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. 4 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 19.85 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

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
 
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 14000
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
 
of 4.6
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
19.65
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
33147
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4793
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
5294
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
6817
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
23961
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
62
 
Passmark
4001
 

Mining hashrates

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 benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
76
 
medium / 768p
71
 
high / 1080p
49
 
ultra / 1080p
41
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
112
 
medium / 768p
82
 
high / 1080p
60
 
ultra / 1080p
57
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
93
 
medium / 768p
82
 
high / 768p
74
 
ultra / 1080p
39
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
108
 
medium / 768p
73
 
high / 768p
48
 
ultra / 1080p
23
 
Dota 2 (2013)
low / 768p
118
 
medium / 768p
115
 
ultra / 1080p
103
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
288
 
medium / 768p
194
 
high / 768p
137
 
ultra / 1080p
63
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
72
 
medium / 768p
41
 
high / 768p
22
 
ultra / 1080p
16
 

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 285M SLI, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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