Average Bench: 68.5% (20th of 535)

Based on 17,999 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 31.5% 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. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 126fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 196fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390 is just 18.4%. 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. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 163fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,999 samples)
Min Avg Max
156 Lighting 196 219
135 Reflection 156 171
217 Parallax 253 287
66.2% 202 fps
Min Avg Max
117 MRender 126 137
154 Gravity 163 177
166 Splatting 177 192
69.8% 155 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
MaxC: 1080 MHz, MaxM: 1600 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.3.2
Lighting 212
Reflection 166
Parallax 297
74% 225 fps
MRender 133
Gravity 172
Splatting 187
74% 164 fps
MaxC: 1115 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.3.2
Lighting 216
Reflection 171
Parallax 266
71% 218 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 180
Splatting 197
73% 169 fps
MaxC: 1040 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.3.3
Lighting 206
Reflection 160
Parallax 281
71% 216 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 166
Splatting 180
71% 158 fps
MaxC: 1040 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Lighting 206
Reflection 161
Parallax 261
69% 209 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 166
Splatting 183
71% 159 fps
MaxC: 1040 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Lighting 204
Reflection 159
Parallax 253
68% 205 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 166
Splatting 179
72% 158 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,174,742 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 17,999 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 2015) 28% 69% ± 9%
MSI R9 390 8GB Gaming
R9 390 GAMING 8G
Sapphire(174B E324) 28% 70% ± 7%
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC +BP
11244-01-20G
AmazonUS $399.9929 days ago.
EbayUS $586.7918 mins ago.
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC
11244-00-20G
AmazonUS $429.999 mins ago.
EbayUS $586.7916 mins ago.
XFX(1682 9390) 15% 66% ± 9%
XFX R9 390 8GB Black
R9-390P-D28M
AmazonUS $339.9910 months ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
R9-390P-8256
NeweggUS $313.983 months ago.
AmazonUS $349.263 months ago.
EbayUS $659.9817 mins ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
R9-390P-F28M
AmazonUS $319.9930 days ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Black Nero
R9-390P-8DF6
EbayUS $800.9812 mins ago.
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) 9% 67% ± 6%
Asus(1043 04ED) 6% 69% ± 11%
Asus(1043 04DD) 5% 70% ± 11%
Asus R9 390 8GB STRIX
STRIX-R9390-DC3OC-8GD5-GAMING
NeweggUS $305.987 months ago.
AmazonUS $413.893 months ago.
PowerColor(148C 2358) 4% 66% ± 7%
Asus(1043 04D9) 1% 68% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 22C1) 1% 62% ± 17%
PwrHis(1787 2358) 0% 68% ± 0%
Asus(1043 04E1) 0% 68% ± 0%
Device(17AF 2390) 0% 69% ± 0%
Asus(1043 04EF) 0% 68% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 0% 64% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $153

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $963

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 Comments

Added 21 months ago.

Good

6 days ago.

Alright card for 2017. Not the best. Specially when RX480 Is out.


Poor

12 hrs ago.

really dislike this Sapphire R 9 390 Nitro


Good

2 days ago.

works with 4k on my 65" tv screen. with newest games.


Poor

4 days ago.

Excellent card.


Good

7 days ago.

Very good graphic card :)


Good

8 days ago.

need quality driver


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Good

8 days ago.

best card for the price


Excellent

21 months ago.


Good

1 month ago.

Good card


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Outstanding

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

18 months ago.

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


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