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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 390X PowerColor Devil 8GB Edition Radeon R9 360 (OEM)
Hitman 3 43% 320%
Cyberpunk 2077 10% 223%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 0% 195%
Resident Evil 8 10% 223%
FIFA 21 45% 63%
Grand Theft Auto VI 54% 354%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3% 186%
Genshin Impact 10% 223%
Far Cry 6 59% 367%
The Medium 37% 303%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 390X PowerColor Devil 8GB Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon R9 360 (OEM).

The R9 390X has a 100 MHz higher core clock speed and 128 more Texture Mapping Units than the R9 360. This results in the R9 390X providing 145.6 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 100 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Render Output Units than the R9 360. This results in the R9 390X providing 54.4 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 286.4 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 PowerColor Devil 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 2633 and the actual shader performance of the R9 360 is 685. The R9 390X having 1948 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 PowerColor Devil 8GB Edition requires 275 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 360 (OEM) requires 85 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the R9 390X and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the R9 360. The R9 390X requires 190 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 Speed1100 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 Date13 Aug 2015vs07 May 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1525 MHzvs1625 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth390.4GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2816vs768
Actual Shader Performance100%vs33%
Texture Mapping Units176vs48
Texture Rate193.6 GTexel/svs48 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs16
Pixel Rate70.4 GPixel/svs16 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs2

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power275 Wattsvs85 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Watts & 50 Ampsvs450 Watts & 33 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 i3-4370 3.8GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs1600x900

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GPU Mini Review

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

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1100MHz, instead of 1050MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1525MHz, instead of 1500MHz.

Frame Buffer

Cooling Solution
Hybrid Cooling: Combine both air-cooling and watercooling to one perfect hybrid system to maintain higher over clock performance with lower temperature.

Benchmarks Indicate a 2% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390X 8GB.
Radeon R9 360 (OEM) is an OEM only, Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Graphics Core Next 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 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.

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.

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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