Radeon RX 5600 XT vs Radeon R9 290X

Radeon RX 5600 XT
Memory: 6144Mb GDDR6DESKTOP
Release date: UNRELEASED
Radeon RX 5600 XT
Radeon R9 290X
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 24 Oct 2013
Radeon R9 290X

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon RX 5600 XT
    165%
  • Radeon R9 290X
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 5600 XT

65% higher gaming performance.
110 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon R9 290X .

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 290X

Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Radeon RX 5600 XT

HWBench recommends Radeon RX 5600 XT

The Radeon RX 5600 XT is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (3 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 5600 XTRadeon R9 290X
GPU NameNavi 12 (Navi 12 XT)vsHawaii (Hawaii XT)
Fab Process7 nmvs28 nm
Die Size0 mm²vs438 mm²
Transistorsunknownvs6,200 million
Shaders2048vs2816
Compute Units32vs44
Core clock1605 MHzvs1000 MHz
ROPs64vs64
TMUs128vs176

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 5600 XTRadeon R9 290X
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Bus Width192 bitvs512 bit
Memory Speed1500 MHz
12000 MHz effective
vs1250 MHz
5000 MHz effective
Memory Size6144 Mbvs4096 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 5600 XTRadeon R9 290X
TDP180 wattsvs290 watts
Release DateUNRELEASEDvs24 Oct 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 5600 XT
    121.90 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 290X
    64.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 5600 XT
    243.80 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 290X
    176.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 5600 XT
    288.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 290X
    320.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 5600 XT
    7803.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 290X
    5632.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon RX 5600 XT
    95
  • Radeon R9 290X
    49

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon RX 5600 XT
    63
  • Radeon R9 290X
    39

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • Radeon RX 5600 XT
    34
  • Radeon R9 290X
    24

FPS (higher is better)