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AMD Radeon R9 290

Hawaii
Graphics Processor
2560
Cores
160
TMUs
64
ROPs
4 GB
Memory Size
GDDR5
Memory Type
512 bit
Bus Width
AMD Radeon R9 290 Photo AMD Hawaii Photo
The Radeon R9 290 was 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 12.0. 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.
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 PCI-Express 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
(215-0852020)
Architecture
GCN 2.0
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
28 nm
Transistors
6,200 million
Die Size
438 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Nov 5th, 2013
Generation
Volcanic Islands
(R9 200)
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
399 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16

Relative Performance

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Radeon R9 290
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Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
947 MHz
Memory Clock
1250 MHz
5000 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
4 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus
512 bit
Bandwidth
320.0 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
2560
TMUs
160
ROPs
64
Compute Units
40

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
60.61 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
151.5 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
4,849 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
606.1 GFLOPS (1:8)

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
Board Number
C671

Graphics Features

DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
Vulkan
1.1.82
Shader Model
6.0

Hawaii GPU Notes

Graphics/Compute: GFX7 (gfx701) GL
Graphics/Compute: GFX7 (gfx702)
Display Core Engine: 8.5
Unified Video Decoder: 4.2
Video Compression Engine: 2.0
ROCm Support

Retail boards based on this design (36)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS R9 290 947 MHz 1250 MHz
ASUS R9 290 Direct CU II 947 MHz 1250 MHz 11.3 inches/287 mm
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/308 mm
Club 3D R9 290 royalKing 975 MHz 1250 MHz 10.63 inches/270 mm
Diamond R9 290 947 MHz 1250 MHz
Diamond R9 290 V2 947 MHz 1250 MHz 12.2 inches/310 mm
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/294 mm
GIGABYTE R9 290 WindForce 3X OC 1040 MHz 1250 MHz 11.58 inches/294 mm
HIS R9 290 947 MHz 1250 MHz
HIS R9 290 IceQ X2 947 MHz 1250 MHz 12.4 inches/315 mm
MSI R9 290 947 MHz 1250 MHz
MSI R9 290 Battlefield 4 947 MHz 1250 MHz
MSI R9 290 Gaming 977 MHz 1250 MHz 10.87 inches/276 mm
MSI R9 290 Gaming LE 957 MHz 1250 MHz 10.87 inches/276 mm
MSI R9 290 Gaming OC 1007 MHz 1250 MHz 10.87 inches/276 mm
PowerColor PCS+ R9 290 1040 MHz 1350 MHz 10.5 inches/267 mm
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/305 mm
Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 OC 1000 MHz 1300 MHz 12 inches/305 mm
Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 OC 1030 MHz 1400 MHz
Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 Tri-X 1000 MHz 1400 MHz 12.05 inches/306 mm
Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 Tri-X OC 1030 MHz 1400 MHz 12.05 inches/306 mm
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 R9 290 947 MHz 1250 MHz
XFX R9 290 Black Double Dissipation Edition 980 MHz 1250 MHz 11.61 inches/295 mm
XFX R9 290 Black Edition 980 MHz 1250 MHz
XFX R9 290 Double Dissipation Edition 947 MHz 1250 MHz 11.61 inches/295 mm