GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 M390X vs R9 M290X among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

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

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 M390X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 M390X

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Much better PassMark score 8,449 vs 4,284 More than 95% better PassMark score
Much better 3DMark06 score 17,944 vs 6,817 Around 2.8x better 3DMark06 score
Much better 3DMark vantage graphics score 40,697 vs 24,205 Around 70% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much higher crysis 3 framerate 56.1 fps vs 22.8 fps Around 2.5x higher crysis 3 framerate
Much higher BioShock infinite framerate 112.4 fps vs 46.8 fps Around 2.5x higher BioShock infinite framerate
Significantly better manhattan score 3,384.91 vs 2,047.22 More than 65% better manhattan score
Much higher metro: last light framerate 58.25 vs 33.1 More than 75% higher metro: last light framerate
Better floating-point performance 2,961.4 GFLOPS vs 2,304 GFLOPS Around 30% better floating-point performance
Much better PassMark direct compute score 4,164 vs 2,527 Around 65% better PassMark direct compute score
More shading units 2,048 vs 1,280 768 more shading units
More texture mapping units 128 vs 80 48 more texture mapping units
More compute units 32 vs 20 12 more compute units
Higher texture rate 92.5 GTexel/s vs 72 GTexel/s Around 30% higher texture rate
Front view of Radeon R9 M290X

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AMD Radeon R9 M290X

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Higher clock speed 850 MHz vs 723 MHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Slightly better particle simulation score 350.88 mInteraction/s vs 313.49 mInteraction/s More than 10% better particle simulation score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 M390X vs M290X

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M390X
241.5 mHash/s
Radeon R9 M290X
258.05 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M390X
44.39 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 M290X
54.52 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M390X
881.96 frames/s
Radeon R9 M290X
1,134.46 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M390X
3,356.44
Radeon R9 M290X
3,324.52

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M390X
3,384.91
Radeon R9 M290X
2,047.22

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Bioshock Infinite

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