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

44 %
Very Good score from 1 sample
High uncertainty

Ranked 84th out of 526 in the GPU Database. Tests performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Benchmark Average 10% Low 1% Low
Flux Core
Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes
50 FPS 36 FPS 36 FPS
Randomly generated noise sphere test
39 FPS 39 FPS 40 FPS
Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering
42 FPS 37 FPS 39 FPS
Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test
22 FPS 20 FPS 22 FPS

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GPU Comparison

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

58 %
AMD Radeon RX 5600M
56 %
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
50 %
AMD Radeon R9 290
44 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
41 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
37 %
AMD Radeon RX 470
30 %


Memory Type GDDR5
Bus Width 512 bit
Memory Bandwidth 320 GB/s
TDP 275 W
Floating Point Performance 4.85 TFLOPS
Family Radeon R9 Series
PCIe Revision 3.0
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.6
Pixel Rate 61 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 152 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 2560
Texture Mapping Units 160
Render Output Processors 64

AMD Radeon R9 290

The Radeon R9 290 is a GPU from AMD. This chip has a very good gaming score at 44% in our GPU benchmark.

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

The performance specs of the Radeon R9 290 are a raw floating-point performance of 4.85 TFLOPS : this represents the number of floating point (decimal) operations completed per second. In addition, this AMD GPU has a pixel rate of 61 Gigapixels/s, the number of pixels the GPU is capable of outputting every second. Furthermore, it has a texture fill rate of 152 Gigatexels/s, the number of pixels the GPU can renderer per second.

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.

The raw technical specs of the Radeon R9 290 are: 2560 total shading units (general purpose parallel cores capable of processing different aspects of the graphics pipeline), 160 texture mapping units (specialised processors for texture operations, this determines the texture rate) and 64 render output processors or units (the final step in the rendering pipeline, responsible for rasterising the image)

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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