Radeon R9 M290X 

Released January, 2014
  • 850 MHz
  • 4 GB GDDR5
7.1 Out of 10

It's the best demonstration of High Bandwidth Memory and its far-reaching benefits, too.
by Anthony-Garreffa (Sep, 2015)
It's still early days in the life of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM), where we haven't quite seen the performance benefits of HBM.
by Anthony-Garreffa (Sep, 2015)

GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Radeon R9 M290X among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP


Radeon R9 M290X
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


Radeon R9 M290X
T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor


Radeon R9 M290X
Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Radeon R9 M290X
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more


Radeon R9 M290X
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

Radeon R9 M290X
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

Radeon R9 M290X

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Radeon R9 M290X

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M290X
299.99 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 780M
81.77 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 960M
174.77 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M290X
54.52 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 780M
35.86 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 960M
50.15 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M290X
936.5 frames/s
GeForce GTX 780M
1,128.23 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960M
794.44 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M290X
GeForce GTX 780M

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M290X
GeForce GTX 780M


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Battlefield 4

Radeon R9 M290X

Bioshock Infinite

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Report: AMD Radeon R9 380X Coming November 15 for $249

by Sebastian Peak |
GPU Clock: Up to 1000 – 1100 MHz (exact number not known).
Memory Clock: 5500 – 6000 MHz (exact number not known).
No, no you wouldn't because the 4GB framebuffer is simply not enough for anything above 4K right now, which is why we see a few of AMD's marketing pushes for the Fury X using medium detail in some games, as it greatly reduces the amount of framebuffer required.
I'm an enthusiast who loves 60FPS+ gaming, anything below this isn't good enough.
We have definitely enjoyed having smaller enthusiast video cards in all of the Fiji-powered cards, the R9 Nano, R9 Fury, and R9 Fury X. The R9 Nano in particular is an amazing achievement for AMD - price and issues aside.
Starting off with the Heaven results at 4K without AA enabled, the scaling between 1, 2, 3 and 4 GPUs is actually quite good.
Starting with 3DMark at 1080p, we see that the R9 Nano falls right into this spot, where it is 9% faster than the overclocked R9 390X, and 13% slower than the Fury X. Increasing up to the 1440p run of 3DMark, the R9 Nano is 14% slower than the Fury X, while at 4K it is 16% slower.
Starting with Battlefield 4, the R9 Nano is more than capable of delivering an awesome gaming experience with an average of 91FPS.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand AMD
GPU name Neptune
Market Laptop
Clock speed 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 900 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 1,280
Texture mapping units 80
Render output processors 32
Compute units 20
Pixel rate 28.8 GPixel/s
Texture rate 72 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,304 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,200 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 4,800 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit
Memory 4,096 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 153.6 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 100W
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Not only that, it treads on the heels of the 780M, or even beats it according to my 3DMark test results and research.
R9 M290x can kick GTX 870m ass
Will the R9 M290X good for 3D software programs compared to NVIDIA GTX 860M?
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