AMD Radeon R9 M290X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 M290X

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 M290X sales 9 January 2014. This is GCN 1.0 architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4096 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.2 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 153.6 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 100 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 18.74 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon R9 M290X's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Code name
Neptune
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
9 January 2014
 

Technical specs

Radeon R9 M290X'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 M290X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1280
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Compute units
20
 
Core clock speed
850 MHz
 
Boost Clock
900 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,800 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
72.00
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
2,304 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 M290X's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
Bus support
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 M290X: 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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1200 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
153.6 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 M290X.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
Eyefinity
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 M290X. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
+
 
HD3D
+
 
PowerTune
+
 
DualGraphics
+
 
ZeroCore
+
 
Switchable graphics
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 M290X, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 11
 
OpenGL
4.4
 
OpenCL
Not Listed
 
Mantle
+
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 M290X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
18.26
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
33147.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4793.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
5294.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
6817.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
23961.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
62.00
 
 
Passmark
4093
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 M290X. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
300 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon R9 M290X is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.05
 
 
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
98.06
At recommended settings
90.65
New games support
65
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
76.10
 
medium / 768p
70.70
 
high / 1080p
49.10
 
ultra / 1080p
41.40
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
111.60
 
medium / 768p
81.60
 
high / 1080p
59.70
 
ultra / 1080p
57.00
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
93.00
 
medium / 768p
81.60
 
high / 768p
73.90
 
ultra / 1080p
38.70
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
107.80
 
medium / 768p
72.80
 
high / 768p
48.20
 
ultra / 1080p
22.80
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
287.50
 
medium / 768p
193.90
 
high / 768p
137.30
 
ultra / 1080p
62.70
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
71.70
 
medium / 768p
41.40
 
high / 768p
22.00
 
ultra / 1080p
16.40
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R9 M290X performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 M290X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 680M SLI, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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