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Radeon R9 290 vs Radeon RX 5600 XT

Intro

The Radeon R9 290 has a core clock frequency of 800 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1250 MHz. It also uses a 512-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 2560 SPUs, 160 Texture Address Units, and 64 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon RX 5600 XT, which comes with a GPU core clock speed of 1375 MHz, and 6144 MB of GDDR6 memory set to run at 14000 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also is made up of 2304 SPUs, 144 Texture Address Units, and 64 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 5600 XT 160 Watts
Radeon R9 290 300 Watts
Difference: 140 Watts (88%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon RX 5600 XT should in theory be just a bit superior to the Radeon R9 290 overall. (explain)

Radeon RX 5600 XT 344064 MB/sec
Radeon R9 290 320000 MB/sec
Difference: 24064 (8%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 5600 XT will be quite a bit (about 55%) better at texture filtering than the Radeon R9 290. (explain)

Radeon RX 5600 XT 198000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 290 128000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 70000 (55%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon RX 5600 XT should be a lot (about 72%) more effective at anti-aliasing than the Radeon R9 290, and also capable of handling higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

Radeon RX 5600 XT 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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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.

Specifications

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Model Radeon R9 290 Radeon RX 5600 XT
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year November 2013 January 2020
Code Name Hawaii PRO Navi 10 XLE
Memory 4096 MB 6144 MB
Core Speed 800 MHz 1375 MHz
Memory Speed 5000 MHz 28000 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 300 watts 160 watts
Bandwidth 320000 MB/sec 344064 MB/sec
Texel Rate 128000 Mtexels/sec 198000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 51200 Mpixels/sec 88000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2560 2304
Texture Mapping Units 160 144
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 maximum amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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Radeon R9 290

Amazon.com

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Radeon RX 5600 XT

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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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