Official AMD Radeon R9 290X 2160p performance against GeForce GTX 780

Published: Oct 17th 2013, 20:03 GMT

AMD R9 290X vs GTX 780AMD R9 290X

AMD has released some official performance figures of their new flagship — Radeon R9 290X.

This is an AMD counter to NVIDIA’s event taking place in Montreal. NVIDIA isn’t really showing new cards there (supposedly), but AMD is making sure that enthusiasts’ eyes are not off their new R9 290X.

That said AMD gave a green light to reviewers to publish two benchmark results based on 2160p resolution. Of course both games are AMD’s Gaming Evolved titles: Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider. Some reviewers have their own numbers, others use official information.

First up official numbers.


Now charts from other sites.




Based on this very limited information we are looking at an average of 13% performance advantage with R9 290X. These results only confirm that 512-bit memory interface, higher number of cores and memory size have a noticeable impact on Ultra HD performance. According to multiple reports AMD is targeting its R9 290X against GTX 780, rather than a GTX TITAN as some of previous leaks could suggest. AMD’s graphics card is said to provide better gaming experience while being priced at a similar level. NVIDIA has already announced that their flagship will include three games for free. AMD will most likely add Battlefield 4 with a new Never Settle Bundle.

MSI R9 290X positioning

Source: Anandtech, LegitReviews, Tom’s Hardware

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