AMD Radeon R9 290 vs AMD Radeon HD 7690M

Comparative analysis of AMD Radeon R9 290 and AMD Radeon HD 7690M videocards for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Technical info, Video outputs and ports, Compatibility, dimensions and requirements, API support, Memory, Technologies. Benchmark videocards performance analysis: Geekbench - OpenCL, CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps), 3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score, PassMark - G3D Mark, PassMark - G2D Mark.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Radeon R9 290

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 1 year(s) 10 month(s) later
  • Around 31% higher core clock speed: 947 MHz vs 725 MHz
  • 8.7x more texture fill rate: 151.5 GTexel / s vs 17.4 GTexel / s
  • 5.3x more pipelines: 2560 vs 480
  • 7x better floating-point performance: 4,849 gflops vs 696.0 gflops
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running videocard: 28 nm vs 40 nm
  • 4x more maximum memory size: 4 GB vs 1 GB
  • 2.8x more memory clock speed: 5000 MHz vs 1800 MHz
  • 10.3x better performance in Geekbench - OpenCL: 102277 vs 9970
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 5 November 2013 vs 25 December 2011
Core clock speed 947 MHz vs 725 MHz
Texture fill rate 151.5 GTexel / s vs 17.4 GTexel / s
Pipelines 2560 vs 480
Floating-point performance 4,849 gflops vs 696.0 gflops
Manufacturing process technology 28 nm vs 40 nm
Maximum memory size 4 GB vs 1 GB
Memory clock speed 5000 MHz vs 1800 MHz
Benchmarks
Geekbench - OpenCL 102277 vs 9970

Reasons to consider the AMD Radeon HD 7690M

  • 13.8x lower typical power consumption: 20 Watt vs 275 Watt
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 20 Watt vs 275 Watt

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: AMD Radeon R9 290
GPU 2: AMD Radeon HD 7690M

Geekbench - OpenCL
GPU 1
GPU 2
102277
9970
Name AMD Radeon R9 290 AMD Radeon HD 7690M
Geekbench - OpenCL 102277 9970
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 89.325
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 1366.314
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 10.108
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 98.765
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 540.645
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 6300
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 3711
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 3354
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 6300
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 3711
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 3354
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 0
PassMark - G3D Mark 1003
PassMark - G2D Mark 576

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Radeon R9 290 AMD Radeon HD 7690M

Essentials

Architecture GCN 2.0 TeraScale 2
Code name Hawaii Thames
Design AMD Radeon R9 200 Series
Launch date 5 November 2013 25 December 2011
Launch price (MSRP) $399
Place in performance rating 238 245
Type Desktop Laptop

Technical info

Core clock speed 947 MHz 725 MHz
Floating-point performance 4,849 gflops 696.0 gflops
Manufacturing process technology 28 nm 40 nm
Pipelines 2560 480
Texture fill rate 151.5 GTexel / s 17.4 GTexel / s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 275 Watt 20 Watt
Transistor count 6,200 million 716 million
Boost clock speed 725 MHz

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors 2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort No outputs
VGA

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Interface PCIe 3.0 x16 MXM-A (3.0)
Length 275 mm
Supplementary power connectors 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin None
Laptop size medium sized

API support

DirectX 12 11.2 (11_0)
OpenGL 4.6 4.4
Vulkan

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 4 GB 1 GB
Memory bandwidth 320.0 GB / s 28.8 GB / s
Memory bus width 512 Bit 128 Bit
Memory clock speed 5000 MHz 1800 MHz
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5 / DDR3
Shared memory 0

Technologies

HD3D
LiquidVR
TressFX
TrueAudio
Unified Video Decoder (UVD)