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

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How well can the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition run games
28 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X 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 Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Game performance for the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X 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. This graphics hardware can run 301 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

The Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition graphics card is returning a playable performance on Genshin Impact at 1080p of 44 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Marvel's Avengers which we saw got reasonable frame rates of 48 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Microsoft Flight Simulator, which was getting 41 FPS under tests.

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 Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Genshin Impact and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 89 FPS, Medium: 70 FPS, High: 47 FPS and Ultra: 34 FPS. We then checked the performance on Marvel's Avengers to see if that runs well. It was playable with a 37 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition PC gaming is not a bad choice for a larger screen size like this. Some games will struggle though, but with some careful graphic option adjustments in-game you can normally find a suitable visual experience with this GPU at 1440p.

How many years will the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition in your PC? This Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition 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 390X Sapphire Tri-X 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 Super 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 37% better and can run 821 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which meets 924 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 47% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
67 FPS
High
The Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition was released on 18 Jun 2015

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

AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Grenada XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
190 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
69 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
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1080 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 Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X 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 1080MHz, instead of 1050MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Both the Operating Memory Clock and Frame Buffer remain the same.


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 a 1% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390X 8GB.


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Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
18%
RAM
12GB
0%
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VS
Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 16% 9%
Watch Dogs Legion 5% 6%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 36% 0%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 44% 3%
FIFA 21 60% 45%
Genshin Impact 69% 10%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3% 3%
eFootball PES 2021 50% 45%
Ghostrunner 37% 3%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 16% 4%
Radeon R9 390X Sapphire Tri-X w/ Back Plate 8GB Edition Extras
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