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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition Radeon R9 360 (OEM)
Cyberpunk 2077 11% 223%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1% 195%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2% 186%
Watch Dogs Legion 7% 211%
Godfall 80% 424%
FIFA 21 44% 63%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2% 186%
Grand Theft Auto VI 56% 354%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 59% 363%
Genshin Impact 11% 223%

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 R9 360 (OEM).

The R9 390X has a 60 MHz higher core clock speed and 128 more Texture Mapping Units than the R9 360. This results in the R9 390X providing 138.6 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 48 more Render Output Units than the R9 360. This results in the R9 390X providing 51.8 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 R9 390X was released less than a year after the R9 360, 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 R9 360, 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 280 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R9 360, which means that the memory performance of the R9 390X is massively better than the R9 360.

The Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition has 2816 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 360 (OEM) has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 390X is 2537 and the actual shader performance of the R9 360 is 685. The R9 390X having 1852 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 R9 360.

The Radeon R9 390X Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition requires 300 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 360 (OEM) requires 85 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the R9 390X and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the R9 360. The R9 390X requires 215 Watts more than the R9 360 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 R9 360.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1060 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1050 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Grenada XTGCN 1.1 Tobago PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date18 Jun 2015vs07 May 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs
9.9
1600x900
10
green tick vs
7.7
1920x1080
10
green tick vs
5.9
2560x1440
7.7
green tick vs
4.2
3840x2160
5.9
green tick vs
2.5

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1625 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth384GB/secvs104GB/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 Units2816vs768
Actual Shader Performance100%vs33%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units176vs48
Texture Rate186.6 GTexel/svs48 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs16
Pixel Rate67.8 GPixel/svs16 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs2
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power300 Wattsvs85 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs450 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i3-4370 3.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

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
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.

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.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390X 8GB.
Overview
Radeon R9 360 (OEM) is an OEM only, Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture.

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.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Tobago PRO which is essentially a cut-down version of the Bonaire XTX GPU previously used on Radeon R7 260X. It offers 768 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1000MHz and goes up to 1050MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1625MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 85W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 6-pin connectors.

Performance
Radeon R9 360 (OEM) is a cut-down power optimized Radeon R7 260X. Therefore, its performance stands somewhere between Radeon R7 260X and the weaker Radeon R7 260.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Strong Dual Core Processor (Intel Core i3 Quad Core/AMD FX Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for a system with Radeon R9 360 (OEM).
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