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Radeon R9 290 vs Radeon RX 5600

Intro

The Radeon R9 290 comes with a GPU core clock speed of 800 MHz, and the 4096 MB of GDDR5 RAM is set to run at 1250 MHz through a 512-bit bus. It also is made up of 2560 SPUs, 160 TAUs, and 64 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon RX 5600, which features a GPU core clock speed of 1375 MHz, and 6144 MB of GDDR6 memory running at 12000 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also features 2048 Stream Processors, 128 Texture Address Units, and 64 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 5600 150 Watts
Radeon R9 290 300 Watts
Difference: 150 Watts (100%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon R9 290 is 9% quicker than the Radeon RX 5600 in general, because of its greater data rate. (explain)

Radeon R9 290 320000 MB/sec
Radeon RX 5600 294912 MB/sec
Difference: 25088 (9%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 5600 is much (approximately 38%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the Radeon R9 290. (explain)

Radeon RX 5600 176000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 290 128000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 48000 (38%)

Pixel Rate

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon RX 5600 is superior to the Radeon R9 290, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon RX 5600 88000 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 290 51200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 36800 (72%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Radeon R9 290

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Specifications

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Model Radeon R9 290 Radeon RX 5600
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year November 2013 January 2020
Code Name Hawaii PRO Navi 10 XE
Memory 4096 MB 6144 MB
Core Speed 800 MHz 1375 MHz
Memory Speed 5000 MHz 24000 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 300 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 320000 MB/sec 294912 MB/sec
Texel Rate 128000 Mtexels/sec 176000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 51200 Mpixels/sec 88000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2560 2048
Texture Mapping Units 160 128
Render Output Units 64 64
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR6
Bus Width 512-bit 192-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 7 nm
Transistors 6200 million 10300 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.2 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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Radeon R9 290

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Radeon RX 5600

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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