GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 570 vs R9 290 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

7.2

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon RX 570 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon RX 570  based on its benchmarks.

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AMD Radeon RX 570

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Front view of Radeon RX 570

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 570

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX 570

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Higher clock speed 1,168 MHz vs 947 MHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,000 MHz vs 5,000 MHz 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,244 MHz vs 947 MHz More than 30% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,750 MHz vs 1,125 MHz More than 55% higher memory clock speed
Much lower TDP 120W vs 300W 2.5x lower TDP
Front view of Radeon R9 290

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 290

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Higher memory bandwidth 320 GB/s vs 224 GB/s Around 45% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
Higher pixel rate 60.6 GPixel/s vs 39.81 GPixel/s More than 50% higher pixel rate
More shading units 2,560 vs 2,048 512 more shading units
More texture mapping units 160 vs 128 32 more texture mapping units
More compute units 40 vs 32 8 more compute units
Better T-Rex score 10.14 frames/s vs 8.93 frames/s Around 15% better T-Rex score
Wider memory bus 512 bit vs 256 bit 2x wider memory bus
Slightly better sky diver factor score 410.95 vs 387.27 More than 5% better sky diver factor score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 570 vs R9 290

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 570
634.9 mHash/s
Radeon R9 290
545.44 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 570
110.82 mPixels/s
Radeon R9 290
108.61 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 570
1,339.53 frames/s
Radeon R9 290
2,474.12 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 570
3,352.16
Radeon R9 290
3,355.58

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 570
3,711.04
Radeon R9 290
3,713.44

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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