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AMD Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition run games
28 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 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.

This PC hardware performance game review for the Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition graphics card, when running 2020 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. This graphics hardware can run 301 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition can run Watch Dogs Legion at 1080p and saw it return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 124 FPS, Medium: 98 FPS, High: 66 FPS and Ultra: 47 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Cyberpunk 2077 is predicted to return a reasonable 46 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Watch Dogs Legion to see how the Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 95 FPS, Medium: 75 FPS, High: 50 FPS and Ultra: 36 FPS. Next we looked at Cyberpunk 2077 which we predict will be playable with a 35 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Genshin Impact that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 34. 1440p gaming on the Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition 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 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 37% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 821 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 47% better and can meet 924 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition was released on 18 Jun 2015

Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Grenada XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
188 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
1070 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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10
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7.8
5.9
Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 390X, created by Asus.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1070MHz, instead of 1050MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Exclusive DirectCU III cooling technology features two exclusive 10 mm direct-GPU contact heat-pipes that transports 40% more heat away from the GPU and outperform reference designs, achieving up to 30% cooler gaming performance.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 1% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390X 8GB.


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Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
18%
RAM
12GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 16% 9%
Watch Dogs Legion 5% 6%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 36% 0%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 44% 3%
FIFA 21 60% 45%
Genshin Impact 69% 10%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3% 3%
eFootball PES 2021 50% 45%
Ghostrunner 37% 3%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 16% 4%
Radeon R9 390X Asus DirectCU III Strix Gaming OC 8GB Edition Extras
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