AMD Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire

Summary

This is GCN architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2x 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4.8 GHz are supplied.

Power consumption is at 200 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 34.78 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN
 
Code name
Neptune CF
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
n/d
 

Technical specs

Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire'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 Crossfire's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2560
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
850 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
900 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
2x 2800 Million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
200 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire'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
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire: 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
2x 4 GB
 
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
4800 MHz
 
of 14000
Shared memory
-
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (FL 11_1)
 

Video card benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
34.67
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
71977
3DMark Fire Strike Score
8176
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
10551
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
14147
3DMark Vantage Performance
32792
Unigine Heaven 3.0
122

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire 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 Crossfire performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

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

Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire
minimum HD Graphics 4400
recommended GeForce GTX 660

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

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

Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

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

Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

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

Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

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

Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
119
 
medium / 768p
117
 
ultra / 1080p
110
 

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

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

Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

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

Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire
minimum GeForce 6150 LE
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5970

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

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

Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
152
 
medium / 768p
132
 
high / 768p
121
 
ultra / 1080p
77
 

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

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

Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire
minimum GeForce GTS 450
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
121
 
medium / 768p
108
 
high / 768p
87
 
ultra / 1080p
38
 

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

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

Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

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

low / 768p
379
 
medium / 768p
353
 
high / 768p
296
 
ultra / 1080p
127
 

Relative perfomance

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

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 780M SLI, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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