Radeon_R9_380
AMD Radeon R9 380

GD Rating

2.6
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How well can the Radeon R9 380 run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon R9 380 GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

How many years will the Radeon R9 380 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 380 in your PC? You should definitely consider replacing this Radeon R9 380 graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 380? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 380 is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 104% more powerful and can run 825 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB, which has 67% better performance and can run 758 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
32 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 380 is released on 18 Jun 2015

Radeon R9 380 Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 380
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.2 Antigua PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
109 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
31 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1792
Driver Support
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Release Price
$199.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1375 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
176GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
970 MHz
Power
Max Power
190 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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8.3
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Radeon R9 380 Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 380 2GB is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.


Architecture
The GCN 1.2 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture improves memory bandwidth performance which allows AMD to produce Graphics Cards with smaller data transfer rates without causing too much impact on the overall performance. This is done by using lossless delta color compression.
GCN 1.2 also adds improved Tesselation and video encoding/decoding performance as well as DirectX 12.0 Support.


GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Antigua PRO which has 28 Compute Units activated and thus offers 1792 Shader Processing Units, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is Clocked at 950MHz.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1375MHz.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 190W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.


Performance
Radeon R9 380 2GB is essentially a faster Radeon R9 285 2GB and competes with GeForce GTX 960 2GB.
Its release Price of $199 doesn't make it a very competitive Graphics Card because it matches GeForce GTX 960 2GB (also available for $199) but has significant less overclock potential, heats more and requires more energy to power up.


System Suggestions
Radeon R9 380 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Strong Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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Radeon R9 380 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
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Graphics Card
77%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 26% 62%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 4% 50%
Genshin Impact 54% 64%
FIFA 21 40% 17%
eFootball PES 2021 25% 17%
Watch Dogs Legion 42% 58%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 16% 67%
Marvel's Avengers 25% 55%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 45% 45%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 29% 135%
Radeon R9 380 Extras
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