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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition Radeon R7 350
Cyberpunk 2077 11% 414%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1% 370%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2% 355%
Watch Dogs Legion 7% 395%
Godfall 80% 734%
FIFA 21 44% 159%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2% 355%
Grand Theft Auto VI 56% 623%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 59% 636%
Genshin Impact 11% 414%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon R7 350.

The R9 390X has a 60 MHz higher core clock speed and 152 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon R7 350. This results in the R9 390X providing 162.6 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R9 390X has a 60 MHz higher core clock speed and 56 more Render Output Units than the Radeon R7 350. This results in the R9 390X providing 59.8 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon R7 350 was released less than a year after the R9 390X, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The R9 390X has 6144 MB more video memory than the Radeon R7 350, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R9 390X also has superior memory performance overall.

The R9 390X has 310.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R7 350, which means that the memory performance of the R9 390X is massively better than the Radeon R7 350.

The Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition has 2816 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 350 has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 390X is 2537 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 350 is 343. The R9 390X having 2194 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 390X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon R7 350.

The Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition requires 300 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 350 requires 65 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the R9 390X and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the Radeon R7 350. The R9 390X requires 235 Watts more than the Radeon R7 350 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 390X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Radeon R7 350.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1060 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1050 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Grenada XTGCN 1.1 Oland XT
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date18 Jun 2015vs01 Sep 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1150 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth384GB/secvs73.6GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2816vs384
Actual Shader Performance100%vs17%
Texture Mapping Units176vs24
Texture Rate186.6 GTexel/svs24 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs8
Pixel Rate67.8 GPixel/svs8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power300 Wattsvs65 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs1600x900

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 390X, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1060MHz, instead of 1050MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock

Frame Buffer

Cooling Solution
WINDFORCE 2X Cooling System: The airflow is spilt through the triangle design at the fan edge, and is guided smoothly through the fan by special 3D stripe curve design. At the same time, it effectively enhanced the cooling capacity while reducing air turbulence.

Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390X 8GB.
Radeon R7 350 is a Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

The GCN 1.1 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture adds new important technologies and is largely oriented for energy efficiency. New technologies such as PowerTune and TrueAudio are the biggest additions as well as DirectX 11.2 support.

It equips a GPU Codenamed Oland XT which has 6 Compute Units activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit is initially clocked at 1000MHz and goes up to 1050MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1150MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 65W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

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System Suggestions
Radeon R7 350 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Decent Processor (Intel Core i3 Dual Core/AMD FX Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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