AMD Radeon R9 290X vs ATI FirePro RG220

Comparative analysis of AMD Radeon R9 290X and ATI FirePro RG220 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 - G2D Mark, PassMark - G3D Mark.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Radeon R9 290X

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 5 year(s) 5 month(s) later
  • 44x more texture fill rate: 176.0 GTexel / s vs 4 GTexel / s
  • 35.2x more pipelines: 2816 vs 80
  • 70.4x better floating-point performance: 5,632 gflops vs 80 gflops
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running videocard: 28 nm vs 55 nm
  • 8x more maximum memory size: 4 GB vs 512 MB
Launch date 24 October 2013 vs 1 May 2008
Texture fill rate 176.0 GTexel / s vs 4 GTexel / s
Pipelines 2816 vs 80
Floating-point performance 5,632 gflops vs 80 gflops
Manufacturing process technology 28 nm vs 55 nm
Maximum memory size 4 GB vs 512 MB

Reasons to consider the ATI FirePro RG220

  • 7.1x lower typical power consumption: 35 Watt vs 250 Watt
  • Around 28% higher memory clock speed: 1600 MHz vs 1250 MHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 35 Watt vs 250 Watt
Memory clock speed 1600 MHz vs 1250 MHz

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: AMD Radeon R9 290X
GPU 2: ATI FirePro RG220

Name AMD Radeon R9 290X ATI FirePro RG220
Geekbench - OpenCL 44129
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 124.442
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 2525.314
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 11.12
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 120.942
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 628.757
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 10905
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 5132
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 3353
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 10905
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 5132
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 3353
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 0
PassMark - G2D Mark 552
PassMark - G3D Mark 335

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Radeon R9 290X ATI FirePro RG220

Essentials

Architecture GCN 2.0 TeraScale
Code name Hawaii RV711
Design AMD Radeon R9 200 Series
Launch date 24 October 2013 1 May 2008
Launch price (MSRP) $549
Place in performance rating 144 136
Type Desktop Workstation

Technical info

Boost clock speed 947 MHz
Floating-point performance 5,632 gflops 80 gflops
Manufacturing process technology 28 nm 55 nm
Pipelines 2816 80
Stream Processors 2560
Texture fill rate 176.0 GTexel / s 4 GTexel / s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 250 Watt 35 Watt
Transistor count 6,200 million 242 million
Core clock speed 500 MHz

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors 2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort 1x DMS-59
DisplayPort support
Dual-link DVI support
Eyefinity
HDMI
VGA

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Bus support PCIe 3.0
Interface PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 2.0 x16
Length 275 mm
Supplementary power connectors 1 x 6-pin + 1 x 8-pin None

API support

DirectX 12 10.1
OpenGL 4.6 3.3
Vulkan

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 4 GB 512 MB
Memory bandwidth 320 GB/s 51.2 GB / s
Memory bus width 512 Bit 256 Bit
Memory clock speed 1250 MHz 1600 MHz
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR3
Shared memory 0

Technologies

AMD Eyefinity
AppAcceleration
CrossFire
DDMA audio
FreeSync
HD3D
LiquidVR
TressFX
TrueAudio
Unified Video Decoder (UVD)