Radeon_R9_390_Sapphire_Nitro_8GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition run games
22 Jan 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Game performance for the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2021. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 130 games in the list.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a playable frame rate from Resident Evil 8 with 42 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War which returns a reasonable 49 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Battlefield 6 which we predict will get a playable 28 FPS.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition at 1440p and researched how Resident Evil 8 might perform on it leading us to predict a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 84 FPS, Medium: 66 FPS, High: 44 FPS and Ultra: 32 FPS. We then checked out Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 98FPS, M: 77FPS, H: 52FPS, U: 37FPS. And another popular game was Battlefield 6 with predictions of L: 39FPS, M: 30FPS, H: 26FPS, U: 21FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition, this is a suitable graphics card for this larger screen res. In some cases we might expect some graphics option tweaks down from Ultra to High to help improve FPS stability when gaming at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition in your PC? We think this Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition has around 6-12 months until an upgrade should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 44% better and can run 811 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB, which is 24% more powerful and can run 759 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
64 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition is released on 18 Jun 2015

Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Grenada PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
160
Texture Rate
162 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
65 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2560
Driver Support
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Release Price
$329.00
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
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1010 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 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1010MHz, instead of 1000MHz.


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 no Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390.


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Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
33%
RAM
13GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 11% 15%
Hitman 3 50% 50%
Resident Evil 8 59% 15%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 33% 5%
FIFA 21 58% 42%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2% 62%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 41% 2%
Genshin Impact 68% 15%
Far Cry 6 2% 67%
The Medium 7% 44%
Radeon R9 390 Sapphire Nitro 8GB Edition Extras
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