AMD Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire


AMD started Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire sales 1 March 2014. 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 37.65 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
Code name
Neptune CF
Release date
1 March 2014

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.
Core clock speed
850 MHz
Boost Clock
900 MHz
Transistor count
2x 2800 Million
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


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
Maximum RAM amount
2x 4 GB
Memory bus width
2x 256 Bit
of 4096 (Radeon R9 Fury)
Memory clock speed
4800 MHz
Shared memory

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12 (FL 11_1), Shader 5.0

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


3DMark Cloud Gate GPU


3DMark Fire Strike Score


3DMark Fire Strike Graphics


3DMark 11 Performance GPU


3DMark Vantage Performance


Unigine Heaven 3.0


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.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire performance compared to its nearest competitors.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

User rating

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