Radeon_R9_M290X
AMD Radeon R9 M290X

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How well can the Radeon R9 M290X run games
12 Jan 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid to low level graphics card, the Radeon R9 M290X is found in budget machines nowadays, struggling to meet AAA system requirements. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

How many years will the Radeon R9 M290X graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 M290X in your PC? You should definitely consider replacing this Radeon R9 M290X graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 M290X? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile. This PC hardware upgrade performs 245% better and can run 981 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500M 8GB which is 115% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 544 games from the most demanding games today.
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The Radeon R9 M290X is released on 09 Jan 2014

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Architecture
GCN 1.1 Neptune XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
80
Texture Rate
72 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
29 GPixel/s
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Processing Units
1280
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1200 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
153.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
512KB
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
850 MHz
Boost Clock
900 MHz
Power
Max Power
100 Watts
Recommended Hardware
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Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Radeon R9 M290X Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R9 M290X is a high-end mobile graphics card based on the second revision of the GCN architecture.
It packs a Core codenamed Neptune XT which stirs from the Pitcairn XT Core used on the high-end desktop Radeon HD 7870. The Neptune XT Core offers the same core-configuration as the Pitcairn XT Core (1280:80:32) but has support for DirectX 11.2 and AMD's latest technologies, including AMD PowerTune technology but not AMD TrueAudio technology.
The central unit runs at 850MHz and goes up to 900MHz and the memory clock operates at 1200MHz. The rated TDP board is of 100W and thus Radeon R9 M290X is only suited for large laptops.
Radeon R9 M290X has been identified as a rebadged Radeon HD 8970M and will offer exactly the same performance. Thus, most demanding games can be played at high-settings fluently, using a 1080p resolution.


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Radeon R9 M290X vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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2014
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I found an iMac with this GPU :DD

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2013
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$225.00
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Would a laptop with this card, an AMD A-10-5750m CPU, 8GB DDR3 RAM and 1TB Hard Drive be better than my current laptop?

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2015
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the M290X is actually better than the 860M but only for a slight.However your intel cpu is way better than the amd one so i wouldn't recommend changing for those specs.The difference would be none to minimal

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CPU (30% overclock)

2015
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This or 860m?

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2011
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An 860M will probably fit in a ordinary laptop, while this uses so much power that I think the laptop has to be very big to cool it. This is quicker, though.

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2011
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Be aware, though, that you probably can't change the GPU in your laptop, and that, if you can, you can't just put any GPU in like you can with a desktop.

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2015
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I was talking about buying a new laptop

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It's all right then, but I looked at your rig and saw that you've already got things like a mobile i7 and much RAM.

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2012
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4 GB

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Meh..same as 7970M..

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2012
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So its just plain HD8970M which was overclocked HD7970M … wow
Will it survive to 2015 as R9 390M? Who will bet? :-D

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2012
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Haha, nah. This card is already way below NVIDIA's GTX 780M and GTX 880M is even more powerful so maybe they will come up with a R9 M295X or R9 M290XT or something like Radeon HD 6990M.

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2012
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Hope so :D

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2013
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$225.00
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6 GB

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you've done it!

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2012
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Huge disappointment lol

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Yeah probably they will only focus on desktop gpu and apu. Well anyway most laptop use nvidia gpus. :/
Sad to see they could not make an hawaii core for laptop gpu.

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They didn't even overclock the god damn card lol

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2012
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So we have 3 same mobile cards 7970M, 8970M and now M290X oh gosh. Ah well we will always have disappointments. :D

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2012
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yeah :/

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