GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 290X vs 770 among Desktop GPUs


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Performance per Watt

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Overall Score

AMD Radeon R9 290X 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R9 290X  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 290X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 290X

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Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 32,271 vs 11,310 More than 2.8x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 320 GB/s vs 224 GB/s Around 45% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly better floating-point performance 5,632 GFLOPS vs 3,213 GFLOPS More than 75% better floating-point performance
Better PassMark score 7,331 vs 6,099 More than 20% better PassMark score
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 42,403.5 vs 36,150 More than 15% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much better bitcoin mining score 625.33 mHash/s vs 112.94 mHash/s More than 5.5x better bitcoin mining score
Higher pixel rate 64 GPixel/s vs 33.5 GPixel/s More than 90% higher pixel rate
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
Significantly more shading units 2,816 vs 1,536 1280 more shading units
Higher texture rate 176 GTexel/s vs 134 GTexel/s More than 30% higher texture rate
Much wider memory bus 512 bit vs 256 bit 2x wider memory bus
More texture mapping units 176 vs 128 48 more texture mapping units
Better fire strike factor score 73.87 vs 60.75 More than 20% better fire strike factor score
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 94.9 fps vs 83.4 fps Around 15% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 3,510 vs 3,083 Around 15% better PassMark direct compute score
Slightly higher metro: last light framerate 77.5 vs 70 More than 10% higher metro: last light framerate
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Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 770

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Much better 3DMark06 score 29,690 vs 16,167.5 Around 85% better 3DMark06 score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 5,000 MHz More than 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,250 MHz More than 40% higher memory clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,085 MHz vs 1,000 MHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Lower TDP 230W vs 300W Around 25% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 290X vs GeForce GTX 770

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
625.33 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 770
112.94 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
105.88 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 770
50.95 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
2,415.99 frames/s
GeForce GTX 770
1,631.29 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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M8 GTX 770 is a lengendry thing and this is biased ,the amd maybe get a slight better score but consider the 770 is older it still deserves leeway if you wanna compare nvidia go compare a 980ti and amd then im sure nvidia can kick shit over amd!
Noob lmao not hardly kid
but you don't
i agree must terminate
but your dumb turtle it completely depends on what hardware they are bench marked on so know matter what all gpu compare sites are not 100% accurate you noob!
listen to this man he has DA knowledge
I don't believe you one bit your mobo is probably crap and doesn't support it or you only have crappy pci-e 2.0 x16 or your power supply cant power it. Im no fan boy and i don't pick sides but th gtx 560ti is crap it's bit rate is only 128bit the r9 290x is 512bit so go wine when you have evidence get modern motherboard and then tell everyone your results you console peasant
I don't doubt it dude I love my SLI SC770's
Jesus christ, i just swapped my two gtx 560 ti's for this r9 290x bollocks, thing. and shit, something must've gone wrong, because this amd card underperforms even a single gtx 560 ti. i'm not fucking kidding mate! games like insurgency 2, crysis 2, all the assasins creed's, basically all the games i try, does not run even the slightest better. and the card makes lot of noise, and it gets really fuckin hot. How am i suppose to settle with this? How come no one have said anything but praise the r9 290x? its rubbish! it might be a cpu error or something though, but as it is now its fucken useless, and im fucken swapping back to mine previous nvidia cards.
Sir you dont know what you are talking about go compare the specs please
This is BS, "too close to call". When an AMD card beats an Nvidia card, that's what happens. An Nvidia card could beat an AMD card by .1 and that wouldn't happen
The facts are there along with the benchmarks
Where is your reasoning to back up your claim? Invalid arguement.
Lmao stfu idiot everyone knows the Titan out performs the 290 get over it already its old news. The 780TI does outperform the 290 in just about every category.
And "You sir are full of crap and have no clue what you are talking about" is a point?. The r9 290x is bitchslapping the titan in compute performance, you just dont need to bother arguing the numbers speak for themselves. The 780ti is not the most powerfull gpu in terms of raw compute performance, it is however basicly the best in any game unless it gets to 1440p (where r9 290x and 780ti will be about the same) and 4k, where the 290x will basicly just be better than the 780ti.
gtx 770 will always be better cuz its only 0.1 weaker according to gpuboss + it costs a lot less , radeon = Shit , Nvidia = Awards
Not really a Valid point but thanks for trying
Well, he is right. Check out the benchmarking videos. And especially at 4k, the diiference is CLEAR.
You sir are full of crap and have no clue what you are talking about
How right you are :)
the r9 290x bitchslaps the titan so it wins here. the only single gpu card more powerfull than the r9 290x is the 780 ti
These cards make decisions so hard
You can get a GTX 770 with Batman Arkham Origins, Assassin's Creed Black Flag and Splinter Cell Black list for £239.99 now -
That is a good question. If your up for waiting, I would say wait. But if your wanting your games now, buy the GTX!
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