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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 380 GeForce GTX 690
Cyberpunk 2077 64% 5%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 50% 4%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 45% 7%
FIFA 21 17% 47%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 45% 7%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 135% 50%
Watch Dogs Legion 58% 1%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 55% 1%
Grand Theft Auto VI 130% 47%
Genshin Impact 64% 5%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R9 380.

The Radeon R9 380 has a 55 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 690, but the GeForce GTX 690 has 144 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon R9 380. As a result, the GeForce GTX 690 exhibits a 125.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Radeon R9 380. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Radeon R9 380 has a 55 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 690, but the GeForce GTX 690 has 32 more Render Output Units than the Radeon R9 380. As a result, the GeForce GTX 690 exhibits a 27.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the Radeon R9 380. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon R9 380 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce GTX 690, and so the Radeon R9 380 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce GTX 690 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 GeForce GTX 690 has 2048 MB more video memory than the Radeon R9 380, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce GTX 690 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce GTX 690 has 208 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R9 380, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 690 is massively better than the Radeon R9 380.

The Radeon R9 380 has 1792 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 690 has 3072. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R9 380 is 1478 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 690 is 3130. The GeForce GTX 690 having 1652 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 690 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon R9 380.

The Radeon R9 380 requires 190 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 690 requires 300 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the Radeon R9 380 and a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the GeForce GTX 690. The GeForce GTX 690 requires 110 Watts more than the Radeon R9 380 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 690 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Radeon R9 380.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed970 MHzvs915 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1019 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.2 Antigua PROKepler GK104-355-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date18 Jun 2015vs03 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
8.3
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10
2560x1440
6.2
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7.8
3840x2160
4.6
vs green tick
5.7

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1375 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth176GB/secvs384GB/sec
L2 Cache 768 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1792vs3072
Actual Shader Performance71%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units112vs256
Texture Rate108.6 GTexel/svs234.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs64
Pixel Rate31 GPixel/svs58.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs3
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections1vs1
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power190 Wattsvs300 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs650 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R9 380 2GB is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
The GCN 1.2 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture improves memory bandwidth performance which allows AMD to produce Graphics Cards with smaller data transfer rates without causing too much impact on the overall performance. This is done by using lossless delta color compression.
GCN 1.2 also adds improved Tesselation and video encoding/decoding performance as well as DirectX 12.0 Support.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Antigua PRO which has 28 Compute Units activated and thus offers 1792 Shader Processing Units, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is Clocked at 950MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1375MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 190W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.

Performance
Radeon R9 380 2GB is essentially a faster Radeon R9 285 2GB and competes with GeForce GTX 960 2GB.
Its release Price of $199 doesn't make it a very competitive Graphics Card because it matches GeForce GTX 960 2GB (also available for $199) but has significant less overclock potential, heats more and requires more energy to power up.

System Suggestions
Radeon R9 380 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Strong Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
GeForce GTX 690 is a dual-GPU graphics card solution of two GeForce GTX 680 (not SLI) and part of the 600 Series released by NVIDIA in 2012.
As usual and a hindrance of dual-GPU graphics cards, the clock frequencies had to be reduced. However, NVIDIA managed to almost double-cross this problem by developing Turbo Boost technology that sets the GPU's core clock from 915 to 1019MHz. The other specs, such as the number of cores, memory speed, and memory bandwidth per GPU are the same on both cards.
The Performance is mind-blowing and indicated for gamers that use demanding technologies, such as Tesselation, paired with extreme resolutions and on games already Very Demanding from the start, such as Metro 2033 and The Witcher 2. GeForce GTX 690 is less expensive and energy consuming than GTX 680 put in Dual SLI.
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