AMD Radeon R9 M290X technical specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 M290X

Summary

This is a GCN 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. An additional None power connector is required, and power consumption is at 100 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 21.47 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro P6000.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN
 
Code name
Neptune
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
n/d
 

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1280
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Compute units
20
 
Core clock speed
850 MHz
 
of 1607
Boost Clock
900 MHz
 
of 1746 (Quadro P5200)
Transistor count
2,800 million
 
of 21100 (Tesla V100 PCIe)
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
72
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
2,304 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the 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 the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. 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
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1200 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
153.6 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Video connectors present on the video card. Mostly actual for desktop video cards since notebook ones' available video connectors vastly depend on the notebook model.
Eyefinity
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
FreeSync
+
 
HD3D
+
 
PowerTune
+
 
DualGraphics
+
 
ZeroCore
+
 
Switchable graphics
+
 

API support

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

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
21.47
 
 
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
4248
 
 

Mining hashrate

Video card cryptocurrency mining capabilities. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
300 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
16.16
 
 
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
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
71.70
 
medium / 768p
41.40
 
high / 768p
22.00
 
ultra / 1080p
16.40
 

Relative perfomance

Overall video card performance compared to nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 M290X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 670MX SLI, which is faster by 1%.

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