AMD Radeon R9 290 in 3 Benchmarks. Specs

It is time to review AMD Radeon R9 290 benchmark performance. The base clock speed is 947 MHz, whilst its speed in turbo boost and supplementary overclocking (maximum) is .

AMD Radeon R9 290 process technology is 28 nm that is a good result of the release date.

AMD manufacture has equipped graphic chips with 320.0 GB/s bandwidth and 947 MHz clock speed. AMD Radeon R9 290 maximum memory is 4 GB.

We recommend you learn all technical specifications in separate sections for a common understanding and high-speed of AMD Radeon R9 290.

General Information

Here is the release date, code name, core architecture, launch and current price. It is the general information to start learning AMD Radeon R9 290.

Place in performance rating: 176
Architecture: GCN 2.0
Code name: Hawaii
Type: Desktop
Release date: 5 November 2013 (8 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP): $399
Price now: $260 (0.7x MSRP)
Value for money: 20.23
GPU code name: Hawaii
Market segment: Desktop

AMD Radeon R9 290 - Technical Specifications

Here are key features that determine AMD Radeon R9 290 performance in benchmarks and other apps. The higher the figures are, the better it is. Please pay attention to all the characteristics provided. For example, the clock frequency directly affects the high-speed, and processing data and performing calculations (e.g, for mining) depend on the number of transistors. Also, check the TDP figure, because modern graphics cards may require a powerful PSU.

Pipelines: 2560
Core clock speed: 947 MHz
Transistor count: 6,200 million
Manufacturing process technology: 28 nm
Power consumption (TDP): 275 Watt
Texture fill rate: 151.5
Floating-point performance: 4,849 gflops
Pipelines / CUDA cores: 2560
Number of transistors: 6,200 million
Thermal design power (TDP): 275 Watt

AMD Radeon R9 290 - Dimensions and Compatibility

Nowadays, it is very important to know the dimensions - length, width and height of a desktop graphics card - and understand which power connector is included in the package. Also, please pay attention to the PCIe interface.

Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
Length: 275 mm
Supplementary power connectors: 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

AMD Radeon R9 290 - GPU RAM Frequency and Speed

Graphics Card Ram is a key element in computing and data storage - type, size, clock frequency and bandwidth - that directly affect the speed of work in gaming and working apps, which are currently quite demanding on graphics card resources. Note please the memory standard. The higher it is, the better it is. Let's learn more about AMD Radeon R9 290 video memory specifications.

Memory type: GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount: 4 GB
Memory bus width: 512 Bit
Memory clock speed: 5000 MHz
Memory bandwidth: 320.0 GB/s

AMD Radeon R9 290 - Port and Display Support

In most cases, today all the problems connector compatibility can be solved with adapters or backwards-compatible cables such as HDMI / DVI. But, for general information, you learn below which ports are supported by AMD Radeon R9 290.

Display Connectors: 2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
HDMI: +

AMD Radeon R9 290 - API support

Here are general standards for DirectX and other unified complexes for the development of 3D images supported by AMD Radeon R9 290 .

DirectX: 12 (12_0)
OpenGL: 4.6
Vulkan: 1.2.131
Shader Model: 6.3
OpenCL: 2.0

AMD Radeon R9 290 - Mining hashrates

Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto): 30 Mh/s
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256): 545 Mh/s
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash): 285 Sol/s

Overall AMD Radeon R9 290 Gaming Performance

Find out to what extent AMD Radeon R9 290 is suitable for gaming! We have compiled a database of popular games and their system requirements* that allows you to quickly and easily estimate its gaming performance at different screen resolutions. Graphics card gaming test is based on FPS. * There is a little margin error in the estimation of data.


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Horizon Zero Dawn (2020)
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Gears Tactics (2020)
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Doom Eternal (2020)
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Legend
5 Stutter – How graphics cards operate in the game is being examined for the time being. As per interpolation of the similar graphics cards showing low frame rates, the game is possible to lag.
May Stutter – How graphics cards operate in the game is being examined for the time being. As per interpolation of the similar graphics cards showing low frame rates, the game is possible to lag.
30 Fluent – In considering all graphics benchmarks, the game speed is likely to be 25 fps or more.
40 Fluent – In considering all graphics benchmarks, the game speed is likely to be 35 fps or more.
60 Fluent – In considering all graphics benchmarks, the game speed is likely to be 58 fps or more.
May Run Fluently – How graphics cards operate in the game is being examined for the time being. As per interpolation of the similar graphics cards showing low frame rates, the game is possible to lag.
? Uncertain – The graphics card testing has revealed a slower card might ensure a high and stable frame rate.
Uncertain – How graphics cards operate in the game is being examined for the time being. The interpolation in the same category is not possible.
The value depicts the average frame rate. Hovering over the value, you can get individual results.

AMD Radeon R9 290 in Benchmarks

Let's sum up the review by comparing the benchmarks results of AMD Radeon R9 290 5 competitive models similar in technical specifications. The first block is the overall result for all benchmarks, then all the others, which this particular model was tested on. The higher the benchmark score, the faster a video card performs in graphics apps and modern games. If you have any additional questions, please leave them in the comments, we will definitely help!

Overall benchmark performance

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

3DMark Fire Strike for Graphics Cards helps you determine performance in a state-of-the-art synthetic test that consists of two levels - physical and combined testing.

Passmark GPU

Passmark is an effective benchmark that displays true results on the speed of data processing by GPU cores. We present the results of the evaluation of the performance of a video card in the modern Passmark benchmark, which evaluates the performance of a video card using its own rendering algorithms. The higher the score, the more powerful the graphics card.

Unigine Heaven 4.0

Heaven Benchmark is a GPU-intensive test of a graphics card that unleashes the full potential of GPU cores. This powerful tool can be effectively used to determine the stability of the GPU under extreme load conditions, as well as to check the potential of the cooling system at maximum heat generation.

3.9 Out of 30 CMPTEK score