AMD Radeon RX 570 vs R9 290X

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX 570 and Radeon R9 290X architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
74.32
 
15.37
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
GCN 2.0
Code name
Polaris 20
 
Hawaii
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
no data
 
reference
Release date
18 April 2017
 
24 October 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
$169
 
$549
Price now
$125
 
$611

Technical specs

Radeon RX 570 and Radeon R9 290X's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 570 and Radeon R9 290X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2048
 
2816
Core clock speed
1168 MHz
 
no data
Boost Clock
1244 MHz
 
947 MHz
Transistor count
5,700 million
 
6,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
120 Watt
 
250 Watt
Texture fill rate
159.2
 
176.0
Floating-point performance
5,095 gflops
 
5,632 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 570 and Radeon R9 290X 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).
Bus support
no data
 
PCIe 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
241 mm
 
275 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
1 x 6-pin + 1 x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 570 and Radeon R9 290X: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
512 Bit
Memory clock speed
7000 MHz
 
1250 MHz
Memory bandwidth
224.0 GB/s
 
320 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 570 and Radeon R9 290X. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Eyefinity
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
DisplayPort support
-
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX 570 and Radeon R9 290X. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
AppAcceleration
-
 
+
CrossFire
-
 
+
FreeSync
+
 
+
HD3D
-
 
+
LiquidVR
-
 
+
TressFX
-
 
+
TrueAudio
-
 
+
UVD
-
 
+
DDMA audio
no data
 
+
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 570 and Radeon R9 290X, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
DirectX® 12
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
Vulkan
+
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX 570 and Radeon R9 290X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX 570 33.86
R9 290X 34.22 +1.1%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RX 570 375145 +13%
R9 290X 332042

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RX 570 71096
R9 290X 73987 +4.1%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX 570 11956 +21.6%
R9 290X 9835

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RX 570 13827 +18%
R9 290X 11717

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RX 570 18967 +17.3%
R9 290X 16168

3DMark Vantage Performance

RX 570 45560 +22.2%
R9 290X 37284

Passmark

RX 570 6967
R9 290X 7425 +6.6%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon RX 570 and Radeon R9 290X. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
no data
 
623 Mh/s
Decred / DCR (Decred)
no data
 
1.07 Gh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
no data
 
25.75 Mh/s
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
no data
 
0.76 kh/s
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
no data
 
350 Sol/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 570 and Radeon R9 290X are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 570

Much newer (18 April 2017 vs 24 October 2013)
Cheaper ($169 vs $549)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (120 vs 250 watts)
DisplayPort 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready
AMD FreeSync

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 290X

1.1% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (512 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (2816 vs 2048)
Higher memory bandwidth (320 vs 224 GB/s)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
CrossFire
AMD PowerTune technology
AMD ZeroCore Power technology
HD3D
TrueAudio
DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.3 (Open Graphics Library - an API for 3D graphics and GPUs usage)
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
EyefinitySupport
HDMI
DisplayPortMenu
AMD App Acceleration
CrossfireX
HD3DMenu
LiquidVR
TressFX
TrueAudioMenu
UVDMenu

So, RX 570 or R9 290X?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon RX 570 and AMD Radeon R9 290X. The differences in performance seem too small.
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