AMD Radeon R9 290 technical specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 290

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 290 sales 5 November 2013 at a recommended price of 399 USD. This is a GCN 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5 GHz are supplied, and together with 512 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 320.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 275 mm. An additional 1 power connector 6-pin and 1 power connector 8-pin are required, and power consumption is at 275 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 42.08 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN Xp.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 2.0
 
Code name
Hawaii
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
5 November 2013
 
Launch price (MSRP)
399 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2560
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
947 MHz
 
of 1607
Transistor count
6,200 million
 
of 21100 (Tesla V100 PCIe)
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
275 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
151.5
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
4,849 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
275 mm
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
512 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
320.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)

Video outputs and ports

Video connectors present on the video card. Mostly actual for desktop video cards since notebook ones' available video connectors vastly depend on the notebook model.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
42.08
 
 
Unigine Heaven 4.0
1440
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
11860
 
 

Mining hashrate

Video card cryptocurrency mining capabilities. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
545 Mh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
30 Mh/s
 
 
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
285 Sol/s
 
 

Relative perfomance

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