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AMD Radeon R9 290

Graphics Processor
Hawaii
Cores
2560
TMUs
160
ROPs
64
Memory Size
4 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Bus Width
512 bit
GPU Chip
GPU
PCB Front
PCB Front
PCB Back
PCB Back
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
Reviews
69 in our database

Relative Performance

2%
GeForce 210
3%
GeForce 9400 GT
4%
Radeon HD 4550
5%
Radeon HD 5450
6%
Radeon HD 6450
6%
GeForce GT 520
8%
GeForce GT 220
10%
GeForce GT 430
10%
Radeon HD 5570
11%
Radeon HD 4670
11%
GeForce GT 440
12%
GeForce GT 240
13%
GeForce 9600 GT
14%
Radeon HD 5670
15%
GeForce GT 640
16%
GeForce 9800 GT
16%
Radeon HD 6670
17%
Radeon HD 4830
18%
Radeon HD 4770
19%
Radeon HD 4850
19%
GeForce GTS 250
20%
GeForce GTS 450
21%
Radeon HD 5750
24%
Radeon HD 7750
24%
Radeon HD 5770
24%
GeForce GTX 260
25%
Radeon HD 4870
25%
Radeon Vega 8
25%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
25%
GeForce GTX 650
27%
Radeon HD 5830
28%
Radeon HD 6790
28%
Radeon HD 4890
29%
GeForce GTX 460
30%
Radeon RX Vega 11
30%
GeForce GT 1030
30%
GeForce GTX 275
30%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
30%
GeForce GTX 280
31%
GeForce GTX 465
32%
Radeon HD 6850
33%
GeForce GTX 285
36%
Radeon HD 5850
36%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
36%
Radeon HD 7790
38%
Radeon RX 550
38%
GeForce GTX 470
39%
Radeon HD 6870
42%
Radeon HD 5870
43%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
43%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
44%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
44%
Radeon HD 6950
46%
GeForce GTX 295
46%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
47%
Radeon HD 7850
48%
GeForce GTX 480
50%
Radeon HD 6970
51%
Radeon R7 265
52%
Radeon RX 460
52%
Radeon R7 370
52%
GeForce GTX 660
52%
GeForce GTX 570
53%
Radeon RX 560
56%
GeForce GTX 950
57%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
58%
Radeon R9 270X
59%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
59%
GeForce GTX 580
59%
GeForce GTX 1050
59%
Radeon HD 7950
61%
Radeon HD 5970
62%
GeForce GTX 760
67%
GeForce GTX 670
69%
GeForce GTX 960
71%
Radeon R9 380
71%
Radeon R9 285
72%
Radeon HD 7970
72%
GeForce GTX 680
74%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
76%
GeForce GTX 770
78%
Radeon HD 6990
80%
Radeon R9 280X
81%
GeForce GTX 590
81%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
90%
GeForce GTX 780
93%
GeForce GTX 1650
99%
Radeon RX 470
100%
Radeon R9 290
105%
Radeon RX 570
107%
Radeon R9 390
107%
Radeon R9 290X
109%
GeForce GTX 970
110%
GeForce GTX TITAN
112%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
113%
Radeon R9 390X
114%
Radeon HD 7990
114%
Radeon RX 480
115%
GeForce GTX 690
121%
Radeon RX 580
124%
GeForce GTX 980
126%
Radeon R9 FURY
126%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
131%
Radeon RX 590
138%
Radeon R9 295X2
139%
GeForce GTX 1660
140%
Radeon R9 FURY X
143%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
147%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
159%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
159%
GeForce GTX 1070
170%
Radeon RX Vega 56
180%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
185%
Radeon RX Vega 64
188%
GeForce GTX 1080
188%
GeForce RTX 2060
195%
Radeon RX 5700
211%
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
219%
GeForce RTX 2070
224%
Radeon RX 5700 XT
226%
Radeon VII
232%
TITAN X Pascal
239%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
242%
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
257%
GeForce RTX 2080
273%
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
301%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
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
L1 Cache
16 KB (per CU)
L2 Cache
1024 KB

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
60.61 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
151.5 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
4.849 TFLOPS
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
C671-57

Graphics Features

DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
Vulkan
1.1.101
Shader Model
6.3

Hawaii GPU Notes

Architecture Codename: Volcanic Islands
Codename: Ibiza
CLRX Version: GCN 1.1
Graphics/Compute: GFX7 (gfx701 GL) / (gfx702)
Display Core Engine: 8.5
Unified Video Decoder: 4.2
Video Compression Engine: 2.0

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