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AMD Radeon R9 380X

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13 Dec 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 273 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Running at 1080p this card gets a weak frame rate from Borderlands 3 with 17 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which returns a weak 0 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Cyberpunk 2077 which we predict will get a weak 0 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R9 380X by playing Borderlands 3 which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 33FPS, M: 26FPS, H: 18FPS, U: 13FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 0 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Cyberpunk 2077 which is predicted to get 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 Ti 6GB, as it can run 894 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 97% 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 765 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 54% better performance.
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The Radeon R9 380X was released on 19 Nov 2015

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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
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2048
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Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
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4096 MB
Memory Speed
1425 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
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Memory Bandwidth
182.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
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DVI Connection
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HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
0
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Core Speed
970 MHz
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190 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
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8 GB
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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
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Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 16% 47%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21% 47%
Cyberpunk 2077 10% 101%
Halo: Reach 79% 53%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 73% 101%
Detroit: Become Human 33% 122%
Borderlands 3 5% 55%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 10% 101%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 53% 41%
FIFA 20 43% 22%
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Even though it says that this GPU needs a 550W PSU ,do you think a Cougar CMD 500W will work it out?It is a pretty good PSU in my opinion.

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I could tell if you tell me whole rig :D

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With rest of your pc, It might mork but the max power that your pc needs will be few watts more than it can deliver…
But not a very big difference I think.

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Well now I have an r9 380 borrowed from a friend and it works fine,but I want to get my own and I'm not sure that r9 380x can handle my PSU.My specs are:
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I think 380x will be a little of the power.. But only a few watts :D
I would recommend to try to upgrade psu as well :D
It will surely run but might not give performance upto its capacity :D
550 W is optimal

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I have a friend which has an r9 280x and runs it on 450W PSU with no problem.The r9 280x max power is 250W and this one is 220W.I hope that i won't have any problems with it.And i can't buy a new PSU since mine is just 1 month old.

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In that case, u can..

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This GFX card is coming out on November 15 2015, cant wait to see some benchmarks…

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Any news about this card?

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Yeah its looks like its coming out in November 2015 you can see more here

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Should i wait for this or just get r9 380 4gb?(building rig before fallout 4)

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this is going to be lot more powerfull then r9 380 r9 380 is rebranded r9 285 so its less powerfull then r9 280x id say if you can wait for 380x or get r9 290

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Thanks for a reply! In Finland r9 290 costs as much as r9 390(-350€).Then I'll buy this if it releases in my country atleast week before fallout4.(Assuming there will be 50€ difference between this and r9 390 as my gpu budget is max 300

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I heard this will be a Tonga architecture, Anyone?

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Antigua GPU which is a renamed Tonga GPU :D

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Yup I know Pip, I knew you would answer, just messing :D lol!

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GRRR :P

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hehe

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but seriously, if the 380X doesn't come up to my expectations then I'll wait for the Arctic Islands. I need a budget middle class gaming card. Hope they change it to 384 bit bus memory. My 280X still freaking awesome. :) and a Windows 10 and DX12 ready.

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It looks like 380X is gone be out in late October, could this mean that 960 TI could also be release soon ?

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Hopefully yes, good thinking! ;)

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I doubt there will be a 960 Ti,hope so but doubt it.

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There is a HUGE Performance Gap between GeForce GTX 960 and GeForce GTX 970.
Of course NVIDIA will farm for $249 with GeForce GTX 960 Ti.

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Guess well see huh :)

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But lets be honest,it probably wont do to good cause most people already have a 960/970 and a 960 use most likely wont get a 960 Ti as an upgrade and personally id just save up $70 more and get a 970.

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there are a lot of gamers out there with GeForce GTX 750 Ti, GeForce GTX 660 and GeForce GTX 660 Ti that didn't upgrade to GeForce GTX 960 because it wasn't worth it and didn't upgrade to GeForce GTX 970 because it was too expensive :P

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Actually it was worth getting a 960 from a 750 Ti and 660,660 Ti not so much but its still worth getting :P But i get your point. But still if you are gonna spend $250 on a 960 Ti it would be better just saving up a bit more and getting ze 970 :)

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I honestly don't think so buddy. Guys with GTX 750 Ti are either gaming at 1600x900 or 1920x1080 and on those Resolutions, not only GTX 750 Ti is still pretty decent but GeForce GTX 970 is an overkill.
GeForce GTX 960 Ti might be the Graphics Card of the Year IF it is paired with a 256-bit bus and has at least 1536 Shader Processing Units. That would mean that if overclocked it could get pretty close to GeForce GTX 970 but course at the expense of a much higher Power Consumption.

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xD a 970 isn't overkill for 1080p and the 960 is a huge performance gain over a 750 Ti and still a decent upgrade over a 660 so yea a 960 is worth it when upgrading from one of those cards. And i agree that the 960 Ti would be pretty sweet to have but i doubt nvidia will give it a 256bit the past Ti versions of that class has always gotten the sam bus width.But hopefully nvidia will come to their senses and give it a 256bit.

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But then again if they give it a 256bit bus people will just OC the tits out of it and get 970 performance so i doubt nvidia will give it a 256bit for that reason.

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They might. Afterall, it's more of a 192+64 bits bus width, remember? ;)

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Haven though about that tbh xD. But i guess well have to wait and see :P Would be nice to see a 256bit on it :). Still wonder if it will be worth getting though.

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Will it be released on 30 september ? How much could it cost ? Cause i might grab this instead of a r9 380. Also will there be a 4gb version cause 2gb isn t enough these days.

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It looks like this will come with 4GB by default.

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awesome :D

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or 6GB and 384-bit. It's all still in the fog :D

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Looks like a good card to upgrade to. if i sell this card one day.

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So do I grab this or just go with a 390?

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390 if you have the money x)

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After few years, would I be able to crossfire this with my r9 280x?

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I think you can do it with a 380 already? Not sure though.

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Hey you can't crossfire this with your R9-280X. They have different architectures. 280X is a Tahiti XTL architecture and the 380X is an Antigua XT architecture.

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So this actually looks to be a gimped 280x? With a smaller bus and less vram? AMD is so weird with so many of their choices.

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the r9 280x is as fast as a gtx 770, the r9 380 is aready as good give or take 5% depending on the game so the r9 380x will be quite more powerful than the r9 280x.

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