Average Bench: 65.3% (29th of 550)

Based on 31,775 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]


Above average average bench

The AMD R9 390 averaged 34.7% 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.


Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 193fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 162fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390 is just 11.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 390 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 154fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 125fps

Average Bench

(Based on 31,775 samples)
Min Avg Max
121 Lighting 193 212
127 Reflection 154 165
214 Parallax 253 284
66.5% 200 fps
Min Avg Max
116 MRender 125 132
153 Gravity 162 171
164 Splatting 176 186
64.4% 154 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: 17.12.2
Lighting 210
Reflection 163
Parallax 268
72% 214 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 169
Splatting 182
67% 160 fps
CLim: 1070 MHz, MLim: 1525 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.1.1
Lighting 211
Reflection 165
Parallax 259
71% 212 fps
MRender 125
Gravity 169
Splatting 183
66% 159 fps
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Lighting 208
Reflection 160
Parallax 264
71% 211 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 168
Splatting 183
66% 158 fps
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 208
Reflection 159
Parallax 271
71% 212 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 163
Splatting 176
65% 156 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,902,944 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 31,775 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 2015) 32% 65% ± 7%
MSI R9 390 8GB Gaming
R9 390 GAMING 8G
Sapphire(174B E324) 24% 66% ± 4%
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC +BP
AmazonUS $3453 days
EbayUS $8904 mins
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC
AmazonUS $3835 months
XFX(1682 9390) 15% 63% ± 9%
XFX R9 390 8GB Black
AmazonUS $34020 months
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $34913 months
EbayUS $8603 mins
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $3202 months
XFX R9 390 8GB Black Nero
EbayUS $80123 mins
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) 9% 65% ± 3%
Asus(1043 04ED) 6% 66% ± 9%
PowerColor(148C 2358) 5% 61% ± 10%
Asus(1043 04DD) 5% 68% ± 2%
Asus R9 390 8GB STRIX
AmazonUS $30410 months
Asus(1043 04D9) 1% 65% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2358) 1% 65% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 22C1) 1% 65% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E289) 0% 67% ± 0%
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Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 61%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,088

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10 hrs ago.

Amazing card, does anything I want it to do and more, great fps on everything, only real con is the amount of power it needs


6 days ago.

best grafik for this price


12 hrs ago.

Best GPU ive ever had


16 days ago.

really dislike this Sapphire R 9 390 Nitro


1 month ago.

Very good graphic card :)


1 month ago.

Excellent card.


9 months ago.

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


10 months ago.

best card for the price


5 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.


2 years ago.


12 months ago.

Good card


4 months ago.

Good, but hot.


22 months ago.

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


2 years ago.

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


2 years ago.

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

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