Average Bench: 86% - 19th / 530

Based on 14,983 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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Very good average bench

The AMD R9 390 averaged just 13.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD R9 390 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 249fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 163fps
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Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390 is just 15.9%. 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) 157fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 196fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,983 samples)
Min Avg Max
143 Lighting 196 218
141 Reflection 157 170
196 Parallax 249 279
66.2% 201 fps
Min Avg Max
118 MRender 126 136
152 Gravity 163 176
166 Splatting 177 189
106% 155 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
MaxC: 1040 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.12.1
Lighting 202
Reflection 162
Parallax 266
70% 210 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 168
Splatting 184
110% 161 fps
MaxC: 1040 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.11.4
Lighting 205
Reflection 158
Parallax 256
68% 206 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 167
Splatting 176
107% 157 fps
MaxC: 1040 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.12.2
Lighting 206
Reflection 160
Parallax 248
66% 205 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 167
Splatting 179
108% 158 fps
MaxC: 1040 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.6
Lighting 209
Reflection 161
Parallax 239
64% 203 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 164
Splatting 177
108% 157 fps

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,562,168 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 14,983 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 2015) 28% 87% ± 8%
MSI R9 390 8GB Gaming
R9 390 GAMING 8G
Sapphire(174B E324) 27% 86% ± 8%
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC +BP
11244-01-20G
AmazonUS $330.0026 days ago.
EbayUS $690.0022 mins ago.
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC
11244-00-20G
AmazonUS $429.9942 mins ago.
EbayUS $699.7519 mins ago.
XFX(1682 9390) 13% 85% ± 4%
XFX R9 390 8GB Black
R9-390P-D28M
AmazonUS $339.998 months ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
R9-390P-8256
NeweggUS $313.981 month ago.
OutletPCUS $326.832 months ago.
AmazonUS $349.261 month ago.
EbayUS $859.9821 mins ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
R9-390P-F28M
AmazonUS $319.992 months ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Black Nero
R9-390P-8DF6
AmazonUS $319.9919 days ago.
EbayUS $800.9816 mins ago.
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) 10% 86% ± 2%
Asus(1043 04ED) 9% 86% ± 8%
Asus(1043 04DD) 6% 88% ± 4%
Asus R9 390 8GB STRIX
STRIX-R9390-DC3OC-8GD5-GAMING
NeweggUS $305.985 months ago.
AmazonUS $413.891 month ago.
PowerColor(148C 2358) 4% 82% ± 11%
PwrHis(1787 2358) 1% 84% ± 11%
Asus(1043 04D9) 1% 76% ± 14%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 0% 82% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22C1) 0% 84% ± 0%
Asus(1043 04E1) 0% 85% ± 0%
Asus(1043 04EF) 0% 94% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2357) 0% 79% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 82%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 64%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $153

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $990

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 Comments

Added 19 months ago.

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8 hrs ago.

This GPU from AMD is in my opinion probably is the best bang for the buck other than the RX-4XX series. Being an NVidia guy myself after giving the R9-FuryX in cross fire which was a complete let down in performance I have been pleasantly suprised at the performance of this card. I would recommend for any AMD fanboy or someone who would like to give them a shot like I did.


Good

3 days ago.

Suprisingly good


Good

1 day ago.

really dislike this Sapphire R 9 390 Nitro


Poor

4 days ago.

Very good graphic card :)


Good

7 days ago.

Excellent card.


Poor

2 days ago.

need quality driver


Poor

3 months ago.

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


Poor

13 days ago.

best card for the price


Excellent

19 months ago.


Good

15 days ago.

Good card


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Outstanding

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

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


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