GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 M290X vs 860M among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

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Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

AMD Radeon R9 M290X 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R9 M290X  based on its gaming, benchmarks and compute performance.

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Front view of Radeon R9 M290X

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 M290X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 M290X

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Much better PassMark score 4,284 vs 1,719 Around 2.5x better PassMark score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 24,205 vs 18,276.5 More than 30% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Higher memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s vs 80.2 GB/s More than 90% higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark06 score 6,817 vs 4,902 Around 40% better 3DMark06 score
Better floating-point performance 2,304 GFLOPS vs 1,305.6 GFLOPS More than 75% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 72 GTexel/s vs 40.8 GTexel/s More than 75% higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 28.8 GPixel/s vs 16.32 GPixel/s More than 75% higher pixel rate
More shading units 1,280 vs 640 Twice as many shading units
More texture mapping units 80 vs 40 Twice as many texture mapping units
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Significantly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 2,527 vs 1,593 Around 60% better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly higher crysis 3 framerate 22.8 fps vs 18.75 fps More than 20% higher crysis 3 framerate
Higher metro: last light framerate 33.1 vs 27.85 Around 20% higher metro: last light framerate
Slightly higher BioShock infinite framerate 46.8 fps vs 41.57 fps Around 15% higher BioShock infinite framerate
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Higher clock speed 1,020 MHz vs 850 MHz 20% higher clock speed
Much better T-Rex score 3.42 frames/s vs -1 frames/s Around 450% better T-Rex score
Much better manhattan score 3,719.08 vs 2,047.22 More than 80% better manhattan score
Higher turbo clock speed 1,085 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Lower TDP 75W vs 100W 25% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 M290X vs GeForce GTX 860M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M290X
258.05 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 860M
162.83 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M290X
54.52 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 860M
22.83 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M290X
1,134.46 frames/s
GeForce GTX 860M
765.42 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M290X
GeForce GTX 860M

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M290X
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I do believe he was being ironic and making fun of all the AMD fanboys who argue on here that for some reason its biased.
*What the hell GPUboss! why you like nvidia so much?
Translation: Why does GPUboss! like Nvidia so much?
go learn language first then use laptop
WAT duh heo GPUboss! y u lyke nvidia so mut
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