Radeon_R9_380X
AMD Radeon R9 380X

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How well can the Radeon R9 380X run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

One of the more powerful mid range graphics cards, the Radeon R9 380X might struggle sometimes with the more system demanding game requirements. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

What FPS performance can the Radeon R9 380X get on latest AAA 2019 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 307 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Running at 1080p this card gets a playable frame rate from Need For Speed Heat with 27 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Cyberpunk 2077 which is predicted to return a weak 0 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which we saw getting a weak 0 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R9 380X by playing Need For Speed Heat which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 53FPS, M: 42FPS, H: 28FPS, U: 20FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Cyberpunk 2077 and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which gets weak results with a 0FPS on Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon R9 380X is not powerful enough to deal with the increased resolution.

How many years will the Radeon R9 380X graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 380X in your PC? This Radeon R9 380X 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 380X? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon R9 380X? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 895 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 93% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 380X would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB which meets 684 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 44% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
37 FPS
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The Radeon R9 380X is released on 19 Nov 2015

Radeon R9 380X Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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Architecture
GCN 1.2 Antigua XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
124 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
31 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2048
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
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1425 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
182.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
0
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
970 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
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Radeon R9 380X Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 380X 2GB is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.


Architecture
Radeon R9 380X equips the GPU Codenamed Antigua XT which is a GCN 1.2 GPU and has 32 Compute Units activated, offering 2048 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs.


GPU
The Central Unit is Clocked at 970MHz.


Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 256-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1425MHz.


Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 4GB.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 190W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.


Performance
Essentially, Radeon R9 380X is a Power Optimized Radeon R9 280X. As of November 2015, Radeon R9 380X has no Direct Competitor because the awaited GeForce GTX 960 Ti is yet to be released.
Benchmarks Indicate Solid Performance at 1440p but Radeon R9 380X is still best suited for 1080p Gaming, as most modern demanding games will run with FPS ranging between 20 and 40 at 1440p.


System Suggestions
Radeon R9 380X is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We Recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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Radeon R9 380X vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 16% 47%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 73% 101%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21% 47%
Halo: Reach 79% 53%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 10% 101%
Cyberpunk 2077 10% 101%
Borderlands 3 5% 55%
FIFA 20 43% 22%
Death Stranding 10% 101%
Need For Speed Heat 18% 47%
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this card with my cpu, is a 500w psu enough?

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is it bottleneck to my cpu ? fx 6300

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cpu is bottleneck to it not the other way around

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I don't understand why AMD adopted Delta CC on this GPU and reduced its bandwhidth to 256-Bit… In the theory is was done to reduce TDP (250W vs 190W) without loosing performance, but real consumption tests stated that both GPUs have similar power consumption, and in some games the 380X consumes MORE, WTF?

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Hey guys, i just wanted to ask if my processor can handle two of those r9 380x using crossfire, or if it would be a bottleneck. also, do you recommend buying another r9 380x for crossfire purposes?

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380x CF is good but your cpu is not going to be enough… even with single gpu your cpus is struggling with some titles so i dont recommend going in CF with that cpu

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alright thanks i thought that much. Would it be worth to upgrade this cpu to a 8370 or should i replace the mainboard to get an intel processor when the time has come that my cpu isnt able to handle the newest games?

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would stick to this rig till you dont happy with it but it should play still games for some time now not ultra tho but on dicent settings… i would consider zen or intel for next upgrade fx 8370 would be just side upgrade

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okay, but since zen will also have a different socket than am3+ i will have to exchange my mainboard at some time.
Thanks for the Advise/Assistance:)

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For your resolution CF this GPU is completely overkill, and if you plan VR, sell your and take RX 480 8GB/GTX 1060/GTX 980+, and as longer you have an six-core FX, then are no avaliable AM3+ CPUs that will give you more gaming performance.

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Should I get one of this or wait for RX 470 4GB?

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definitly wait:)

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If they are going to be the same price where you live, then definitely the RX 470. However, if the R9 380X drops in price (people selling them used, seller liquidation) then the 380X will still be a good buy if price significantly.

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Would their be any bottleneck in my PC if I upgraded to this Gpu

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Sorry this question was meant for the new 480 lol

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Can I run 380x and FX 8300 with Zalman 500-LX (500w obviously)

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Man im not familiar with Zelman but i would still go for, at least, 600W.

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friend buy 650 watts psu minimum

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Upgraded my GTX 650ti to R9 380X, grabbed R9 380X for 18,600/- INR
Its a huge performance boost

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buddy i also recommended if you can to OC your cpu wich bottleneck 380x on stock with some OC you could minimaze that alot

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I have already overclocked my CPU to 4.2GHZ air cooled

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well done just keep eye on temp for 60 C max i have mine under 100% load 47 C max 4.3ghz 1.320

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i think u have 380 cuz 380x is yet to launch in india

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I very well know the difference between 380 and 380X, It is not launched in India but can be purchased in India from Amazon.com

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I have a 480w Green PSU
You guys think I will have problems using this card?

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it should work but why upgrade to 380x when you own gtx 960

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its not worth it buy gtx 980 or gtx 980 TI or wait for new gpu series to release

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Well actually it's an opportunity of exchanging it
Had heard the R9 380/380x is pretty much stronger and that 4gb vram is really tempting
Thanks for the help!

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yes it is stronger and also have 4gb of ram so its more future pro and its brand new gpu its also pretty power efficient

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Can my PSU run this?
Delta DPS-460DB-3A
Specifications
Wattage: 460 watts
Input: 100-240V AC, 47-66Hz

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Sorry mate but no it can't …get atleast 500W +80 Bronze or higher..
Something like Thermaltake Smart SE 530W 80+ Bronze…

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