AMD Radeon R9 290X: specs and benchmarks
AMD started Radeon R9 290X sales 24 October 2013 at a recommended price of $549 . This is GCN 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4096 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.25 GHz are supplied, and together with 512 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 320 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. 1 x 6-pin + 1 x 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 250 Watt.
It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 38.79 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.