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AMD Radeon R9 290X

Graphics Processor
Hawaii
Cores
2816
TMUs
176
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 290X was a high-end graphics card by AMD, launched in October 2013. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the Hawaii graphics processor, in its Hawaii XT 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. It features 2816 shading units, 176 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 1000 MHz, memory is running at 1250 MHz.
Being a dual-slot card, the AMD Radeon R9 290X draws power from 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 290 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort. Radeon R9 290X 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 549 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
Hawaii
GPU Variant
Hawaii XT
(215-0852000)
Architecture
GCN 2.0
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
28 nm
Transistors
6,200 million
Die Size
438 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Oct 24th, 2013
Generation
Volcanic Islands
(R9 200)
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
549 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16

Relative Performance

2%
GeForce 210
3%
GeForce 9400 GT
4%
Radeon HD 4550
5%
Radeon HD 5450
5%
Radeon HD 6450
6%
GeForce GT 520
7%
GeForce GT 220
9%
GeForce GT 430
9%
Radeon HD 5570
10%
Radeon HD 4670
11%
GeForce GT 440
11%
GeForce GT 240
12%
GeForce 9600 GT
13%
Radeon HD 5670
14%
GeForce GT 640
15%
GeForce 9800 GT
15%
Radeon HD 6670
16%
Radeon HD 4830
17%
Radeon HD 4770
18%
Radeon HD 4850
18%
GeForce GTS 250
19%
GeForce GTS 450
19%
Radeon HD 5750
22%
Radeon HD 7750
22%
Radeon HD 5770
23%
GeForce GTX 260
23%
Radeon HD 4870
23%
Radeon Vega 8
23%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
23%
GeForce GTX 650
25%
Radeon HD 5830
26%
Radeon HD 6790
26%
Radeon HD 4890
27%
GeForce GTX 460
28%
Radeon RX Vega 11
28%
GeForce GT 1030
28%
GeForce GTX 275
28%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
28%
GeForce GTX 280
29%
GeForce GTX 465
30%
Radeon HD 6850
31%
GeForce GTX 285
33%
Radeon HD 5850
34%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
34%
Radeon HD 7790
35%
Radeon RX 550
35%
GeForce GTX 470
36%
Radeon HD 6870
39%
Radeon HD 5870
40%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
40%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
41%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
41%
Radeon HD 6950
43%
GeForce GTX 295
43%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
44%
Radeon HD 7850
44%
GeForce GTX 480
46%
Radeon HD 6970
47%
Radeon R7 265
48%
Radeon R7 370
48%
Radeon RX 560
48%
GeForce GTX 660
48%
GeForce GTX 570
52%
GeForce GTX 950
53%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
54%
Radeon R9 270X
55%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
55%
GeForce GTX 580
55%
GeForce GTX 1050
55%
Radeon HD 7950
56%
Radeon RX 460
57%
Radeon HD 5970
58%
GeForce GTX 760
63%
GeForce GTX 670
64%
GeForce GTX 960
66%
Radeon R9 380
66%
Radeon R9 285
67%
Radeon HD 7970
68%
GeForce GTX 680
69%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
71%
GeForce GTX 770
73%
Radeon HD 6990
74%
Radeon R9 280X
75%
GeForce GTX 590
75%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
84%
GeForce GTX 780
92%
Radeon RX 470
93%
Radeon R9 290
99%
Radeon R9 390
100%
Radeon R9 290X
101%
GeForce GTX 970
103%
GeForce GTX TITAN
104%
Radeon RX 570
104%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
106%
Radeon R9 390X
106%
Radeon HD 7990
107%
Radeon RX 480
107%
GeForce GTX 690
113%
Radeon RX 580
116%
GeForce GTX 980
117%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
117%
Radeon R9 FURY
118%
Radeon RX 590
129%
Radeon R9 295X2
131%
Radeon R9 FURY X
133%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
143%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
150%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
151%
GeForce GTX 1070
158%
Radeon RX Vega 56
171%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
175%
Radeon RX Vega 64
175%
GeForce RTX 2060
180%
GeForce GTX 1080
206%
Radeon VII
206%
GeForce RTX 2070
216%
TITAN X Pascal
222%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
240%
GeForce RTX 2080
277%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
1000 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
2816
TMUs
176
ROPs
64
Compute Units
44
L1 Cache
16 KB (per CU)
L2 Cache
1024 KB

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
64.00 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
176.0 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
5.632 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
704.0 GFLOPS (1:8)

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
10.83 inches
275 mm
TDP
290 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
6.0

