AMD Radeon R9 290X
The Radeon R9 290X is a GPU from AMD. This chip has a very good gaming score at 47% in our GPU benchmark.
The Radeon R9 290X has 4 GiB of GDDR5 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 312 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 512 bits. More memory is beneficial when gaming at high resolutions as the memory needs to store the frame buffer and all the game textures. If you run out of memory, you will experience poor performance as the GPU needs to swap data in and out of the memory as it is used.
and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 947 MHz.
The performance specs of the Radeon R9 290X are a raw floating-point performance of 5.63 TFLOPS : this represents the number of floating point (decimal) operations completed per second. In addition, this AMD GPU has a pixel rate of 64 Gigapixels/s, the number of pixels the GPU is capable of outputting every second. Furthermore, it has a texture fill rate of 176 Gigatexels/s, the number of pixels the GPU can renderer per second.
As for rendering API support, the Radeon R9 290X 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 290X are: 2816 total shading units (general purpose parallel cores capable of processing different aspects of the graphics pipeline), 176 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 290X are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 250 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.
To figure out your graphics card specs and performance, download our free GPU Benchmark utility.