Average Bench: 21% (161st of 666)

Based on 1,308 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 79.0% 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) 26.1fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 25.9fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 M290X is just 14.7%. 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) 28.4fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 35.5fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,308 samples)
Min Avg Max
13.8 Lighting 26.1 34.3
12.6 Reflection 28.4 35.2
18.8 Parallax 35.5 42.5
21.1% 30 fps
Min Avg Max
10.2 MRender 25.4 29.5
13.9 Gravity 25.9 30.7
15.4 Splatting 29.7 36.7
20.9% 27 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Dell(1028 05AD) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 900 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.12.1
Lighting 25
Reflection 33
Parallax 37.6
20% 31.9 fps
MRender 27.9
Gravity 27.4
Splatting 22.4
22% 25.9 fps
Dell(1028 05AD) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 900 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.10.35.02
Lighting 25
Reflection 33.3
Parallax 35.2
20% 31.2 fps
MRender 26
Gravity 26.2
Splatting 20.7
21% 24.3 fps
Dell(1028 05AB) ≥ 4GB
Driver: 21.5.2
Lighting 22.9
Reflection 34.8
Parallax 36.1
18% 31.3 fps
MRender 29.2
Gravity 26
Splatting 23.7
21% 26.3 fps
Dell(1028 05AA) ≥ 4GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 27.20.15003.5017
Lighting 24.7
Reflection 20.7
Parallax 32.4
20% 25.9 fps
MRender 24.7
Gravity 24.3
Splatting 19.6
20% 22.9 fps
Dell(1028 05AD) ≥ 4GB
Driver: 21.5.2
Lighting 22.7
Reflection 33
Parallax 34.2
18% 30 fps
MRender 28.9
Gravity 26
Splatting 22.1
21% 25.7 fps
Dell(1028 05AB) ≥ 4GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1045.0
Lighting 21.4
Reflection 34.4
Parallax 34.9
17% 30.2 fps
MRender 28.7
Gravity 25.9
Splatting 23.6
21% 26.1 fps
Dell(1028 05AB) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 900 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.12.1
Lighting 24.4
Reflection 33.1
Parallax 37.4
20% 31.6 fps
Clevo(1558 5106) ≥ 4GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 27.20.1034.6
Lighting 0.2
Reflection 13.9
Parallax 2.3
0% 5.47 fps
MRender 3.1
Gravity 0.8
Splatting 1.7
1% 1.87 fps
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Based on statistics from 1,308 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Apple(106B 0138) 29% 25% ± 2%
Dell(1028 05AB) 21% 20% ± 3%
Dell(1028 05AD) 20% 19% ± 4%
Dell(1028 05AA) 8% 20% ± 3%
Clevo(1558 7104) 6% 21% ± 3%
Clevo(1558 0376) 5% 20% ± 4%
Dell(1028 04A4) 2% 19% ± 5%
Dell(1028 043A) 2% 14% ± 5%
Dell(1028 0550) 1% 21% ± 1%
Dell(1028 048F) 1% 17% ± 5%
MSI(1462 1117) 1% 21% ± 1%
Dell(1028 057B) 1% 19% ± 5%
Clevo(1558 7481) 1% 22% ± 0%
Clevo(1558 7102) 1% 22% ± 1%
Dell(1028 0551) 0% 21% ± 0%
Clevo(1558 0371) 0% 22% ± 0%
Clevo(1558 0270) 0% 22% ± 0%
Clevo(1558 5281) 0% 19% ± 0%
Clevo(1558 5105) 0% 22% ± 0%
Clevo(1558 5106) 0% 21% ± 0%
MSI(1462 10F1) 0% 21% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

System: Alienware 17

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3 months 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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