R9 M290X with i7-3770K benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings

In terms of cost, pricing clearly is a genuine issue here and the price of R9 M290X is simply ridiculous. It is important to know that R9 M290X 's max load temperature is very high and might require custom cooling solutions. This combination between R9 M290X 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 M290X and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 4096 MB RAM, the R9 M290X can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

 R9 M290X with i7-3770K benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings
AMD Radeon R9 M290X
Price $ 1,209.0
Year 2014
Maximum Recorded Temperature 94C
Max Fan Noise 60.1dB
Recommended Power Supply 100W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz ($248.98) *closest mobile equivalent*
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 44.0 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 31.6 FPS
Average 4K Performance 20.4 FPS
Memory 4 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 27.5
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 38.3
4K Cost Per Frame $ 59.3
Series R9 M290X
Variant AMD Radeon R9 M290X
Overall Combination Score 31/100 Weak

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile $ 987
59.7 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q $ 1,185
52.7 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile $ 1,345
51.1 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M $ 1,345
51.1 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980MX $ 1,345
51.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile $ 1,307
47.7 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 6GB $ 1,249
44.4 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M $ 1,249
43.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 Mobile $ 1,959
38.2 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 M290X $ 1,209
37.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 Mobile $ 1,260
36.4 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile $ 876
31.6 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 Mobile $ 1,203
31.5 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M $ 1,162
28.7 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile $ 750
28.4 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 2GB $ 1,062
26.7 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 M380 $ 1,074
26.6 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M $ 1,066
26.6 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M $ 1,083
25.9 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M $ 1,058
24.5 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX $ 1,058
24.5 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M $ 1,036
22.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M $ 1,100
21.3 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon R5 $ 710
21.2 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon R5 $ 701
21.2 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 M280X $ 1,070
20.3 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 M280X 2GB $ 1,070
19.4 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M $ 987
16.4 FPS

The R9 M290X sits between the Pro WX 7100 Mobile and the RX 570 Mobile, falling slower than Pro WX 7100 Mobile by 3% and faster than RX 570 Mobile by 1.9%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Against its rival - the GTX 970M 6GB, the R9 M290X is much slower.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile $ 987
44.4 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile $ 1,345
40.6 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M $ 1,345
40.6 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980MX $ 1,345
40.6 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q $ 1,185
39.2 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile $ 1,307
35.4 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 Mobile $ 1,959
34.8 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 6GB $ 1,249
33.2 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M $ 1,249
32.3 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon R5 $ 710
31.4 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon R5 $ 701
31.4 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 M290X $ 1,209
30.1 FPS
2017 AMD Radeon RX 570 Mobile $ 1,260
30.1 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M $ 1,162
30.1 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 Mobile $ 1,203
28.7 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M $ 1,036
27.7 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile $ 876
23.5 FPS
2012 AMD Radeon HD 7970M $ 1,079
22.4 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 M380 $ 1,074
22.4 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M $ 1,083
22.4 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M $ 1,058
21.7 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX $ 1,058
21.7 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M $ 1,066
21.7 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile $ 750
21.2 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 M280X $ 1,070
21.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 M280X 2GB $ 1,070
20.1 FPS
2017 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 2GB $ 1,062
19.9 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M $ 1,100
18.5 FPS
2012 AMD Radeon HD 7850M $ 964
14.7 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M $ 987
9.5 FPS

The R9 M290X sits between the Radeon R5 and the RX 570 Mobile, falling slower than Radeon R5 by 4.3% and faster than RX 570 Mobile by 0%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here.

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
34
37.8
2019 Anthem
21
24.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
32
35.7
2019 Resident Evil 2
41
46.5
2019 Metro Exodus
18
20.7
2019 World War Z
41
46.2
2019 Gears of War 5
27
30.1
2019 F1 2019
33
37.7
2019 GreedFall
30
34.0
2019 Borderlands 3
21
23.9
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
41
45.9
2018 Forza Horizon 4
33
37.1
2018 Fallout 76
38
42.7
2018 Hitman 2
30
33.6
2018 Just Cause 4
26
29.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
28
32.2
2018 Strange Brigade
43
48.4
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
27
30.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
33
37.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
37
41.4
2017 For Honor
49
55.2
2017 Project CARS 2
35
39.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
42
47.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
28
31.4
2016 Hitman
41
46.6
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
36
40.9
2016 The Division
30
33.7
2016 Overwatch
52
57.8
2016 Dishonored 2
25
28.5
2015 DiRT Rally
62
69.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
31
35.5
2015 The Witcher 3
29
32.9
2015 Rocket League
144
161.0
2015 Need For Speed
40
44.6
2015 Project CARS
38
42.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
70
78.2
2014 Thief
40
45.4
2013 Bioshock Infinite
57
64.0
2013 Company of Heroes 2
37
41.2
2013 Crysis 3
35
39.5
2013 GRID 2
69
77.6
2013 Metro: Last Light
45
50.1
2013 Total War: Rome 2
43
48.5
2013 Battlefield 4
46
51.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
99
110.4
2011 Battlefield 3
55
61.5
2009 League of Legends
186
207.0
2008 Crysis: Warhead
50
56.0

