AMD Radeon R9 290X

AMD Radeon R9 290X Benchmark and Specs

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?

Benchmark Score

27 %
Average score from 1 sample
High uncertainty
89th of 549
139th of 549
1 benchmarks

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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 5600M
32 %
AMD Radeon R9 290X
27 %
AMD Radeon RX 580
22 %
AMD Radeon RX 480
21 %
AMD Radeon R9 390
20 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
20 %
AMD Radeon RX 570
19 %

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. All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Flux Core

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

111 FPS average
81 FPS 10% low
79 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

86 FPS average
85 FPS 10% low
88 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

94 FPS average
82 FPS 10% low
85 FPS 1% low


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

48 FPS average
46 FPS 10% low
48 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

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL)

Geekbench 5 (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan)

Geekbench 5 (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan)

Geekbench 6 (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark


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Boost Clock 947 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size 4 GiB
Bus Width 512 bit
Memory Bandwidth 312.5 GB/s
TDP 250 W
Floating Point Performance 5.63 TFLOP/s
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

Thanks to our GPU Benchmark, we have measured the AMD Radeon R9 290X as an average gaming performer a score of 27%.

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. If you plan on gaming at higher resolutions with higher quality textures, more memory is important. Without enough memory, performance will be degraded.

and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 947 MHz.

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.

This chip has a Thermal Design Power of 250W: the total amount of waste heat generated. A card that runs hotter will need better cooling and will draw more power from the wall.

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