R9 290X with Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz benchmarks at Ultra Quality quality settings

At 1440p, R9 290X can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is worth noting that the R9 290X is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. It is important to know that R9 290X 's max load temperature is very high and might require custom cooling solutions. This combination between R9 290X 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 290X and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 4096 MB RAM, the R9 290X can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

AMD Radeon R9 290X
Price $ 399.0
Year 2013
Maximum Recorded Temperature 94C
Max Fan Noise 56.7dB
Recommended Power Supply 640W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz ($248.98)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 66.4 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 48.8 FPS
Average 4K Performance 31.1 FPS
Memory 4 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 8.3
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 11.3
4K Cost Per Frame $ 17.7
Series R9 290X
Overall Combination Score 64/100 Good

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
37.0 FPS
2018 Fallout 76
42.0 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
33.0 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
45.8 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
49.3 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
41.0 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
37.1 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
63.4 FPS
2017 For Honor
84.6 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
59.9 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
72.6 FPS
2016 Overwatch
57.4 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
43.7 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
47.7 FPS
2015 Total War: Attila
40.7 FPS
2015 Rocket League
246.7 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
68.4 FPS
2015 Project CARS
65.6 FPS
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
110.6 FPS
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
76.1 FPS
2014 Far Cry 4
64.8 FPS
2014 GRID Autosport
65.2 FPS
2014 Shadow of Mordor
85.5 FPS
2014 The Talos Principle
88.3 FPS
2014 Thief
66.7 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
94.9 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
62.6 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
77.9 FPS
2013 GRID 2
112.9 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
76.0 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
72.6 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
71.2 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
169.2 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
94.3 FPS
2009 League of Legends
317.3 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
83.5 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
31.0 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
21.0 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
33.8 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
34.5 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
31.0 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
23.8 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
45.8 FPS
2017 For Honor
49.3 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
42.3 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
65.6 FPS
2016 Overwatch
39.9 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
37.4 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
34.4 FPS
2015 Total War: Attila
29.2 FPS
2015 Rocket League
105.8 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
52.9 FPS
2015 Project CARS
50.1 FPS
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
86.3 FPS
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
51.3 FPS
2014 Far Cry 4
53.6 FPS
2014 GRID Autosport
68.0 FPS
2014 Shadow of Mordor
63.7 FPS
2014 The Talos Principle
60.8 FPS
2014 Thief
47.4 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
62.0 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
42.3 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
49.9 FPS
2013 GRID 2
85.7 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
59.5 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
46.5 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
47.6 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
141.0 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
63.8 FPS
2009 League of Legends
176.3 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
52.5 FPS

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
21.0 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
13.0 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
17.6 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
16.6 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
18.0 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
13.3 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
31.7 FPS
2017 For Honor
24.7 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
35.2 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
55.0 FPS
2016 Overwatch
20.3 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
29.6 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
17.7 FPS
2015 Total War: Attila
14.6 FPS
2015 Rocket League
49.3 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
35.2 FPS
2015 Project CARS
35.2 FPS
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
53.1 FPS
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
28.0 FPS
2014 Far Cry 4
31.2 FPS
2014 GRID Autosport
42.3 FPS
2014 Shadow of Mordor
35.9 FPS
2014 The Talos Principle
33.2 FPS
2014 Thief
40.0 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
29.3 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
25.3 FPS
2013 GRID 2
50.6 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
30.0 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
43.3 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
35.5 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
126.9 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
39.1 FPS
2009 League of Legends
70.5 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
47.4 FPS
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R9 290X Specifications

Board Design

Board NumberC671
Length10.83 inches 275 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP290 W

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock1000 MHz
Memory Clock1250 MHz 5000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationVolcanic Islands (R9 200)
Launch Price549 USD
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateOct 24th, 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 XT (215-0852000)
Process Size28 nm
Transistors6,200 million

Memory

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

Render Config

Compute Units44
ROPs64
Shading Units2816
TMUs176

Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance5,632 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance704.0 GFLOPS (1:8)
Pixel Rate64.00 GPixel/s
Texture Rate176.0 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

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Conclusion The most important thing to say about the new Radeon R9 290X 4GB is that on the price performance scale it's a clear winner against Nvidia's GTX 780 3GB, at the time of writing.
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At 9.99, the Radeon R9 290X is priced "high" by AMD's standards, as the company's high-end, single-GPU products are typically priced in the 9 to 9 range. However, its pricing could be appealing to those contemplating a 0 GTX 780 or, worse still, the 9 GTX TITAN.
What is most obvious about our testing of the AMD Radeon R9 290X running inside a Bit Fenix Prodigy is that the Prodigy provides plenty of airflow, even without positive air pressure from multiple ...
Power Consumption Idle and Multi-Monitor Loads. The Radeon R9 290X’s power consumption at idle is surprisingly high. Even though AMD makes a point of highlighting its ZeroCore Power feature ...
The AMD Radeon R9 290X (9 list) graphics card is the company's answer to Nvidia's near-total domination of the high-end GPU market. It's the highest-performing GPU the company has ever launched ...
The new Radeon R9 295X2 is about 80-percent faster than a single-GPU Radeon R9 290X. On the upside, AMD doesn’t seem to be engaging in any price gouging for the R9 295X2.
Radeon R9 290X vs. GeForce Titan vs. GTX 780. In a sense, the Radeon R9 290X could be considered AMD's Titan, as it takes the Tahiti architecture and stuffs with nearly 2000 million more transistors.
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 ...
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 of video cards.
AMD mentions that the new CrossFire technology for AMD Radeon R9 290X and Radeon R9n 290 is designed for AMD Eyefinity and UltraHD (4K) resolution setups. The new technology, as mentioned before ...

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