Average Bench: 66% (39th of 595)

Based on 40,601 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 34.0% 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) 258fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390 is just 12.8%. 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. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 127fps

Average Bench

(Based on 40,601 samples)
Min Avg Max
142 Lighting 195 213
141 Reflection 157 166
233 Parallax 258 288
67.4% 203 fps
Min Avg Max
121 MRender 127 133
156 Gravity 163 171
169 Splatting 177 187
65% 156 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1700 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Lighting 224
Reflection 171
Parallax 269
74% 221 fps
MRender 138
Gravity 177
Splatting 189
70% 168 fps
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.8.2
Lighting 210
Reflection 163
Parallax 241
68% 205 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 167
Splatting 178
66% 159 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

Average fps @ 1080p with maximum detail settings for 11 popular games:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 179 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 46 fps Overwatch: 100 fps League of Legends: 176 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 57 fps Battlefield 1: 70 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 52 fps DOTA 2: 115 fps World of Warcraft: 49 fps World of Tanks: 99 fps Battlefield 4: 101 fps

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,957,120 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 40,601 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $329 @ launch in Jun '15)
MSI(1462 2015) 32% 67% ± 5%
MSI R9 390 8GB Gaming
R9 390 GAMING 8G
Sapphire(174B E324) 27% 66% ± 7%
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC +BP
AmazonUS $3458 months
EbayUS $89012 mins
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC
AmazonUS $38313 months
XFX(1682 9390) 12% 64% ± 7%
XFX R9 390 8GB Black
AmazonUS $3402 years
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $34921 months
EbayUS $53510 mins
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $32010 months
XFX R9 390 8GB Black Nero
EbayUS $6015 mins
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) 9% 66% ± 5%
Asus(1043 04ED) 6% 68% ± 4%
PowerColor(148C 2358) 5% 63% ± 9%
Asus(1043 04DD) 4% 66% ± 7%
Asus R9 390 8GB STRIX
AmazonUS $30418 months
Asus(1043 04D9) 2% 66% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 2358) 1% 63% ± 10%
Gigabyte(1458 22C1) 1% 53% ± 23%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 0% 65% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04E1) 0% 65% ± 0%
Device(17AF 2390) 0% 69% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2357) 0% 67% ± 0%
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Gaming 57%
Desktop 55%
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $586

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7 days ago.

Great performance for the price, capable of 1440p60 on many modern titles, best when coupled with freesync display


17 days ago.

had the asus strix 8gb dc3 oc for a couple of years and it still plays most games at max settings, love it


1 month ago.

really dislike this Sapphire R 9 390 Nitro


17 months ago.

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


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.


3 years ago.


12 months ago.

Good, but hot.


2 years ago.

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


3 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


11 days ago.

375W TDP Sapphire nitro+

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