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 19.74 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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Compute units
20
 
Core clock speed
850 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
900 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
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 GTexel / s
 
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

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
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1200 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
153.6 GB / s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
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 benchmark 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
19.55
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
4000

Mining hashrates

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

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R9 M290X is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M290X performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M290X
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M290X performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M290X
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M290X performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M290X
minimum HD Graphics 4400
recommended GeForce GTX 660

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M290X performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M290X
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M290X performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M290X
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M290X performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M290X
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M290X performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M290X
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dota 2 on Radeon R9 M290X.

low / 768p
118
 
medium / 768p
115
 
ultra / 1080p
103
 

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M290X performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M290X
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M290X performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M290X
minimum GeForce 6150 LE
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M290X performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M290X
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5970

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M290X performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M290X
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on Radeon R9 M290X.

low / 768p
132
 
medium / 768p
95
 
high / 1080p
42
 
ultra / 1080p
28
 

Far Cry 4

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M290X performance compared to Far Cry 4 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M290X
minimum Radeon HD 5850
recommended GeForce GTX 680

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry 4 on Radeon R9 M290X.

low / 768p
76
 
medium / 768p
71
 
high / 1080p
49
 
ultra / 1080p
41
 

Sims 4

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M290X performance compared to Sims 4 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M290X
minimum GeForce 6600

FPS tests

Real world test results of Sims 4 on Radeon R9 M290X.

low / 768p
112
 
medium / 768p
82
 
high / 1080p
60
 
ultra / 1080p
57
 

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M290X performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M290X
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on Radeon R9 M290X.

low / 768p
93
 
medium / 768p
82
 
high / 768p
74
 
ultra / 1080p
39
 

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M290X performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M290X
minimum GeForce GTS 450
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on Radeon R9 M290X.

low / 768p
108
 
medium / 768p
73
 
high / 768p
48
 
ultra / 1080p
23
 

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M290X performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M290X
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on Radeon R9 M290X.

low / 768p
288
 
medium / 768p
194
 
high / 768p
137
 
ultra / 1080p
63
 

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 775M, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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