Radeon RX 570 vs Radeon R9 290X

Radeon RX 570
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 1 Apr 2017
Radeon RX 570
Radeon R9 290X
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 24 Oct 2013
Radeon R9 290X

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon RX 570
    103%
  • Radeon R9 290X
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 570

170 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon R9 290X .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

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.

No clear winner declared

These graphics cards seems to have comparable performance based on the game benchmark suite used (12 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 570Radeon R9 290X
GPU NameEllesmere (Ellesmere PRO)vsHawaii (Hawaii XT)
Fab Process14 nmvs28 nm
Die Size232 mm²vs438 mm²
Transistors5,700 millionvs6,200 million
Shaders2048vs2816
Compute Units32vs44
Core clock926 MHzvs1000 MHz
ROPs32vs64
TMUs128vs176

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 570Radeon R9 290X
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs512 bit
Memory Speed1650 MHz
6600 MHz effective
vs1250 MHz
5000 MHz effective
Memory Size4096 Mbvs4096 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 570Radeon R9 290X
TDP120 wattsvs290 watts
Release Date1 Apr 2017vs24 Oct 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 570
    38.60 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 290X
    64.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 570
    154.40 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 290X
    176.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 570
    211.20 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 290X
    320.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 570
    4940.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 290X
    5632.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX 570
    69
  • Radeon R9 290X
    68

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon RX 570
    82
  • Radeon R9 290X
    83

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • Radeon RX 570
    71
  • Radeon R9 290X
    60

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • Radeon RX 570
    58
  • Radeon R9 290X
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX 570
    48
  • Radeon R9 290X
    50

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon RX 570
    56
  • Radeon R9 290X
    58

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • Radeon RX 570
    48
  • Radeon R9 290X
    43

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • Radeon RX 570
    42
  • Radeon R9 290X
    39

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • Radeon RX 570
    26
  • Radeon R9 290X
    28

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • Radeon RX 570
    30
  • Radeon R9 290X
    31

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • Radeon RX 570
    25
  • Radeon R9 290X
    24

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • Radeon RX 570
    24
  • Radeon R9 290X
    24

FPS (higher is better)