Average Bench: 64.3% (25th of 544)

Based on 23,826 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 35.6% 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) 192fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 250fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390 is just 19.2%. 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) 152fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 123fps

Average Bench

(Based on 23,826 samples)
Min Avg Max
136 Lighting 192 213
109 Reflection 152 165
178 Parallax 250 286
65.9% 198 fps
Min Avg Max
102 MRender 123 132
134 Gravity 159 172
139 Splatting 172 186
63.1% 151 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Asus(1043 04ED) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.6.2
Lighting 205
Reflection 173
Parallax 302
74% 227 fps
MRender 138
Gravity 177
Splatting 192
70% 169 fps
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) ≥ 4GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Lighting 208
Reflection 161
Parallax 290
73% 220 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 167
Splatting 182
66% 159 fps
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Lighting 205
Reflection 163
Parallax 268
70% 212 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 167
Splatting 182
67% 160 fps
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Lighting 203
Reflection 158
Parallax 244
67% 202 fps
MRender 126
Gravity 161
Splatting 175
64% 154 fps
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Based on statistics from 23,826 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 2015) 31% 65% ± 11%
MSI R9 390 8GB Gaming
R9 390 GAMING 8G
XFX(1682 9390) 21% 64% ± 6%
XFX R9 390 8GB Black
AmazonUS $339.9915 months ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $349.268 months ago.
EbayUS $859.9812 mins ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $319.995 months ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Black Nero
EbayUS $800.989 mins ago.
Sapphire(174B E324) 20% 64% ± 12%
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC +BP
AmazonUS $649.997 days ago.
EbayUS $890.0012 mins ago.
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC
AmazonUS $383.1220 hrs ago.
EbayUS $700.3511 mins ago.
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) 9% 64% ± 10%
PowerColor(148C 2358) 7% 63% ± 5%
Asus(1043 04DD) 4% 68% ± 1%
Asus R9 390 8GB STRIX
AmazonUS $304.504 months ago.
Asus(1043 04ED) 4% 65% ± 6%
PwrHis(1787 2358) 1% 66% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04D9) 1% 63% ± 5%
Asus(1043 04EF) 1% 66% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22C1) 0% 68% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 0% 65% ± 0%
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Gaming 56%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $745

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14 days ago.

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


26 days ago.

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


1 month ago.

really dislike this Sapphire R 9 390 Nitro


2 months ago.

Very good graphic card :)


1 month ago.

Excellent card.


3 months ago.

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


5 months ago.

best card for the price


28 days 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.


6 months ago.

Good card


17 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!


22 months ago.

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

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