MSI Radeon R9 290 

Released December, 2013
  • 1 GHz
  • 4 GB GDDR5
7.2 Out of 10

GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Radeon R9 290 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Radeon R9 290
7.3
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

Radeon R9 290
6.5
T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Radeon R9 290
8.3
Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Radeon R9 290
7.1
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Radeon R9 290
n.d.
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

Radeon R9 290
5.3
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7.2

Overall Score

Radeon R9 290
7.2

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon R9 290

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290
545.44 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 770
112.94 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 970
212.39 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290
108.61 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 770
50.95 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970
105.04 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290
2,474.12 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,225.93 frames/s
GeForce GTX 770
1,631.29 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290
3,355.58
GeForce GTX 970
3,358.38
GeForce GTX 770
3,357.38

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290
3,713.44
GeForce GTX 970
3,715.92
GeForce GTX 770
3,714.32

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon R9 290
71.97

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon R9 290
410.95

Crysis 3

Radeon R9 290
51

Reviews Word on the street for the Radeon R9 290

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GPU brand AMD
GPU name Hawaii
Market Desktop
Clock speed 1,007 MHz
Turbo clock speed 947 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card AMD Radeon R9 290 947 MHz 4 GB

raw performance

Shading units 2,560
Texture mapping units 160
Render output processors 64
Compute units 40
Pixel rate 64.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 161.1 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 5,156 GFLOPS

memory

Memory clock speed 1,250 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz
Memory bus 512 bit
Memory 4,096 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 320 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 275W
Idle noise level 39.5 dB
Load noise level 57.2 dB
Idle power consumption 87W
Load power consumption 381W
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Comments

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Totally agree with Yar. Best GPU for the money. It's simply a killer of a chip coming for pennies really. Even listed on Amazon for a whooping 35% discount right now http://amzn.to/TLc7Se Perfect time for a Crossfire setup and then add in Mantle API and there's no stopping you from ruling the world ;)
Best GPU for the money period. If you can stand the heat and noise (or get a version with decent cooling) or want Nvidia features (Physx, Shadowplay etc), there is absolutely no reason to buy the equivalent GTX780. I have this card, modded with a custom cooler, and it runs cool,quiet and kicks ass.
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