957 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.3.2
Lighting 187
Reflection 148
Parallax 264
66% 200 fps
MRender 119
Gravity 162
Splatting 166
62% 149 fps
PowerColor(148C 2343) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 975 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.3.2
Lighting 177
Reflection 149
Parallax 222
60% 183 fps
MRender 121
Gravity 151
Splatting 165
61% 146 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 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 44 fps Fortnite: 76 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 43 fps League of Legends: 143 fps Overwatch: 92 fps Battlefield 1: 66 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 46 fps World of Warcraft: 43 fps World of Tanks: 81 fps Battlefield 4: 76 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,541,099 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 37,493 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $399 @ launch in Oct '13)
Sapphire(174B E285) 23% 64% ± 5%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB TRI-X OC
11227-13-20G
AMD(1002 0B00) 15% 60% ± 9%
MSI(1462 3081) 11% 62% ± 5%
MSI R9 290 4GB GAMING
R9 290 GAMING 4G
Asus(1043 0470) 11% 64% ± 4%
XFX(1682 9295) 9% 62% ± 6%
XFX R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation
R9290AEDFD
XFX R9 290 4GB Black Double Dissipation
R9290AEDBD
PowerColor(148C 2343) 6% 65% ± 6%
Sapphire(174B E289) 5% 64% ± 5%
Sapphire(174B E283) 5% 65% ± 5%
Sapphire R9 290 4GB VAPOR-X TRI-X OC
11227-04-40G
Gigabyte(1458 228F) 5% 64% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 2290) 3% 59% ± 8%
Asus(1043 0468) 2% 60% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 1% 58% ± 6%
PwrHis(1787 2343) 1% 65% ± 2%
HP(103C 6516) 1% 49% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 228E) 1% 64% ± 8%
Asus(1043 046E) 0% 64% ± 2%
XFX(1682 9395) 0% 68% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3080) 0% 66% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3083) 0% 66% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3085) 0% 61% ± 0%
Asus(1043 0466) 0% 78% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0C01) 0% 55% ± 0%
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Gaming 53%
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Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $613

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

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12 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

7 days ago.

overheating,dont buy from ASUS


Poor

1 month ago.

little bit heat problem but its flagship


Excellent

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


Good

16 months ago.

Great performance, shaky driver support


Excellent

12 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

18 months ago.

very high price


Good

4 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

16 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

22 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

14 months ago.

Amazing, yet very power hungry


Excellent

11 days 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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