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AMD Radeon R9 290

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The Radeon R9 290 is a high-end graphics card by AMD, launched in November 2013. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the Hawaii graphics processor, in its Hawaii PRO variant, the card supports DirectX 11.2. The Hawaii graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 438 mm² and 6,200 million transistors. Unlike the fully unlocked Radeon R9 290X2, which uses the same GPU but has all 2816 shaders enabled, AMD has disabled some shading units on the Radeon R9 290 to reach the product's target shader count. It features 2560 shading units, 160 texture mapping units and 64 ROPs. AMD has placed 4,096 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 512-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 947 MHz, memory is running at 1250 MHz.
We recommend the AMD Radeon R9 290 for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 5760x1080.
Being a dual-slot card, the AMD Radeon R9 290 draws power from 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 275 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort. Radeon R9 290 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 275 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 399 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: Hawaii
GPU Variant: Hawaii PRO
Process Size: 28 nm
Transistors: 6,200 million
Die Size: 438 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Nov 5th, 2013
Production Status: Active
Launch Price: 399 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 947 MHz
Memory Clock: 1250 MHz
5000 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size: 4096 MB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bus: 512 bit
Bandwidth: 320 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 2560
TMUs: 160
ROPs: 64
Compute Units: 40
Pixel Rate: 60.6 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 152 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 4,849 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 10.83 inches
275 mm
TDP: 275 W
Outputs: 2x DVI
1x HDMI
1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors: 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Graphics Features

DirectX: 11.2
OpenGL: 4.4
OpenCL: 2.0
Shader Model: 5.0

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Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS R9 290 947 MHz 1250 MHz
ASUS R9 290 DirectCU II OC 1000 MHz 1260 MHz
Club 3D R9 290 947 MHz 1250 MHz
Club 3D R9 290 royalAce 1050 MHz 1250 MHz 12.13 inches
Club 3D R9 290 royalKing 975 MHz 1250 MHz 10.63 inches
Diamond R9 290 947 MHz 1250 MHz
Diamond R9 290 V2 947 MHz 1250 MHz 12.2 inches
GIGABYTE R9 290 947 MHz 1250 MHz
GIGABYTE R9 290 Battlefield 4 947 MHz 1250 MHz
GIGABYTE R9 290 WindForce 3X 947 MHz 1250 MHz 11.58 inches
GIGABYTE R9 290 WindForce 3X OC 1040 MHz 1250 MHz 11.58 inches
HIS R9 290 947 MHz 1250 MHz
HIS R9 290 IceQ X2 947 MHz 1250 MHz 12.4 inches
MSI R9 290 947 MHz 1250 MHz
MSI R9 290 Battlefield 4 947 MHz 1250 MHz
MSI R9 290 Gaming LE 967 MHz 1250 MHz 10.87 inches
MSI R9 290 Gaming OC 1007 MHz 1250 MHz 10.87 inches
PowerColor PCS+ R9 290 1040 MHz 1350 MHz 10.5 inches
PowerColor R9 290 OC 975 MHz 1250 MHz
Sapphire R9 290 947 MHz 1250 MHz
Sapphire R9 290 Battlefield 4 947 MHz 1250 MHz
Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 957 MHz 1250 MHz 12 inches
Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 OC 1000 MHz 1300 MHz 12 inches
Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 OC 1030 MHz 1400 MHz
Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 Tri-X 1000 MHz 1400 MHz 12.05 inches
Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 Tri-X OC 1030 MHz 1400 MHz 12.05 inches
VisionTek CryoVenom R9 290 1175 MHz 1450 MHz
VisionTek CryoVenom R9 290 LE 1175 MHz 1450 MHz
VisionTek R9 290 947 MHz 1250 MHz
VTX3D R9 290 X-Edition 975 MHz 1250 MHz
XFX Double D R9 290 947 MHz 1250 MHz 11.61 inches
XFX R9 290 947 MHz 1250 MHz
XFX R9 290 Black Edition 980 MHz 1250 MHz