Radeon_R9_380_PowerColor_PCS+_2GB_Edition
AMD Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition run games
25 Mar 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games. Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Game performance for the Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2020. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 113.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition is running Half-Life: Alyx and delivering weak performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 0 frames per second. Comparing this to Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord which is predicted to get weak results, where it averages 23 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Resident Evil 3 Remake, which is predicted to run at 23 frames per second.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition at 1440p with Half-Life: Alyx, which got a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. We then checked out Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 46FPS, M: 36FPS, H: 25FPS, U: 18FPS. And another popular game was Resident Evil 3 Remake with predictions of L: 46FPS, M: 36FPS, H: 25FPS, U: 18FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition, this is going to struggle at this higher gaming resolution.

How many years will the Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition in your PC? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 106% better and can run 872 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB as this is better than 726 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 62% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
32 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition is released on 18 Jun 2015

Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.2 Antigua PRO
Process
28nm
TMUs
112
Texture Rate
110 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
31 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
1792
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
1475 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
188.8GB/sec
L2 Cache
768KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
1
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
980 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
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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10
8.4
6.2
4.6
Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Performance Radeon R9 380, created by PowerColor.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 980MHz, instead of 970MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1475MHz, instead of 1375MHz.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
PCS-Professional Cooling System: The unique cooling technology can decrease operating environment temp. Effectively, and enhance headroom for OC capabilities.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 1% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 380.


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Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
56%
RAM
11GB
0%
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VS
Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Doom Eternal 56% 56%
Half-Life: Alyx 62% 132%
Cyberpunk 2077 5% 111%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 40% 48%
Grand Theft Auto VI 43% 135%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 51% 48%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5% 111%
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 30% 48%
Minecraft RTX 128% 176%
Ori and the Will of the Wisps 30% 42%
Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 2GB Edition Extras
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