GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 M290X vs R9 290X among all GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

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

Computing

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

8.3

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R9 290X 

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 M290X

Reasons to consider the
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Much lower TDP 100W vs 300W 3x lower TDP
Front view of Radeon R9 290X

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Much better 3DMark06 score 16,167.5 vs 6,817 More than 2.2x better 3DMark06 score
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 42,403.5 vs 24,205 More than 75% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much higher memory bandwidth 320 GB/s vs 153.6 GB/s More than 2x higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 7,180 vs 4,055 More than 75% better PassMark score
Significantly better floating-point performance 5,632 GFLOPS vs 2,304 GFLOPS Around 2.5x better floating-point performance
Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 850 MHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Significantly higher texture rate 176 GTexel/s vs 72 GTexel/s Around 2.5x higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 64 GPixel/s vs 28.8 GPixel/s Around 2.2x higher pixel rate
Significantly more shading units 2,816 vs 1,280 1536 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 176 vs 80 96 more texture mapping units
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
Significantly more compute units 44 vs 20 24 more compute units
Significantly higher BioShock infinite framerate 94.9 fps vs 46.8 fps More than 2x higher BioShock infinite framerate
Significantly higher metro: last light framerate 77.5 vs 33.1 More than 2.2x higher metro: last light framerate
Better video composition score 111.47 frames/s vs 77.58 frames/s Around 45% better video composition score
Higher turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Wider memory bus 512 bit vs 256 bit 2x wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 M290X vs 290X

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M290X
299.99 mHash/s
Radeon R9 290X
625.94 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M290X
54.52 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 290X
113.83 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M290X
936.5 frames/s
Radeon R9 290X
2,339.37 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M290X
351.58 mInteraction/s
Radeon R9 290X
817.98 mInteraction/s

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