Average Bench: 65.4% (25th of 544)

Based on 24,954 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 34.6% 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) 196fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 254fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390 is just 14.6%. 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) 155fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 124fps

Average Bench

(Based on 24,954 samples)
Min Avg Max
141 Lighting 196 216
135 Reflection 155 167
203 Parallax 254 284
67.1% 202 fps
Min Avg Max
113 MRender 124 134
149 Gravity 161 173
161 Splatting 175 187
64.1% 154 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1070 MHz, MLim: 1600 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.9.2
Lighting 216
Reflection 168
Parallax 276
73% 220 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 173
Splatting 187
69% 165 fps
Asus(1043 04ED) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.9.1
Lighting 208
Reflection 164
Parallax 272
72% 215 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 169
Splatting 184
67% 161 fps
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 200
Reflection 161
Parallax 248
67% 203 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 165
Splatting 178
65% 157 fps
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 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 24,954 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 2015) 33% 66% ± 6%
MSI R9 390 8GB Gaming
R9 390 GAMING 8G
Sapphire(174B E324) 25% 65% ± 10%
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC +BP
AmazonUS $345.0016 hrs ago.
EbayUS $890.0013 mins ago.
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC
AmazonUS $383.121 month ago.
EbayUS $700.3511 mins ago.
XFX(1682 9390) 13% 64% ± 8%
XFX R9 390 8GB Black
AmazonUS $339.9916 months ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $349.269 months ago.
EbayUS $859.9812 mins ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $319.997 months ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Black Nero
EbayUS $800.989 mins ago.
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) 10% 66% ± 5%
Asus(1043 04ED) 6% 68% ± 2%
Asus(1043 04DD) 4% 61% ± 14%
Asus R9 390 8GB STRIX
AmazonUS $304.505 months ago.
PowerColor(148C 2358) 4% 64% ± 4%
Asus(1043 04D9) 3% 64% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2358) 2% 66% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22C1) 1% 66% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 0% 63% ± 0%
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Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 62%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $1,001

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20 days ago.

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


5 days ago.

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


8 hrs ago.

really dislike this Sapphire R 9 390 Nitro


28 days ago.

Very good graphic card :)


1 day ago.

Excellent card.


4 months ago.

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


6 months ago.

best card for the price


3 days ago.



1 month 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.


8 months ago.

Good card


1 day ago.

Good, but hot.


18 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!


24 months ago.

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

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