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. 4 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 42.90 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.