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
22
28.1
2019 Anthem
15
19.3
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
22
27.7
2019 Resident Evil 2
25
31.3
2019 Metro Exodus
12
16.1
2019 World War Z
26
33.7
2019 Gears of War 5
17
21.8
2019 F1 2019
21
26.7
2019 GreedFall
19
24.6
2019 Borderlands 3
13
16.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
26
33.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
25
31.5
2018 Hitman 2
17
21.7
2018 Just Cause 4
17
22.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
18
22.5
2018 Strange Brigade
26
33.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
18
23.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
19
24.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
23
29.9
2017 For Honor
25
32.2
2017 Project CARS 2
22
27.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
34
42.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
23
28.9
2016 Hitman
28
35.4
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
23
29.3
2016 The Division
20
26.0
2016 Overwatch
31
39.7
2016 Dishonored 2
19
24.4
2015 DiRT Rally
39
48.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
20
25.1
2015 The Witcher 3
20
25.4
2015 Rocket League
55
69.0
2015 Need For Speed
27
34.5
2015 Project CARS
26
32.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
40
50.6
2014 Thief
25
31.8
2013 Bioshock Infinite
33
41.4
2013 Company of Heroes 2
22
28.1
2013 Crysis 3
20
25.7
2013 GRID 2
44
56.1
2013 Metro: Last Light
31
39.8
2013 Total War: Rome 2
24
30.9
2013 Battlefield 4
27
34.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
73
92.0
2011 Battlefield 3
33
42.3
2009 League of Legends
92
115.0
2008 Crysis: Warhead
29
37.1

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
11
16.8
2019 Anthem
7
10.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
10
14.7
2019 Resident Evil 2
10
15.4
2019 Metro Exodus
7
10.2
2019 World War Z
13
19.4
2019 Gears of War 5
9
13.8
2019 F1 2019
11
17.0
2019 GreedFall
7
10.1
2019 Borderlands 3
6
8.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
13
19.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
14
21.0
2018 Hitman 2
8
12.6
2018 Just Cause 4
8
11.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
7
10.8
2018 Strange Brigade
12
18.4
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
9
13.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
9
13.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
14
20.7
2017 For Honor
11
16.1
2017 Project CARS 2
16
23.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
25
35.8
2016 Overwatch
14
20.6
2016 Dishonored 2
13
19.3
2015 Rocket League
22
32.2
2015 Need For Speed
16
23.0
2015 Project CARS
16
23.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
16
23.5
2014 Thief
19
27.2
2013 Bioshock Infinite
23
33.5
2013 GRID 2
22
32.5
2013 Total War: Rome 2
20
29.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
57
82.8
2009 League of Legends
32
46.0
2008 Crysis: Warhead
23
33.1
R9 M290X with i7-3770K at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings

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R9 M290X Specifications

R9 M290X Board Design

Board NumberC608
OutputsNo outputs
Power ConnectorsNone
Slot WidthMXM Module
TDP100 W

R9 M290X Clock Speeds

Boost Clock900 MHz
GPU Clock850 MHz
Memory Clock1200 MHz 4800 MHz effective

R9 M290X Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationCrystal System (R9 M200)
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateJan 9th, 2014

R9 M290X Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (11_1)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.6
Shader Model5.1
Vulkan1.1.101

R9 M290X Graphics Processor

ArchitectureGCN 1.0
Die Size212 mm²
FoundryTSMC
GPU NameNeptune
GPU VariantNeptune XT (216-0847000)
Process Size28 nm
Transistors2,800 million

R9 M290X Memory

Bandwidth153.6 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit
Memory Size4 GB
Memory TypeGDDR5

R9 M290X Render Config

Compute Units20
L1 Cache16 KB (per CU)
L2 Cache512 KB
ROPs32
Shading Units1280
TMUs80

R9 M290X Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance2.304 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance144.0 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate28.80 GPixel/s
Texture Rate72.00 GTexel/s

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