AMD Radeon R9 290X vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
Comparison of Radeon R9 290X and GeForce GTX 1650 architecture, market type and release date.
Radeon R9 290X and GeForce GTX 1650's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R9 290X and GeForce GTX 1650's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
176.0 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon R9 290X and GeForce GTX 1650 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).
PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
1 x 6-pin + 1 x 8-pin
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 290X and GeForce GTX 1650: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
320 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 290X and GeForce GTX 1650.
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 290X and GeForce GTX 1650. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by Radeon R9 290X and GeForce GTX 1650, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 290X and GeForce GTX 1650. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
R9 290X 37.77
GTX 1650 42.15 +11.6%
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
R9 290X 332042
GTX 1650 373333 +12.4%
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
R9 290X 73987 +46.4%
GTX 1650 50549
3DMark Fire Strike Score
R9 290X 9835 +17.6%
GTX 1650 8362
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
R9 290X 11717 +27.4%
GTX 1650 9195
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
R9 290X 16168 +17.5%
GTX 1650 13759
3DMark Vantage Performance
R9 290X 37284
GTX 1650 42025 +12.7%
R9 290X 7425
GTX 1650 7948 +7%
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 290X and GeForce GTX 1650. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Decred / DCR (Decred)
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
Let's see how good Radeon R9 290X and GeForce GTX 1650 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 290X
Wider memory bus (512 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (2816 vs 896)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
Eyefinity (allows using several displays with an AMD GPU)
AMD PowerTune technology
AMD ZeroCore Power technology
AMD App Acceleration
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
11.6% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (23 April 2019 vs 24 October 2013)
Cheaper ($149 vs $549)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (75 vs 250 watts)
So, R9 290X or GTX 1650?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon R9 290X and GeForce GTX 1650, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.