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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition GeForce GTX 770 Leadtek Hurricane III Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 13% 40%
Halo: Reach 64% 55%
Cyberpunk 2077 55% 93%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 13% 40%
Doom Eternal 3% 21%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 55% 93%
Grand Theft Auto VI 73% 115%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 30% 13%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 55% 93%
Need For Speed Heat 13% 40%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 Leadtek Hurricane III Edition.

The GTX 770 has a 84 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 290, but the R9 290 has 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 770. As a result, the R9 290 exhibits a 20.4 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 770. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 770 has a 84 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 290, but the R9 290 has 32 more Render Output Units than the GTX 770. As a result, the R9 290 exhibits a 28.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 770. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R9 290 was released less than a year after the GTX 770, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 770 Leadtek Hurricane III Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The R9 290 has 95.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 770, which means that the memory performance of the R9 290 is massively better than the GTX 770.

The Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition has 2560 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 770 Leadtek Hurricane III Edition has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 290 is 2122 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 770 is 1706. The R9 290 having 416 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 290 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 770.

The Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition requires 250 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 770 Leadtek Hurricane III Edition requires 230 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the R9 290 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 770. The R9 290 requires 20 Watts more than the GTX 770 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the R9 290 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 770.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed975 MHzvs1059 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1111 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Hawaii PROKepler GK104-425-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date05 Nov 2013vs30 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
9.6
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8.7
2560x1440
7.3
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6.3
3840x2160
5.6
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4.7

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1752 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth320GB/secvs224.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2560vs1536
Actual Shader Performance100%vs82%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units160vs128
Texture Rate156 GTexel/svs135.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate62.4 GPixel/svs33.9 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power250 Wattsvs230 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R9 290 Club3D royalKing 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 290, created by Club3D.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 975MHz, instead of 947MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
CLUB3D CoolStream Cooling Solution.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 3% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 290.
GeForce GTX 770 Leadtek Hurricane III Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 770.
This edition comes with a custom triple fan cooling solution which by itself should allow a slight performance boost, as GeForce GTX 770 benefits from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Also, it has been overclocked out of the box from 1046MHz to 1059MHz while its boost clock is now of 1111MHz. The memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
Note: This card has 2GB and 4GB versions. Both offer the same performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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