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AMD Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X 8GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X 8GB Edition run games
25 Mar 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X 8GB Edition graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2020. In particular we focus on how well the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X 8GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 488 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

Running at 1080p this card gets a reasonable frame rate from Black Mesa with 56 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Cyberpunk 2077 which is predicted to return a playable 25 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Halo: The Master Chief Collection which we saw getting a playable 40 FPS.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Black Mesa to see how the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X 8GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 112 FPS, Medium: 88 FPS, High: 59 FPS and Ultra: 42 FPS. Next we looked at Cyberpunk 2077 which we predict will be weak with a 19 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Halo: The Master Chief Collection that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 30. In summary we feel the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X 8GB Edition running at 1440p 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 390X Sapphire Tri-X 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X 8GB Edition in your PC? This Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X 8GB Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X 8GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X 8GB Edition is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which is 41% more powerful and can run 872 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X 8GB Edition would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which meets 950 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 48% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X 8GB Edition is released on 18 Jun 2015

Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X 8GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Grenada XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
186 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
68 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2816
Driver Support
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Release Price
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
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1055 MHz
Power
Max Power
375 Watts
PSU
750 Watt & 50 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 390X, created by Sapphire.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1055MHz, instead of 1050MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Both the Operating Memory Clock and Frame Buffer remain the same.


Cooling Solution
Tri-X cooler Features dual ball bearings in each of the three fans for higher reliability and enhanced Intelligent Fan Control (IFC-II) which turns off the fans for silent operation under light load.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390X 8GB.


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Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X 8GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
10%
RAM
11GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Doom Eternal 7% 7%
Half-Life: Alyx 11% 59%
Cyberpunk 2077 35% 44%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 59% 1%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2% 60%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 67% 1%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 35% 44%
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 52% 1%
Minecraft RTX 56% 88%
Ori and the Will of the Wisps 52% 3%
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