AMD Radeon R9 290: specs and benchmarks
AMD started Radeon R9 290 sales 5 November 2013 at a recommended price of $399 . This is high-end 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. One 6-pin and one 8-pin connectors are required, and power consumption is at 275 Watt.
It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 50.61 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.