Radeon_R9_380_MSI_Gaming_4GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 380 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition

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2.9
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How well can the Radeon R9 380 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon R9 380 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition 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 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 380 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition in your PC? You should definitely consider replacing this Radeon R9 380 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 380 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 100% better and can meet 852 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 380 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB which meets 789 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 63% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
34 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 380 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition was released on 18 Jun 2015

Radeon R9 380 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 380 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.2 Antigua PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
112 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
32 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1792
Driver Support
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Release Price
$239.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1450 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
185.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 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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10
8.4
6.2
4.6
Radeon R9 380 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 380 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Performance Radeon R9 380, created by MSI.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1000MHz, instead of 970MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1450MHz, instead of 1375MHz.


Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB: a gimmick which doesn't yield any performance boost and can be considered marketing to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.


Cooling Solution
MSI’s Twin Frozr V Thermal Designs are equipped with Zero Frozr technology which was first introduced by MSI back in 2008. Zero Frozr technology eliminates fan noise in low-load situations by stopping the fans when they are not needed. Compared to other graphics cards, there is no continuous hum of airflow to tell you there's a powerful graphics card in your gaming rig.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 2% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 380.


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Radeon R9 380 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
61%
RAM
11GB
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Grounded 56% 26%
Radeon R9 380 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition Extras
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