Hawaii GPU Notes

Architecture Codename: Volcanic Islands
Codename: Ibiza
ISA Version: R1200
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 (56)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS R9 290X 1000 MHz 1250 MHz
ASUS R9 290X Battlefield 4 1000 MHz 1250 MHz
ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II 1000 MHz 1250 MHz 11.3 inches/287 mm
ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC 1050 MHz 1350 MHz 11.3 inches/287 mm
ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II TOP 1000 MHz 1250 MHz 11.3 inches/287 mm
ASUS ROG Matrix R9 290X Platinum 1050 MHz 1350 MHz 11.7 inches/297 mm
Club 3D R9 290X 1000 MHz 1250 MHz
Club 3D R9 290X Battlefield 4 1000 MHz 1250 MHz
Club 3D R9 290X royalAce 1050 MHz 1350 MHz 12.13 inches/308 mm
Club 3D R9 290X royalAce 8 GB 1030 MHz 1375 MHz 8 GB, 12.13 inches/308 mm
Club 3D R9 290X royalKing 1030 MHz 1250 MHz 10.63 inches/270 mm
ColorFire R9 290X 1000 MHz 1250 MHz
Diamond R9 290X 1000 MHz 1250 MHz
Diamond R9 290X V2 1000 MHz 1250 MHz 12.2 inches/310 mm
GIGABYTE R9 290X 1000 MHz 1250 MHz
GIGABYTE R9 290X Battlefield 4 1000 MHz 1250 MHz
GIGABYTE R9 290X WindForce 3X 1000 MHz 1250 MHz 11.58 inches/294 mm
GIGABYTE R9 290X WindForce 3X OC 1040 MHz 1250 MHz 11.58 inches/294 mm
HIS IceQ R9 290X Hybrid 1100 MHz 1500 MHz
HIS R9 290X 1000 MHz 1250 MHz
HIS R9 290X Battlefield 4 1000 MHz 1250 MHz
HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 1000 MHz 1250 MHz 11.7 inches/297 mm
HIS R9 290X iPower IceQ X2 Turbo 1040 MHz 1350 MHz 11.7 inches/297 mm
M-ONE R9 290X Gold Edition 1080 MHz 1250 MHz
M-ONE R9 290X Surge 1080 MHz 1250 MHz
MSI R9 290X 1000 MHz 1250 MHz
MSI R9 290X Battlefield 4 1000 MHz 1250 MHz
MSI R9 290X Gaming LE 1020 MHz 1250 MHz 10.87 inches/276 mm
MSI R9 290X Gaming OC 1030 MHz 1250 MHz 10.87 inches/276 mm
MSI R9 290X Gaming OC 8 GB 1030 MHz 1375 MHz 8 GB, 10.87 inches/276 mm
MSI R9 290X Lightning 1080 MHz 1250 MHz 11.89 inches/302 mm
MSI R9 290X Lightning LE 1030 MHz 1250 MHz 11.89 inches/302 mm
PowerColor LCS R9 290X 1060 MHz 1350 MHz
PowerColor PCS+ R9 290X 1050 MHz 1350 MHz 10.5 inches/267 mm
PowerColor PCS+ R9 290X 8 GB 1030 MHz 1375 MHz 8 GB, 10.5 inches/267 mm
PowerColor PCS+ R9 290X V2 1000 MHz 1250 MHz 10.5 inches/267 mm
PowerColor R9 290X OC 1030 MHz 1250 MHz
PowerColor R9 290X OC Battlefield 4 1030 MHz 1250 MHz
Sapphire R9 290X 1000 MHz 1250 MHz
Sapphire R9 290X Battlefield 4 1000 MHz 1250 MHz
Sapphire TOXIC R9 290X 1100 MHz 1400 MHz 12 inches/305 mm
Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X 1010 MHz 1250 MHz 12 inches/305 mm
Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X OC 1040 MHz 1300 MHz 12 inches/305 mm
Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X OC 8 GB 1020 MHz 1375 MHz 8 GB, 12 inches/305 mm
Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290X 8 GB 1030 MHz 1375 MHz 8 GB, 12 inches/305 mm
Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290X Tri-X 1030 MHz 1325 MHz 12.05 inches/306 mm
Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290X Tri-X OC 1080 MHz 1410 MHz 12.05 inches/306 mm
VisionTek CryoVenom R9 290X LE 1100 MHz 1450 MHz
VisionTek R9 290X 1000 MHz 1250 MHz
VTX3D R9 290X X-Edition 1030 MHz 1250 MHz
VTX3D R9 290X X-Edition Battlefield 4 1030 MHz 1250 MHz
VTX3D R9 290X X-Edition V2 1030 MHz 1250 MHz
XFX R9 290X 1000 MHz 1250 MHz
XFX R9 290X Battlefield 4 1000 MHz 1250 MHz
XFX R9 290X Black Edition 1050 MHz 1250 MHz 11.61 inches/295 mm
XFX R9 290X Double Dissipation Edition 1000 MHz 1250 MHz 11.61 inches/295 mm