AMD Radeon R9 290

AMD Radeon R9 290 Benchmark

AMD Radeon R9 290 GPU benchmark and specs - AMD Radeon R9 Series Graphics card rating. How good is the Radeon R9 290 for gaming?

GPU Benchmark Score

25 %
Average score from 1 sample
High uncertainty
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1 benchmarks

GPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this graphics card in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.

hardwareDB Benchmark

All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution

Flux Core

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

104 FPS average
75 FPS 10% low
74 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

81 FPS average
80 FPS 10% low
82 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

88 FPS average
77 FPS 10% low
80 FPS 1% low


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

45 FPS average
42 FPS 10% low
45 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

3DMark Graphics

3DMark Graphics

High-end graphics benchmark


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GPU Comparison

The AMD Radeon R9 290 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more GPUs with our GPU Comparison Tool.

35 %
AMD Radeon RX 5600M
32 %
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
30 %
AMD Radeon R9 290
25 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
24 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
23 %
AMD Radeon RX 470
18 %


Memory Type GDDR5
Bus Width 512 bit
Memory Bandwidth 312.5 GB/s
TDP 275 W
Floating Point Performance 4.85 TFLOP/s
Family Radeon R9 Series
PCIe Revision 3.0
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.6
Pixel Rate 60.61 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 151.5 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 2560
Texture Mapping Units 160
Render Output Processors 64

AMD Radeon R9 290

The Radeon R9 290 is an AMD GPU. This GPU is average at gaming with a score of 25% in our PC benchmark.

It has a total memory bandwidth of 312 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 512 bits.

As for rendering API support, the Radeon R9 290 supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.6 features are supported. Newer APIs are usually more efficient, allowing for better performance in games and better graphical effects.

Power and thermals for the AMD Radeon R9 290 are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 275 watts. This measures the amount of heat the GPU produces when running at 100%. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's a good estimate.

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