Average Bench: 29% (91st of 597)

Based on 39 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 6819 Model: AMD RADEON R9 M290
Poor: 26%Average: 29% Great: 30%

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Very poor average bench

The AMD R9 M290 averaged 70.9% 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.


Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 83.5fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 71fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 M290 is just 3.45%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 M290 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 79.2fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 57.7fps

Average Bench

(Based on 39 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.6 Lighting 83.5 88.9
68.1 Reflection 79.2 82.1
70 Parallax 109 122
28.6% 90.4 fps
Min Avg Max
51.8 MRender 57.7 62.1
59.4 Gravity 71 74.7
74.4 Splatting 83.5 88.6
29.3% 70.7 fps
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The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Apple(106B 0139) 2GB
Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.6
Lighting 87.3
Reflection 80.4
Parallax 122
31% 96.5 fps
MRender 57.5
Gravity 69.4
Splatting 82.9
29% 69.9 fps
Apple(106B 0139) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1060.0
Lighting 82.3
Reflection 79.7
Parallax 112
29% 91.3 fps
MRender 57.3
Gravity 73.3
Splatting 83.5
30% 71.4 fps
Apple(106B 0139) 2GB
Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.6
Lighting 87.3
Reflection 81.5
Parallax 110
30% 93.1 fps
MRender 57.9
Gravity 69.5
Splatting 83
29% 70.1 fps
Apple(106B 0139) 2GB
Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.11.4
Lighting 77.7
Reflection 71.7
Parallax 106
27% 85.3 fps
MRender 51.8
Gravity 59.4
Splatting 74.7
26% 62 fps
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,692,101 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 39 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Apple(106B 0139) 100% 29% ± 1%
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Typical R9 M290 Builds (Compare 136 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop 76%
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

System: Apple iMac15,1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $255

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