Average Bench: 69% (20th of 540)

Based on 18,681 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 30.9% 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. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 126fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 198fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390 is just 13.1%. 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) 157fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 163fps

Average Bench

(Based on 18,681 samples)
Min Avg Max
165 Lighting 198 215
142 Reflection 157 168
219 Parallax 255 283
66.8% 203 fps
Min Avg Max
117 MRender 126 136
154 Gravity 163 176
168 Splatting 178 189
70.2% 156 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
MaxC: 1140 MHz, MaxM: 1625 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.6
Lighting 226
Reflection 175
Parallax 262
72% 221 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 180
Splatting 193
77% 171 fps
MaxC: 1040 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Lighting 210
Reflection 163
Parallax 271
71% 214 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 169
Splatting 185
72% 161 fps
MaxC: 1040 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.3.3
Lighting 201
Reflection 160
Parallax 276
70% 212 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 165
Splatting 178
71% 157 fps
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 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 18,681 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Sapphire(174B E324) 33% 69% ± 8%
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC +BP
AmazonUS $399.992 month ago.
EbayUS $470.958 mins ago.
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC
AmazonUS $429.9925 days ago.
EbayUS $619.276 mins ago.
MSI(1462 2015) 25% 70% ± 3%
MSI R9 390 8GB Gaming
R9 390 GAMING 8G
XFX(1682 9390) 15% 68% ± 4%
XFX R9 390 8GB Black
AmazonUS $339.9911 months ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
NeweggUS $313.984 months ago.
AmazonUS $349.264 months ago.
EbayUS $659.987 mins ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $319.992 months ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Black Nero
EbayUS $800.984 mins ago.
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) 7% 69% ± 4%
Asus(1043 04ED) 6% 71% ± 3%
Asus(1043 04DD) 5% 69% ± 10%
Asus R9 390 8GB STRIX
AmazonUS $304.5027 days ago.
NeweggUS $305.988 months ago.
PowerColor(148C 2358) 4% 69% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 2358) 2% 65% ± 12%
Gigabyte(1458 22C1) 1% 69% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 1% 66% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04EF) 0% 68% ± 2%
Asus(1043 04D9) 0% 64% ± 0%
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Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 63%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $141

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $950

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Added 22 months ago.


6 hrs ago.

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


1 day ago.

really dislike this Sapphire R 9 390 Nitro


1 day ago.

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


6 days ago.

Excellent card.


19 days ago.

need quality driver


4 days ago.

Very good graphic card :)


1 day ago.

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


1 month ago.

best card for the price


22 months ago.


2 months ago.

Good card


13 months ago.

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


21 months ago.

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


19 months ago.

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

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