Radeon_R9_380X_Sapphire_Nitro_4GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

One of the more powerful mid range graphics cards, the Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition might struggle sometimes with the more system demanding game requirements. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

How well will the Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition run 2019 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. This graphics hardware can run 308 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 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition can run Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order at 1080p and saw it return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 4 FPS, Medium: 3 FPS, High: 2 FPS and Ultra: 2 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Cyberpunk 2077 is predicted to return a weak 0 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition by playing Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 3FPS, M: 2FPS, H: 2FPS, U: 1FPS. 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 Microsoft Flight Simulator which is predicted to get weak results with a 1FPS on Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition is going to underperform if you try and run modern games.

How many years will the Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, as it can run 896 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 87% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB, which is 38% more powerful and can run 665 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
42 FPS
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The Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition was released on 19 Nov 2015

Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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Architecture
GCN 1.2 Antigua XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
133 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
33 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2048
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Release Price
$249.99
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
1500 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
192GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1040 MHz
Power
Max Power
225 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
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8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Performance Radeon R9 380X, created by Sapphire.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1040MHz, instead of 970MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been Increased from 1425MHz to 1500MHz.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Dual-X Cooler with dual ball bearings in both of the fans for higher reliability and enhanced Intelligent Fan Control (IFC-II) which turns off the fans for silent operation under light load.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 6% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 380X.


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Radeon R9 380X Sapphire Nitro 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 20% 40%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 24% 40%
Halo: Reach 80% 56%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 74% 92%
Cyberpunk 2077 14% 92%
Borderlands 3 10% 47%
FIFA 20 46% 26%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 60% 61%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 94% 36%
eFootball PES 2020 32% 5%
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can i replace my current card with this one?

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I'm looking to replace my current GPU with this, I have three questions: 1. Will this bottleneck with my CPU? 2. I have a 600 Watt PSU, will I need to replace it? 3. How good is this with Star Citizen?


Thanks in advance.

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will my cpu bottleneck this gpu?

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noup it wount… better if you get r9 290 r9 390 gtx 970

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is this card good? i want this for my first build but i'm too afraid about the driver issues. u see i have a laptop that use amd gpu (hd 6470m) and i have a lot of problem about the driver, so im afraid i will suffer the same with this one.

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its very good gpu for it price you will be able to max almost every game at that res.. ps mobile radeon had problems yes especially with older mobilitty gpus but they are good now with drivers

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thanks for the reply, even thou I went to asus strix gtx 960 4gb because if I want to buy this gpu I need more than 500watt power supply and at the moment I don't have the budget.

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Would this fit in my rig? Do I have bottleneck if I buy this one?

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It would make for a good upgrade to your PC and no, you would not have a bottleneck :)

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Will i have "mutch" Bottleneck :/? if i buy this gpu?

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My friend had same cpu with hd7870 and it did bottleneck in cpu tensive games…so this is going to be even little worse..

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Would it be a good pick as an upgrade for my gtx 660 ?
As i write this, it sells for about 250€ on amazon

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Not great upgrade… R9 290 / 390 should be better upgrade for you

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Are you kidding me?? The R9 380x will destroy the GTX 660,its a worthwhile upgrade.

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Only 35% better gpu is not worth the upgrade

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Nah dude its at least a 45% jump in performance,which mean he will see upwards of 20fps boost in performance.

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Hi guys, I have question. Will 500W PSU be enough for my build or I should buy 550W ?

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Jeah even 500w is going to be enough

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Thank you so much. And what do you think which is better: Seasonic 500ET T3 or EVGA 500B 80+ Bronze ?

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Will this card be enough for 1080p High settings gaming for the nex 2-3 years ?

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Should be,but depend on game..

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Well, you know Assassins Creed series, GTA series, all those ubisoft and rockstar games kind of games, third person mostly

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Yes the card should be enough.CPU wont.

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Which one do you recommend ?

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What is your budget and motherboard?

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its going to be fine…still dx12 games to come seems to take load from cpu just like mantle does … maybi he wount need to change his cpu at all

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Well thats great, but Ill deffinetly overclock it to 4.0 ghz but Im not sure if my PSU and THermaltake Contac 30 cooler will be sufficient ?

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of course it will be saw some poeple having this on stock cooler oced 3.9 4.0ghz sience you can do it without touching voltage…me myself have 212 evo its doing really good job for it mony 4.3ghz 1.320 48 C under load

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Hmm since we are talking temperatures, what would be the safest temp for my cpu under load and idle if I overclock it ?

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amd fx cpus max safe temp is 61 C without throttling itslef

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So if im under that limit I'll be okay ? :D thanks man you helped alot

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70C for my cpu

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PSU Njoy 600WRX enough for this card and my rig in total ?

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more then enough

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Thanks man :D And if I add 4gb of ram more, it wont make a difference for the PSU ?

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If you mean ddr memory it wont.

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