Radeon R9 290X 

Released October, 2013
  • 1 GHz
  • 4 GB GDDR5
8.2 Out of 10

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

Gaming

Radeon R9 290X
7.4
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

Radeon R9 290X
8.6
T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Radeon R9 290X
8.6
Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Radeon R9 290X
7.6
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

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

Noise and Power

Radeon R9 290X
7.5
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

8.2

Overall Score

Radeon R9 290X
8.2

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon R9 290X

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
625.33 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 970
212.39 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 780
255.31 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
105.88 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 780
57.69 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970
105.04 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
2,415.99 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,225.93 frames/s
GeForce GTX 780
1,928.62 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon R9 290X
73.87

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon R9 290X
432.93

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Radeon R9 290X
22.13

Thief

Radeon R9 290X
64

Battlefield 4

Radeon R9 290X
68.75

Reviews Word on the street for the Radeon R9 290X

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GPU brand AMD
GPU name Hawaii
Market Desktop
Clock speed 1,000 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 2,816
Texture mapping units 176
Render output processors 64
Compute units 44
Pixel rate 64 GPixel/s
Texture rate 176 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 5,632 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 300W
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Comments

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I recommend this very card, I haven't had any problems with it, though it does run a little hot, it reaches up 94C sometimes. I can run most games max settings at 60 fps, even witcher with nvidia hairworks turned on, though with 8 anti aliasing forhairrworks I get around 45 fps. It's great, though a GTX 970 might be a better choice, but if you can find this for way cheaper than a 970 like I did, than absolutely get it
I'm probably going to get one of these for my HTPC/steambox.
Good catch, thanks for pointing this out. Just corrected this.
I believe dual GPU is a typo... all the evidence points to a single GPU card including pictures.
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