Radeon_R9_390
AMD Radeon R9 390

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

A strong performing piece of hardware, Radeon R9 390 can still meet a lot of the game system requirements of modern games. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

How well will the Radeon R9 390 run 2019 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 599 games in todays list.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare getting 47 FPS with the Radeon R9 390, The Outer Worlds getting 57 FPS and FIFA 20 getting 142 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon R9 390 performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 95 FPS, Medium: 75 FPS, High: 50 FPS and Ultra: 36 FPS. We then checked the performance on The Outer Worlds to see if that runs well. It was playable with a 43 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the Radeon R9 390 we get the impression that it is probably one of the better high resolution gaming options on the graphics card market. You can consider pushing most games up to 4K with this gpu and Ultra 1440p is going to be a regular occurrence for gaming today.

How many years will the Radeon R9 390 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 390 in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 390? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 390 then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB as this is better than 901 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 40% better performance as well. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 21% better and can run 863 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
66 FPS
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The Radeon R9 390 was released on 18 Jun 2015

Radeon R9 390 Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Grenada PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
160 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
64 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2560
Driver Support
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Release Price
$329.00
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
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 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 1440
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Resolution Performance
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Radeon R9 390 Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 390 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 PRO which has 60 Compute Units activated and thus offers 2560 Shader Processing Units, 160 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 1000MHz.


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 275W, it requires at least a 750W PSU with one available 6-pin and one available 8-pin connectors.


Performance
Radeon R9 390 8GB competes with GeForce GTX 970 and is essentially a Higher Clocked Radeon R9 290 with the addition of twice as much video memory (8GB against 4GB).
It proves to be slower than GeForce GTX 970 at resolutions up to 1920x1080 but takes the lead beyond that.
However, the lack of DirectX 12.1 Support paired with the enormous Power Consumption (almost twice as much as GeForce GTX 970) and the Gimmicked 8GB Frame Buffer, makes it an extremely uncompetitive product.


System Suggestions
Radeon R9 390 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a Very Strong Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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Radeon R9 390 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 40% 6%
Death Stranding 35% 46%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 43% 6%
Need For Speed Heat 41% 6%
Cyberpunk 2077 35% 46%
Planet Zoo 44% 14%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 80% 46%
Diablo 4 28% 46%
Borderlands 3 32% 12%
FIFA 20 59% 44%
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can i buy this without any problems ?


also would this be enough to run any new game out there ? i know silly question, but i need to be sure.

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2012
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yes its good low budget high end gpu you can play any game

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Can i use this GPU with 500 watts PSU?

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no u cant if you are using with 500 watt psu your psu will burn use any 600 watt or more psu

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Can I Buy it with no issues ?

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Should work just fine with your CPU.

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can i upgrade my current gpu to this without bottleneck

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there shouldn't be any bottleneck

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im looking for a new gpu and i could use some help, the once im potentaily thinking about buying would be the 7990, the gtx 970 or r9 390, all of them i could get for around 300 to 350 buckoronies, ty for reading :)

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If you are going for a 1080p res. go for a 970, but if you are going to take a 1440p or 4k monitor get a 390.

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I got this card and performance wise is awesome. I got a question; what is the temperature limit for this card? I was just wondering this so I can keep eye on.

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I'm assuming that it will have the same temperature limit of the R9 290/290X considering they're pretty similar, so 95C, but it would probably be preferred to keep it under 85C.

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Thanks, that is damn high. so far I have never gone above 55C (even after 5 hours playing games like GTA and Fallout 4) and idle is usually at 30C for me :)

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Wow… that's extremely good. I'll hit maybe 76C- in things like Witcher 3 or BF4.

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Thinking about getting the r9 390, anyone know if it´s a soldid upgrade? Cheers!

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680 is still good card, keep it until new cards are released

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Yeah that´s exactly what i´ve been thinking about, still good to make sure ;D
Let´s hope they release the new line of cards around August then.
Thanks mate

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Amd probably will, Nvidia I am not so sure, probably Q3-Q4

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will this be able to run on my corsair cx 750?

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no doubt

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5% better!

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Hi, I am thinking up upgrading with this card as well as getting 8 more gigs of ram. Will my cpu be bottlenecked with this addition?

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not really… go for it

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