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AMD Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition run games
25 Mar 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB 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.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2020 popular games. This short Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 113 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition shows us that Ori and the Will of the Wisps is getting a playable result of 29 FPS, and then we are seeing Grand Theft Auto VI predicted to return a weak 0 FPS while another game on our list is the Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord which is predicted to get 23 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Grand Theft Auto VI and predict it will be weak. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We added Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord to our research and predict it will be weak with a 18 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Ori and the Will of the Wisps which got 22 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition PC gaming is not going to be able to maintain a playable game at this resolution.

How many years will the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition in your PC? There is around 6-12 months of top end gaming left in this card, at which point its graphics card replacement time, assuming the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition is part of your PC gaming machine.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 872 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 106% better performance. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 62% better and can meet 726 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
32 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition is released on 18 Jun 2015

Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.2 Antigua PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
110 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
32 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1792
Driver Support
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Release Price
$229.00
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
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
985 MHz
Power
Max Power
225 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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Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Performance Radeon R9 380, created by Sapphire.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 985MHz, instead of 970MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Two-ball bearing: Dual ball bearings on the fan spindles ensure smooth running and long life and are designed to keep out dust. A quiet cooling solution, Two ball-bearing fan features a high-efficiency blade design.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 1% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 380.


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Radeon R9 380 Sapphire Dual-X OC 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
56%
RAM
11GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Doom Eternal 56% 56%
Half-Life: Alyx 62% 132%
Cyberpunk 2077 5% 111%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 40% 48%
Grand Theft Auto VI 43% 135%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 51% 48%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5% 111%
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 30% 48%
Minecraft RTX 128% 176%
Ori and the Will of the Wisps 30% 42%
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