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AMD Radeon R9 290X2

Graphics Processor
Hawaii x2
Cores
2816 x2
TMUs
176 x2
ROPs
64 x2
Memory Size
4 GB x2
Memory Type
GDDR5
Bus Width
512 bit x2
The Radeon R9 290X2 was an enthusiast-class graphics card by AMD, launched in June 2014. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the Hawaii graphics processor, in its Hawaii XT variant, the card supports DirectX 12. This ensures that all modern games will run on Radeon R9 290X2. The Hawaii graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 438 mm² and 6,200 million transistors. Radeon R9 290X2 combines two graphics processors to increase performance. It features 2816 shading units, 176 texture mapping units, and 64 ROPs, per GPU. AMD has paired 8 GB GDDR5 memory with the Radeon R9 290X2, which are connected using a 512-bit memory interface per GPU (each GPU manages 4,096 MB). The GPU is operating at a frequency of 1000 MHz, memory is running at 1350 MHz.
Being a triple-slot card, the AMD Radeon R9 290X2 draws power from 4x 8-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 580 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort. Radeon R9 290X2 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 interface. Its price at launch was 1399 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
Jun 24th, 2014
Generation
Volcanic Islands
(R9 200)
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
1,399 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16

Relative Performance

2%
GeForce 210
2%
GeForce 9400 GT
3%
Radeon HD 4550
4%
Radeon HD 5450
4%
Radeon HD 6450
4%
GeForce GT 520
6%
GeForce GT 220
7%
GeForce GT 430
7%
Radeon HD 5570
8%
Radeon HD 4670
8%
GeForce GT 440
9%
GeForce GT 240
10%
GeForce 9600 GT
10%
Radeon HD 5670
11%
GeForce GT 640
12%
GeForce 9800 GT
12%
Radeon HD 6670
12%
Radeon HD 4830
13%
Radeon HD 4770
14%
Radeon HD 4850
14%
GeForce GTS 250
15%
GeForce GTS 450
15%
Radeon HD 5750
17%
Radeon HD 7750
18%
Radeon HD 5770
18%
GeForce GTX 260
18%
Radeon HD 4870
18%
Radeon Vega 8
18%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
19%
GeForce GTX 650
20%
Radeon HD 5830
21%
Radeon HD 6790
21%
Radeon HD 4890
22%
GeForce GTX 460
22%
Radeon RX Vega 11
22%
GeForce GT 1030
22%
GeForce GTX 275
22%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
22%
GeForce GTX 280
23%
GeForce GTX 465
24%
Radeon HD 6850
24%
GeForce GTX 285
26%
Radeon HD 5850
27%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
27%
Radeon HD 7790
28%
Radeon RX 550
28%
GeForce GTX 470
29%
Radeon HD 6870
31%
Radeon HD 5870
32%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
32%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
33%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
33%
Radeon HD 6950
34%
GeForce GTX 295
34%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
34%
Radeon HD 7850
35%
GeForce GTX 480
37%
Radeon HD 6970
37%
Radeon R7 265
38%
Radeon RX 460
38%
Radeon R7 370
38%
GeForce GTX 660
38%
GeForce GTX 570
39%
Radeon RX 560
41%
GeForce GTX 950
42%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
43%
Radeon R9 270X
43%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
43%
GeForce GTX 580
44%
GeForce GTX 1050
44%
Radeon HD 7950
45%
Radeon HD 5970
46%
GeForce GTX 760
49%
GeForce GTX 670
51%
GeForce GTX 960
52%
Radeon R9 380
52%
Radeon R9 285
53%
Radeon HD 7970
53%
GeForce GTX 680
55%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
56%
GeForce GTX 770
57%
Radeon HD 6990
59%
Radeon R9 280X
60%
GeForce GTX 590
60%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
66%
GeForce GTX 780
68%
GeForce GTX 1650
73%
Radeon RX 470
74%
Radeon R9 290
78%
Radeon RX 570
79%
Radeon R9 390
79%
Radeon R9 290X
80%
GeForce GTX 970
81%
GeForce GTX TITAN
82%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
83%
Radeon R9 390X
84%
Radeon HD 7990
84%
Radeon RX 480
85%
GeForce GTX 690
87%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
88%
Radeon RX 5500 OEM
90%
Radeon RX 580
90%
Radeon RX 5500 XT
91%
GeForce GTX 980
92%
GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER
93%
Radeon R9 FURY
97%
Radeon RX 590
100%
Radeon R9 290X2
102%
Radeon R9 295X2
102%
GeForce GTX 1660
104%
Radeon R9 FURY X
105%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
108%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
115%
GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
118%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
118%
GeForce GTX 1070
125%
Radeon RX Vega 56
133%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
136%
Radeon RX Vega 64
138%
GeForce GTX 1080
138%
GeForce RTX 2060
144%
Radeon RX 5700
155%
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
161%
GeForce RTX 2070
165%
Radeon RX 5700 XT
167%
Radeon VII
171%
TITAN X Pascal
176%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
178%
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
190%
GeForce RTX 2080
201%
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
222%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
1000 MHz
Memory Clock
1350 MHz
5400 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
4 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus
512 bit
Bandwidth
345.6 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
Triple-slot
TDP
580 W
Suggested PSU
950 W
Outputs
2x DVI
1x HDMI
1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors
4x 8-pin

Graphics Features

DirectX
12 (12_0)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
Vulkan
1.2.131
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 (2)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS ROG ARES III 1030 MHz 1250 MHz Single-slot, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
PowerColor Devil 13 Dual Core R9 290X 1000 MHz 1350 MHz 12 inches/305 mm