Average Bench: 65.6% (28th of 548)

Based on 30,181 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 34.3% 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) 195fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 254fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390 is just 11.5%. 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) 156fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 126fps

Average Bench

(Based on 30,181 samples)
Min Avg Max
144 Lighting 195 212
144 Reflection 156 166
222 Parallax 254 284
67% 202 fps
Min Avg Max
118 MRender 126 132
153 Gravity 163 172
166 Splatting 177 188
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: 17.10.3
Lighting 211
Reflection 163
Parallax 268
72% 214 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 168
Splatting 182
67% 160 fps
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 204
Reflection 159
Parallax 261
70% 208 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 168
Splatting 183
67% 160 fps
CLim: 1055 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.11.2
Lighting 209
Reflection 164
Parallax 246
69% 206 fps
MRender 118
Gravity 163
Splatting 181
64% 154 fps
30,181 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,874,104 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 30,181 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 2015) 30% 66% ± 7%
MSI R9 390 8GB Gaming
R9 390 GAMING 8G
Sapphire(174B E324) 25% 67% ± 3%
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC +BP
AmazonUS $345.008 days ago.
EbayUS $890.005 mins ago.
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC
AmazonUS $383.123 months ago.
EbayUS $700.354 mins ago.
XFX(1682 9390) 16% 64% ± 6%
XFX R9 390 8GB Black
AmazonUS $339.9918 months ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $349.2611 months ago.
EbayUS $859.985 mins ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $319.992 days ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Black Nero
EbayUS $800.982 mins ago.
PowerColor(148C 2358) 8% 64% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) 6% 64% ± 10%
Asus(1043 04ED) 5% 67% ± 2%
Asus(1043 04DD) 5% 67% ± 4%
Asus R9 390 8GB STRIX
AmazonUS $304.507 months ago.
PwrHis(1787 2358) 2% 64% ± 2%
Asus(1043 04D9) 2% 66% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 1% 63% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22C1) 1% 65% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E289) 0% 65% ± 0%
Send price feedback
Typical R9 390 Builds (Compare 10,164 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 57%
Desktop 55%
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $743

Popular R9 390 compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your GPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM).
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write and mixed IO.
  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the highest voted in class.
  • - Find the best upgrades.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Graphics Card Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2017 GPU Rankings.

Welcome to our graphics card comparison. We calculate effective 3D speed which measures performance for recent games. Effective speed is adjusted by cost to yield value for money. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top GPUs. Share your opinion by voting. [GPUPro]


Added 2 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

I own one. I'm happy with its performance.


10 days ago.

i dont like it


9 days ago.

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


29 days ago.

really dislike this Sapphire R 9 390 Nitro


2 months ago.

Very good graphic card :)


2 month ago.

Excellent card.


6 months ago.

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


8 months ago.

best card for the price


3 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.


9 months ago.

Good card


1 month ago.

Good, but hot.


20 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

548 Graphics Cards (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different GPUs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
Intel Core i7-7700K $288Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $250AMD RX 480 $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
Intel Core i5-7600K $180Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $160SanDisk Extreme 64GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $17
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $54Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $170SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  @Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback