AMD Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

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AMD Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire
Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire
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  • Core clock speed 850
  • Max video memory 2x 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 4800
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1560
  • Max video memory 24 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6X
  • Memory clock speed 21000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 1119$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating2083
Place by popularityno data26
Value for moneyno data22.79
ArchitectureGCN (2011−2017)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameNeptune CFAmpere GA102
Market segmentLaptopDesktop
Release date1 March 2014 (8 years ago)27 January 2022 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$1,999
Current priceno data$1119 (0.6x MSRP)
Value for money

To calculate the index we compare the characteristics of graphics cards against their prices.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores256010752
Core clock speed850 MHz1560 MHz
Boost clock speed900 MHz1860 MHz
Number of transistors2x 2800 Million28,300 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)200 Watt450 Watt
Texture fill rateno data625.0

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire and GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 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 a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizelargeno data
Interfaceno dataPCIe 4.0 x16
Lengthno data336 mm
Widthno data3-slot
Supplementary power connectorsno data1x 16-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR6X
Maximum RAM amount2x 4 GB24 GB
Memory bus width2x 256 Bit384 Bit
Memory clock speed4800 MHz21000 MHz
Memory bandwidthno data1,008 GB/s
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectorsno data1x HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a
HDMIno data+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (FL 11_1)12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Modelno data6.6
OpenGLno data4.6
OpenCLno data3.0
Vulkanno data1.3
CUDAno data8.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

R9 M290X Crossfire 19.36
RTX 3090 Ti 75.83
+292%
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

R9 M290X Crossfire 14147
RTX 3090 Ti 69481
+391%

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

R9 M290X Crossfire 71977
RTX 3090 Ti 246319
+242%

Benchmark coverage: 14%

R9 M290X Crossfire 8176
RTX 3090 Ti 36563
+347%

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

R9 M290X Crossfire 10551
RTX 3090 Ti 53110
+403%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HD65
−225%
211
+225%
1440pno data142
4Kno data100

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
−564%
219
+564%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 35−40
−182%
100−110
+182%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
−385%
160
+385%
Battlefield 5 60−65
−163%
160−170
+163%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 45−50
−261%
170−180
+261%
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
−509%
201
+509%
Far Cry 5 50−55
−216%
150−160
+216%
Far Cry New Dawn 50−55
−142%
120−130
+142%
Forza Horizon 4 65−70
−201%
200−210
+201%
Hitman 3 55−60
−277%
210−220
+277%
Horizon Zero Dawn 40−45
−315%
160−170
+315%
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−35
−306%
130−140
+306%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 40−45
−531%
265
+531%
Watch Dogs: Legion 35−40
−389%
171
+389%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 35−40
−182%
100−110
+182%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
−318%
138
+318%
Battlefield 5 60−65
−163%
160−170
+163%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 45−50
−261%
170−180
+261%
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
−424%
173
+424%
Far Cry 5 50−55
−216%
150−160
+216%
Far Cry New Dawn 50−55
−142%
120−130
+142%
Forza Horizon 4 65−70
−201%
200−210
+201%
Hitman 3 55−60
−277%
210−220
+277%
Horizon Zero Dawn 40−45
−315%
160−170
+315%
Metro Exodus 30−33
−493%
178
+493%
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−35
−306%
130−140
+306%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 40−45
−498%
251
+498%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 40−45
−838%
394
+838%
Watch Dogs: Legion 35−40
−340%
154
+340%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 35−40
−182%
100−110
+182%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
−273%
123
+273%
Battlefield 5 60−65
−163%
160−170
+163%
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
−361%
152
+361%
Far Cry 5 50−55
−216%
150−160
+216%
Far Cry New Dawn 50−55
−142%
120−130
+142%
Forza Horizon 4 65−70
−201%
200−210
+201%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 40−45
−360%
193
+360%
Watch Dogs: Legion 35−40
−271%
130
+271%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−33
−367%
140−150
+367%
Hitman 3 30−35
−441%
170−180
+441%
Horizon Zero Dawn 24−27
−388%
120−130
+388%
Metro Exodus 18−20
−594%
125
+594%
Red Dead Redemption 2 16−18
−388%
75−80
+388%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 24−27
−667%
184
+667%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 20−22
−305%
80−85
+305%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 18−20
−500%
108
+500%
Battlefield 5 40−45
−240%
140−150
+240%
Cyberpunk 2077 12−14
−767%
104
+767%
Far Cry 5 30−35
−324%
140−150
+324%
Far Cry New Dawn 35−40
−217%
110−120
+217%
Forza Horizon 4 40−45
−343%
170−180
+343%
Watch Dogs: Legion 14−16
−671%
108
+671%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
−487%
85−90
+487%
Hitman 3 18−20
−447%
100−110
+447%
Horizon Zero Dawn 14−16
−457%
75−80
+457%
Metro Exodus 10−11
−740%
84
+740%
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−12
−373%
50−55
+373%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 12−14
−783%
106
+783%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 18−20
−811%
173
+811%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 12−14
−392%
55−60
+392%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 9−10
−711%
73
+711%
Battlefield 5 21−24
−352%
100−110
+352%
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
−1225%
53
+1225%
Far Cry 5 16−18
−475%
90−95
+475%
Far Cry New Dawn 18−20
−406%
90−95
+406%
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
−419%
130−140
+419%
Watch Dogs: Legion 8−9
−775%
70
+775%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 19.36 75.83
Recency 1 March 2014 27 January 2022
Memory bus width 256 384
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2560 10752
Chip lithography 28 nm 8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 200 Watt 450 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

since it shows better performance.

Be aware that Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire is a notebook card while GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is a desktop one.


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Competitors of Radeon R9 M290X Crossfire by NVIDIA

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 5 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of GeForce RTX 3090 Ti by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3090 Ti from AMD is Radeon RX 6950 XT, which is slower by 3% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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