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AMD Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition run games
10 Feb 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Game performance for the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB 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. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 517 games in todays list.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition shows us that Cyberpunk 2077 is predicted to get a playable result of 25 FPS, and then we are seeing Doom Eternal predicted to return a reasonable 56 FPS while another game on our list is the Dragon Ball Z Kakarot which is getting 70 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Doom Eternal and predict it will deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 112 FPS, Medium: 88 FPS, High: 59 FPS and Ultra: 42 FPS. We then checked the performance on Dragon Ball Z Kakarot to see if that runs well. It was reasonable with a 53 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition is ok at playing most games but might need to have the graphics settings lowered to medium preset in some cases.

How many years will the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB 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 41% better and can run 879 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 48% better and can run 954 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition is released on 18 Jun 2015

Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Grenada XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
187 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
68 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2816
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1500 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
384GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1060 MHz
Power
Max Power
375 Watts
PSU
750 Watt & 50 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 390X, created by Sapphire.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1060MHz, instead of 1050MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Tri-X cooler Features dual ball bearings in each of the three 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 no Significant Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390X 8GB.


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Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Nitro w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 35% 44%
Red Dead Redemption 2 40% 5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 43% 5%
Doom Eternal 49% 10%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 35% 44%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 96% 96%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2% 60%
Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem 70% 32%
Planet Zoo 44% 13%
Need For Speed Heat 41% 5%
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