Just a few days ago we took a look at AMD’s Radeon R9 290 synthetic performance in 3DMark and Heaven 3.0. Today we have actual gaming performance and frame-rating from the upcoming R9 290 thanks to DarkTech. AMD is set to release the R9 290 on October 31st.
The Radeon R9 290 is the little brother to the R9 290X. It features a cut down version of the Hawaii GPU that offers 2560 stream processors, which means you only have 40 CU’s enabled on the chip. The card will operate at a max frequency of 947 MHz. The card will have 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAN that runs across a 512-bit interface.
As you can see from the above results the Radeon R9 290 does beat the GeForce GTX 780, if only by a little bit. Another thing to note is how hot the card gets under load, AMD really needs to cool their Hawaii chip down or get a better cooling solution!