R9 290 with Core i7-3770K benchmarks at Ultra Quality quality settings

At 1440p, R9 290 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the R9 290 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. It is worth noting that the R9 290 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. It is important to know that R9 290 's max load temperature is very high and might require custom cooling solutions. This combination between R9 290 and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between R9 290 and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 4096 MB RAM, the R9 290 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. View Current Price List

AMD Radeon R9 290
Price $ 310 4/5 Very Good
Year 2013 2/5 Acceptable
Series R9 290
Maximum Recorded Temperature 94C 1/5 Weak
Max Fan Noise 60dB 1/5 Weak
Recommended Power Supply 625W 2/5 Acceptable
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz ($248.98)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0 FPS 5/5 Excellent
CPU Impact on FPS % 0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 66 FPS 5/5 Excellent
Average 1440p Performance 47 FPS 3/5 Good
Average 4K Performance 34 FPS 1/5 Weak
Memory 4 GB 4/5 Very Good
Overall Combination Score 64/100 Very Good
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Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Fallout 76
61 FPS
2018 Forza Horizon 4
53 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
48 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
53 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
43 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
45 FPS
2016 Hitman
67 FPS
2016 Overwatch
83 FPS
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
59 FPS
2016 The Division
48 FPS
2015 DiRT Rally
99 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
51 FPS
2015 The Witcher 3
47 FPS
2014 Thief
65 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
74 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
92 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
59 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
57 FPS
2013 GRID 2
111 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
72 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
69 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
88 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
80 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
45 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
31 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
34 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
33 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
41 FPS
2016 Hitman
51 FPS
2016 Overwatch
57 FPS
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
42 FPS
2016 The Division
37 FPS
2015 DiRT Rally
70 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
36 FPS
2015 The Witcher 3
36 FPS
2014 Thief
45 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
50 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
59 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
40 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
37 FPS
2013 GRID 2
80 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
57 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
44 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
60 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
53 FPS

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
30 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
18 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
19 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
19 FPS
2016 Overwatch
29 FPS
2014 Thief
39 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
48 FPS
2013 GRID 2
47 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
42 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
47 FPS

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R9 290 Specifications

Board Design

Board NumberC671
Length10.83 inches 275 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP275 W

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock947 MHz
Memory Clock1250 MHz 5000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationVolcanic Islands (R9 200)
Launch Price399 USD
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateNov 5th, 2013

Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL2
OpenGL4.6
Shader Model6
Vulkan1.1.82

Graphics Processor

ArchitectureGCN 2.0
Die Size438 mm²
GPU NameHawaii
GPU VariantHawaii PRO (215-0852020)
Process Size28 nm
Transistors6,200 million

Memory

Bandwidth320.0 GB/s
Memory Bus512 bit
Memory Size4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

Render Config

Compute Units40
ROPs64
Shading Units2560
TMUs160

Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance4,849 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance606.1 GFLOPS (1:8)
Pixel Rate60.61 GPixel/s
Texture Rate151.5 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

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The AMD Radeon R9 290X Review ... The 290X is not only the fastest card in AMD’s 200 series lineup, but the 290 series in particular also contains the only new GPU in AMD’s latest generation ...
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The problem is, the AMD R9 290 offers 96 percent of the R9 290X's performance for 0 instead of 0, which is why the former is our Editors' Choice for high-end graphics cards.
The Radeon R9 290 was a high-end graphics card by AMD, launched in November 2013. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the Hawaii graphics processor, in its Hawaii PRO variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0.
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AMD's reference Radeon R9 290 and 290X cooler earned our disdain once we figured out that it was causing the otherwise-impressive Hawaii GPU to operate at performance levels below the company's ...
As you probably deduced from its model number, the Radeon R9 290 drops in between the more affordable Radeon R9 280X and AMD's flagship, single-GPU powered card, the Radeon R9 290X.