AMD Radeon R9 290 with Core i7-3770K at ultra quality Benchmarks

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Title
AMD Radeon R9 290
Price
$399
Release Year
2013
Series
R9 290
Maximum Temperature
94 C
Max Noise Level
60.1 dB
Minimum Power Supply
625W
Benchmark CPU
Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz ($248.98)
CPU Bottleneck FPS Loss
0 FPS
Benchmark Quality Settings
Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance
82.5 FPS
Average 1440p Performance
50.1 FPS
Average 4K Performance
36.6 FPS
Memory
4 GB
Overall (GPU + CPU + Settings) Score
67/100

Game Performance (FPS) at ultra quality settings

1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Fallout 76
61 FPS
2018 Forza Horizon 4
53 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
48 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
76 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
43 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
44.8 FPS
2016 Hitman
70.2 FPS
2016 Overwatch
118 FPS
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
58.5 FPS
2016 The Division
48.2 FPS
2015 DiRT Rally
99 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
50.7 FPS
2015 The Witcher 3
47 FPS
2014 Thief
72.9 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
103.1 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
122.9 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
79.3 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
77.4 FPS
2013 GRID 2
194.6 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
85.5 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
120.9 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
127.7 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
127.4 FPS

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Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
45 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
31 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
49 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
33 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
41.3 FPS
2016 Hitman
52.6 FPS
2016 Overwatch
81 FPS
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
41.8 FPS
2016 The Division
37.1 FPS
2015 DiRT Rally
69.9 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
35.9 FPS
2015 The Witcher 3
36.3 FPS
2014 Thief
45.4 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
49.6 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
59.1 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
40.1 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
51.4 FPS
2013 GRID 2
80.2 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
56.8 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
44.2 FPS
2011 Battlefield 3
60.4 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
53 FPS

3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
30 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
18 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
27 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
19 FPS
2016 Overwatch
42 FPS
2014 Thief
38.9 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
47.9 FPS
2013 GRID 2
46.5 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
41.7 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
47.3 FPS

Questions and Answers

  • Question: I can't find any direct articles relating this fact. I'm currently running an AMD R9 290, but am noticing that it's starting to age on newer games. Would it be worth upgrading to a 1060? Or is that pointless and I should shoot for the 1070?

    Answer:
    Joshua Price said:
    Yeah I'm only running at 1080p. My CPU is the i5 4460.


    So no bottleneck then on a Haswell build. Now here's something else to consider: in some DX11 and DX12 games, the R9 290 is real close to a 1060 or even beats it, and the only upgrade in those game worthwhile would be going for a 1070. It may be earlier Nvidia driver issues, but in any event, here are two examples:

    (Hitman DX12) http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_1070_gaming_z_review,13.html

    (Far Cry Primal DX11) http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_1070_gaming_z_review,18.html

    The question for you should be if you think the games you want to play are worth the extra 5-0 going for a 1070 over a 6GB 1060 (US prices I'm referring to, not sure where you are).

  • Question: So I wounder if I should stick with my r9 290x or get myself a new gtx 1060. Is there any significant increase in performance, how's dx12 and should I wait another year to see how dx12 and new games work for amd and nvidia. If there is any comparison benchmark I would like to see it as well.

    Answer: It's about a 12-15% difference. The DirectX 12 picture is too early to tell, but overall Pascal cards do very well. You'd be going from one of the all-time power hog heat generators to a super efficient next-gen architecture. And your Nvidia-leaning games list will definitely show some appreciation.

    https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1060_Gaming_X/24.html

  • Question: What would be the better buy a Powercolour R9 290 PCS+ OC 4GB(R3100/6,55) or a Zotac mini Gtx 1060 6GB(R4300/4,25),the R9 290 is recertified and the Gtx 1060 is new.

    A 3GB version of the Zotac mini is also a option at (R3500/5,78) aswell as the RX 480 4GB at(R3599/4,80) but i prefer to have the higher vram versions so the RX 480 8GB(R4400/3,74) is also a option.

    Answer: Assuming your PSU is capable of power either of them and that you're not going to see a bottleneck then you should go for the GTX1060 as it's the latest from Nvidia. I'd stay away from the R9-290 simply because it's more power hungry however what monitor are you going to use to in tandem with either of those GPU's?

    Mind sharing your full system's specs?

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R9 290 Specifications

Board Design

Board NumberC671
Length10.83 inches 275 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP275 W

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock947 MHz
Memory Clock1250 MHz 5000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationVolcanic Islands (R9 200)
Launch Price399 USD
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateNov 5th, 2013

Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL2
OpenGL4.6
Shader Model6
Vulkan1.1.82

Graphics Processor

ArchitectureGCN 2.0
Die Size438 mm²
GPU NameHawaii
GPU VariantHawaii PRO (215-0852020)
Process Size28 nm
Transistors6,200 million

Memory

Bandwidth320.0 GB/s
Memory Bus512 bit
Memory Size4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

Render Config

Compute Units40
ROPs64
Shading Units2560
TMUs160

Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance4,849 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance606.1 GFLOPS (1:8)
Pixel Rate60.61 GPixel/s
Texture Rate151.5 GTexel/s