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Front view of Radeon R9 290

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AMD Radeon R9 290

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Better PassMark score 7,049 vs 4,764 Around 50% better PassMark score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 320 GB/s vs 240 GB/s Around 35% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 4,800 GFLOPS vs 3,315 GFLOPS Around 45% better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 60.6 GPixel/s vs 29.6 GPixel/s More than 2x higher pixel rate
Higher clock speed 947 MHz vs 850 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
Higher texture rate 152 GTexel/s vs 103.6 GTexel/s More than 45% higher texture rate
More memory 4,096 MB vs 3,072 MB Around 35% more memory
More shading units 2,560 vs 1,792 768 more shading units
More texture mapping units 160 vs 112 48 more texture mapping units
More compute units 40 vs 28 12 more compute units
Wider memory bus 512 bit vs 384 bit Around 35% wider memory bus
Better PassMark direct compute score 3,242 vs 2,725 Around 20% better PassMark direct compute score
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AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost

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Higher memory clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,125 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 200W vs 300W Around 35% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 290 vs HD 7950 Boost

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

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PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

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