GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 290 vs 1050 Ti among all GPUs


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

AMD Radeon R9 290 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R9 290  based on its benchmarks.

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AMD Radeon R9 290

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Front view of Radeon R9 290

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 290

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 290

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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 320 GB/s vs 112.1 GB/s More than 2.8x higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 4,800 GFLOPS vs 1,983 GFLOPS Around 2.5x better floating-point performance
Better PassMark score 7,049 vs 5,757 More than 20% better PassMark score
Higher texture rate 152 GTexel/s vs 62 GTexel/s Around 2.5x higher texture rate
Significantly more shading units 2,560 vs 768 1792 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 160 vs 48 112 more texture mapping units
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
Higher pixel rate 60.6 GPixel/s vs 41.3 GPixel/s More than 45% higher pixel rate
Better fire strike factor score 71.97 vs 51.07 More than 40% better fire strike factor score
Higher crysis 3 framerate 51 vs 35.8 More than 40% higher crysis 3 framerate
Wider memory bus 512 bit vs 128 bit 4x wider memory bus
Slightly better face detection score 108.61 mPixels/s vs 95.56 mPixels/s Around 15% better face detection score
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,291 MHz vs 947 MHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,008 MHz vs 5,000 MHz More than 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,392 MHz vs 947 MHz More than 45% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,752 MHz vs 1,125 MHz More than 55% higher memory clock speed
Much lower TDP 75W vs 300W 4x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 290 vs GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290
545.44 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
267.7 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290
108.61 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
95.56 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290
2,474.12 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
815.53 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark


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