Average Bench: 20.2% (143rd of 635)

Based on 988 user benchmarks.  Devices: 1002 6801, 1002 6810 Models: AMD Radeon R9 M290X, AMD Radeon(TM) HD8970M, AMD RADEON R9 M290X

Very poor average bench

The AMD R9 M290X averaged 79.8% 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) 72fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 74.5fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 M290X is just 14.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 M290X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 69.9fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 110fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 988 samples)
Min Avg Max
0.2 Lighting 72 104
32.6 Reflection 69.9 81
59.3 Parallax 110 135
18.9% 84.1 fps
Min Avg Max
21.2 MRender 51.5 58.5
39.8 Gravity 74.5 91.4
35.8 Splatting 73.7 84.5
20.4% 66.6 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Apple(106B 0138) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1060.0
Lighting 98.4
Reflection 80.4
Parallax 136
26% 105 fps
MRender 58.4
Gravity 91.6
Splatting 84.5
25% 78.2 fps
Apple(106B 0138) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1060.0
Lighting 98.3
Reflection 80.4
Parallax 135
26% 104 fps
MRender 58.4
Gravity 91.5
Splatting 84.4
25% 78.1 fps
Apple(106B 0138) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1060.0
Lighting 99.1
Reflection 80.6
Parallax 136
26% 105 fps
MRender 58
Gravity 91.4
Splatting 84.2
25% 77.9 fps
Apple(106B 0138) 2GB
Ram: 2GB, Driver: 20.1.2
Lighting 106
Reflection 80.6
Parallax 124
28% 104 fps
MRender 58.9
Gravity 83.5
Splatting 76.9
23% 73.1 fps
Dell(1028 05AA) ≥ 4GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 26.20.15015.1007
Lighting 85.8
Reflection 73.1
Parallax 115
22% 91.2 fps
MRender 54.4
Gravity 79.6
Splatting 75.6
22% 69.9 fps
Dell(1028 0550) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.20
Lighting 77.2
Reflection 77.8
Parallax 114
20% 89.7 fps
MRender 57.5
Gravity 79.1
Splatting 82.4
22% 73 fps
Clevo(1558 7104) ≥ 4GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 26.20.13025.10004
Lighting 67.2
Reflection 57
Parallax 80
18% 68.1 fps
MRender 37.9
Gravity 51.6
Splatting 48.7
14% 46.1 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 25,778,814 GPUs tested.

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Based on statistics from 988 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Dell(1028 05AD) 26% 18% ± 5%
Apple(106B 0138) 22% 23% ± 2%
Dell(1028 05AB) 20% 20% ± 4%
Clevo(1558 0376) 7% 21% ± 1%
Dell(1028 05AA) 7% 20% ± 3%
Clevo(1558 7104) 6% 21% ± 2%
Dell(1028 043A) 3% 17% ± 5%
Dell(1028 048F) 2% 15% ± 6%
Dell(1028 0550) 1% 19% ± 4%
Dell(1028 057B) 1% 19% ± 4%
Dell(1028 05AE) 1% 22% ± 1%
Dell(1028 04A4) 1% 15% ± 6%
Clevo(1558 5106) 1% 20% ± 1%
Clevo(1558 0371) 1% 19% ± 5%
Clevo(1558 7481) 0% 20% ± 0%
MSI(1462 1117) 0% 20% ± 0%
Clevo(1558 5105) 0% 21% ± 1%
MSI(1462 10F1) 0% 21% ± 1%
Clevo(1558 7102) 0% 22% ± 0%
Dell(1028 0551) 0% 20% ± 0%
Clevo(1558 0270) 0% 21% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
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System: Alienware 17

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Terrible

1 month ago.

My Alienware 17 [From 2014] came with this card and I have experienced multiple failed drivers causing black screens. I have finally, after complete failure of the card 5.5 years later, decided to switch to the Intel equivalent. That being said, when the card worked, it worked very well. To this day, had it not failed last week, it still played new games with decent fps.


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