Radeon_R9_380_(OEM)
AMD Radeon R9 380 (OEM)

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How well can the Radeon R9 380 (OEM) run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A mid level piece of gaming hardware, this Radeon R9 380 (OEM) graphics card can still meet and run indie system requirements and some of the less demanding AAA games. All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2019 popular games. This short Radeon R9 380 (OEM) game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. The Radeon R9 380 (OEM) can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 163 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon R9 380 (OEM) can run Cyberpunk 2077 at 1080p and predict it will return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Halo: Reach returns a strong 94 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon R9 380 (OEM) at 1440p and researched how Cyberpunk 2077 might perform on it leading us to predict a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We then checked out Halo: Reach which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 189FPS, M: 149FPS, H: 100FPS, U: 72FPS. And another popular game was The Outer Worlds that returned L: 61FPS, M: 48FPS, H: 33FPS, U: 23FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the Radeon R9 380 (OEM) is a perfectly suitable selection of hardware for theis larger screen size. If a game at 1440p struggles a bit or experiences a frame drop then you can tweak settings in game to help get it stable. This might mean lowering it to medium or low in some specific options.

How many years will the Radeon R9 380 (OEM) graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 380 (OEM) in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon R9 380 (OEM) is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 380 (OEM)? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 380 (OEM) would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 898 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 124% better performance. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 380 (OEM) would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which meets 671 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 65% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
23 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 380 (OEM) is released on 07 May 2015

Radeon R9 380 (OEM) Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 380 (OEM)
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.2 Tonga PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
103 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
29 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1792
Driver Support
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Release Price
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
512KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
918 MHz
Power
Max Power
190 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 37 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 380 (OEM) Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 380 (OEM) is an OEM only, Performance Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Graphics Core Next 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 Tonga PRO which is essentially a cut-down version of the Tahiti PRO GPU previously used on Radeon HD 7950. It offers 1792 Shader Processing Units, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The central unit runs at 918MHz.


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.


Features
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Crossfire, Mantle, PowerTune, TrueAudio, Eyefinity, ZeroCore, HD3D, App Acceleration and other technologies.


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 (OEM) is a direct rebrand of Radeon R9 285. Therefore, it offers exactly the same performance.
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 1080p (1920x1080) Radeon R9 380 (OEM) is almost as fast as GeForce GTX 670 and surpasses GeForce GTX 760 considerably.


System Suggestions
We recommend a decent Quad Core Processor (Intel Core i5 Quad Core/AMD FX Six Core) and 8GB of RAM for a system with Radeon R9 380 (OEM).


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Radeon R9 380 (OEM) 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 5% 67%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9% 67%
Halo: Reach 77% 47%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 69% 130%
FIFA 20 35% 11%
Borderlands 3 8% 77%
Cyberpunk 2077 3% 130%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 64% 56%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 52% 93%
eFootball PES 2020 19% 14%
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2014
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So which one is better?? The new R9 380 or GTX 960??

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2017
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hard to say, both kinda neck to neck. though this one has a 256-bit bus, the 960 have a 128bit and is only less than 8% better (the EVGA SSC version at least) but this one has a higher wattage.

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even though there is a huge controversy with the 960 4gb it took it over the r9 380. no regrets here. playing arkham knight on max and a 15% overclock stable

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2012
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Finally it's released! Will I be able to add this to my rig?
Is it worth it or wait for pascal..?

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Anyone? :/

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2012
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32 GB

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I'd say wait. This is nothing but an HD7970 (not even GHz Edition - as that one is more powerful) with yet another name (as if R9 280X wasn't already an effing rebrand) - it's just a re-re-brand. Typical AMD style. This GPU is more than 3 years old for f_u_ck's sake. Wait for Pascal.

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Hmm.. btw when does Pascal release? Cuz my GPU needs an upgrade really bad.. It still kicks ass but not completely. :D

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2012
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Update: This Graphics Card is now correctly ranked!

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