Radeon_R9_380X
AMD Radeon R9 380X

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How well can the Radeon R9 380X run games
28 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 282 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Running at 1080p this card gets a strong frame rate from FIFA 20 with 102 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Borderlands 3 which returns a weak 17 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 FIFA 20 which yielded a good performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 176FPS, M: 146FPS, H: 107FPS, U: 78FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Borderlands 3 and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 13 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 a reasonable performance fit for this resolution. Some of the more resource intensive games may well need a few graphical tweak to get the most out of the graphics card at this 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 897 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 668 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 was released on 19 Nov 2015

Radeon R9 380X Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
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
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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
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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%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21% 47%
Halo: Reach 79% 53%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 73% 101%
Borderlands 3 5% 55%
Cyberpunk 2077 10% 101%
FIFA 20 43% 22%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 94% 33%
eFootball PES 2020 29% 0%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 58% 69%
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R9 380x is anything confirmed about this card or is it just a prediction

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It's confirmed a Antigua XT GPU is coming. Radeon R9 380X is an obvious gap :P

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Thank you

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Any news about a gtx 960ti?

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looks like a remake of the 7970.

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Yes, but with GCN 1.2 and HPM/HPC.

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Graphics Card added on 27/06/2015. Rank & Specifications Predicted.

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No pip this high end card should be ranked 10! btw gd admins all full of nvidia fanboys!

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I don't believe so. The Rank is based on performance compared to the best(single) gpu out there. The r9 380x is not close to the performance of the fury, fury X, gtx 980ti and gtx titan.

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ok btw the performance of GTX-780 is not close to fury.fury X,980-Ti and the titan X then why is it ranked 10?

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It's not compared to the best GPU.
We set a GPU each year. Currently it's Radeon HD 7990.

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oh, well the hd7990 used to be the best GPU :D
But yeah I got it, it's compared to a really, really high-end GPU.

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Well I change it to Radeon R9 295X2 mine becomes a Rank 6 which is not adequate lol
I've got this all thought through

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As usual :)

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ok as u say but my reputation :/

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I don't downvote 99% of the time and I didn't downvote you, that's why I dislike the reputation system ATM…
There should be a normal reply and a disagree reply, for every like the disagree reply gets the original reply gets one lower and for every agree the original reply gets the disagree reply gets one lower.

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know why ure named psychoman :v

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huh?

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forget it!

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