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AMD Radeon R9 390X

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How well can the Radeon R9 390X run games
31 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

The Radeon R9 390X is a high performing piece of gaming hardware, still confidently featuring in PC gamer computers. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

What FPS performance can the Radeon R9 390X get on latest AAA 2019 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 715 games in todays list.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon R9 390X is running FIFA 20 and delivering strong performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 153 frames per second. Comparing this to Cyberpunk 2077 which is predicted to get playable results, where it averages 30 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Microsoft Flight Simulator, which is predicted to run at 31 frames per second.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up FIFA 20 to see how the Radeon R9 390X dealt with it. It scored up a strong series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 262 FPS, Medium: 219 FPS, High: 160 FPS and Ultra: 117 FPS. Next we looked at Cyberpunk 2077 which we predict will be weak with a 23 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Microsoft Flight Simulator that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 23. 1440p gaming on the Radeon R9 390X is easily capable of pc gaming across these screen resolutions. Turn the game settings up to Ultra at 1440p. This GPU is also capable of running a solid FPS across a lot of games at 4K resolution as well.

How many years will the Radeon R9 390X graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 390X in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this Radeon R9 390X

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 390X? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon R9 390X? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 901 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 29% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 390X would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which meets 962 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 39% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
71 FPS
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The Radeon R9 390X was released on 18 Jun 2015

Radeon R9 390X Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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Architecture
GCN 1.1 Grenada XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
185 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
67 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2816
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Release Price
$429.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1500 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
384GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
0
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1050 MHz
Power
Max Power
275 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
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Resolution Performance
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Radeon R9 390X Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 390X is a High-End Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) 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 Grenada XT which has 44 Compute Units activated and thus offers 2816 Shader Processing Units, 176 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 1050MHz.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 512-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 1500MHz.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 290W, it requires at least a 750W PSU with one available 6-pin and one available 8-pin connectors.


Performance
Radeon R9 390X competes with GeForce GTX 980 and is essentially a Higher Clocked Radeon R9 290X with the addition of twice as much video memory (8GB against 4GB).
Its Performance lies somewhere between GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 980, as does its price.
However, the lack of DirectX 12.1 Support paired with the enormous Power Consumption (almost twice as much as GeForce GTX 980) and the Gimmicked 8GB Frame Buffer, makes it an extremely uncompetitive product.
Still, Radeon R9 390X 8GB is around $120 cheaper than GeForce GTX 980 and performs reasonably better at 4K, though it is still best suited for 2560x1600.


System Suggestions
Radeon R9 390X is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a Very Strong Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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Radeon R9 390X vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 44% 2%
Death Stranding 39% 35%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 47% 2%
Need For Speed Heat 45% 2%
Cyberpunk 2077 39% 35%
Planet Zoo 48% 6%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 82% 35%
Diablo 4 33% 35%
Borderlands 3 37% 4%
FIFA 20 62% 48%
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Is a 600w psu good for this

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How is this identical to the Nano?
I guess it's to do with average speeds?

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A 10% performance increase over the 290x. That may seem bad, but when Intel makes a 10% boost we all PRAISE THEM. Sure Intel changes architecture, but it's 10% just the same. If anything it's even more impressive they got 10% more out of running the same exact chip.


Plus it's not their 650$ card anymore like the 290x was- the FuryX is.

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More VRAM and slightly overclock with a better power consumption compared the R9 290x. Basically a better 4k support, but still can't play it that well for AAA titles. No cards really can so far.

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Just wondering… when it comes to AMD, which manufacturer you guys suggest?

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Sapphire. Sapphire is AMD's consumer brand outlet and only makes AMD products. Just like EVGA is Nvidia's consumer brand outlet.


Both brands have AMAZING customer support because they're the closest to buying first party you can get. If not them, Gigabyte- their cards can be LOUD, but run solid.

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Thx dude

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A 290X Rebrand, what a nice inventions ..

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as per specs its more or less same performer as GTX 970 :/

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yes, it says 0% when I am on this page

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Rx-3xx series dissapoints.. T_T
Now I know why AMD stock has dropped.
R9 380 is just the same as R9 280x.
This series was really over-hyped.
I hope the Fury be as good as advertised.

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AMD really dissapointed its lovers with the whole r-300 series and even with the fury series
the so called R9-FURY X can't beat the 980-ti and the previous benchmakrs say that the R9-390X is better than the Titan x!!
WTF was that?? http://wccftech.com/amd-r9-390x-nvidia-gtx-980ti-titanx-benchmarks/

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wccftech is a **ty website foe everything my fellow Pakistani

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ok ive seen many people saying that wccftech is not a good website but those benchmarks were on many others tech sites too!! Now what?

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bro, those benchmarks are rumors, that the company themselves leak to create hype, they are rarely true!

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That 8GB VRAM though… XDDD

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