AMD Radeon R9 290X

AMD Radeon R9 290X Benchmark

AMD Radeon R9 290X GPU benchmark and specs - 4 GB AMD Radeon R9 Series Graphics card rating. How good is the Radeon R9 290X for gaming?

GPU Benchmark Score

47 %
Very Good score from 1 sample
High uncertainty

Ranked 80th 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
54 FPS 39 FPS 38 FPS
Electron
Randomly generated noise sphere test
41 FPS 41 FPS 42 FPS
City
Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering
45 FPS 40 FPS 41 FPS
Clouds
Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test
23 FPS 22 FPS 23 FPS

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Geekbench (OpenCL)
Geekbench (OpenCL)
Geekbench (Vulkan)
Geekbench (Vulkan)
3DMark Graphics
3DMark Graphics
43,067 48,969 3,987

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GPU Comparison

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

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
91 %
AMD Radeon R9 290X
47 %
AMD Radeon RX 580
37 %
AMD Radeon RX 480
36 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
34 %
AMD Radeon RX 570
32 %
AMD Radeon R9 390
31 %

Specifications

Boost Clock 947 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size 4 GiB
Bus Width 512 bit
Memory Bandwidth 320 GB/s
TDP 250 W
Floating Point Performance 5.63 TFLOPS
Family Radeon R9 Series
PCIe Revision 3
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.6
Pixel Rate 64 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 176 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 2816
Texture Mapping Units 176
Render Output Processors 64

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.

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