Average Bench: 65.9% (37th of 590)

Based on 33,472 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 67B1 Models: AMD Radeon (TM) R9 390, AMD Radeon R9 300

The new AMD R9 390 is the direct successor to the R9 290. Both cards share the same GPU but the R9 390 is factory overclocked. The R9 390 has a 5% higher stock GPU clock, and a substantial stock memory clock increase of 20%. Additionally the R9 390 sports a minimum of 8GB of VRAM versus 4GB on the R9 290. At the current price levels of $329, the R9 390 can't compete given that R9 290s can be had for around $260. The increased VRAM will rarely help even at ultra high resolutions and in any case, most 4K gamers are likely to seek more GPU power than the R9 390 has to offer. We have seen several samples of the R9 390 and they scored an effective speed of 88.5% which, as expected, matches the speeds seen on overclocked R9 290s. On the face of it purchasing an R9 290 at a discount and then manually overclocking will result in the same performance as an R9 390 but with a saving of around $70. [Jun '15 GPUPro]

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Above average average bench

The AMD R9 390 averaged 34.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 198fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 255fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390 is just 12%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 390 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 156fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 126fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 33,472 samples)
Min Avg Max
159 Lighting 198 214
139 Reflection 156 166
211 Parallax 255 284
67.5% 203 fps
Min Avg Max
116 MRender 126 134
153 Gravity 163 172
164 Splatting 177 187
64.7% 155 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.4.1
Lighting 209
Reflection 161
Parallax 290
74% 220 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 166
Splatting 178
66% 157 fps
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Lighting 208
Reflection 162
Parallax 273
72% 214 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 168
Splatting 180
66% 159 fps
PowerColor(148C 2358) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1010 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.2.2
Lighting 201
Reflection 157
Parallax 242
67% 200 fps
MRender 125
Gravity 159
Splatting 173
64% 152 fps
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 Popular Cards

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $329 @ launch in Jun '15)
MSI(1462 2015) 31% 66% ± 6%
MSI R9 390 8GB Gaming
R9 390 GAMING 8G
Sapphire(174B E324) 23% 65% ± 9%
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC +BP
11244-01-20G
AmazonUS $3454 months
EbayUS $89012 mins
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC
11244-00-20G
AmazonUS $3839 months
XFX(1682 9390) 14% 65% ± 3%
XFX R9 390 8GB Black
R9-390P-D28M
AmazonUS $3402 years
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
R9-390P-8256
AmazonUS $34917 months
EbayUS $86011 mins
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
R9-390P-F28M
AmazonUS $3206 months
XFX R9 390 8GB Black Nero
R9-390P-8DF6
EbayUS $8018 mins
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) 8% 65% ± 8%
Asus(1043 04ED) 8% 68% ± 5%
Asus(1043 04DD) 6% 68% ± 4%
Asus R9 390 8GB STRIX
STRIX-R9390-DC3OC-8GD5-GAMING
AmazonUS $30414 months
PowerColor(148C 2358) 5% 64% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 22C1) 1% 66% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2358) 1% 65% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04D9) 1% 65% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 0% 64% ± 0%
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Typical R9 390 Builds (Compare 15,530 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $595

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Added 2 years ago.

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3 days ago.

Paired with my AMD 8-core 4.2 GHz processor, this union runs all games at high resolution very well.


Good

25 days ago.

really dislike this Sapphire R 9 390 Nitro


Poor

13 months ago.

really nice card for the money. surpasses the gtx 970 which is around the same price point.


Good

9 months ago.

I own Sapphire Nitro R9 390 8GB 1040 MHz model for more than a year. It is a power hungry GPU, but besides that it has excellent cooling, it's more than capable to provide smooth gaming @ 1920x1080 on highest possible settings and also capable pushing every single game out there @ 2560x1440 on high or even highest possible settings. It'll be more than enough for 4 years or so, especially for 1080p system.


Excellent

2 years ago.


Average

8 months ago.

Good, but hot.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Perfect GPU for gaming. Not need Upgrade Only XFire ;)


Outstanding

2 years ago.

I've gone from Two GTX670's in SLI to one of these cards and am thoroughly impressed!


Excellent

2 years ago.

I have it really good card in idle stay at 40 degree really fast


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