Average Bench: 85.7% - 20th / 533

Based on 15,802 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]


Very good average bench

The AMD R9 390 averaged just 14.3% 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.


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

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390 is 20.7%. 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. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 194fps

Average Bench

(Based on 15,802 samples)
Min Avg Max
135 Lighting 194 219
110 Reflection 155 171
175 Parallax 249 280
65.9% 199 fps
Min Avg Max
115 MRender 125 136
152 Gravity 163 177
159 Splatting 176 191
105% 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: 17.2.1
Lighting 210
Reflection 163
Parallax 295
77% 223 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 170
Splatting 186
110% 162 fps
MaxC: 1040 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Lighting 196
Reflection 158
Parallax 258
68% 204 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 164
Splatting 179
107% 157 fps
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1025 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Lighting 187
Reflection 154
Parallax 260
68% 200 fps
MRender 125
Gravity 161
Splatting 175
105% 154 fps
MaxC: 1040 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Lighting 162
Reflection 142
Parallax 184
50% 163 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 168
Splatting 183
109% 160 fps

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,897,055 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 15,802 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 2015) 29% 85% ± 11%
MSI R9 390 8GB Gaming
R9 390 GAMING 8G
Sapphire(174B E324) 28% 87% ± 9%
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC +BP
AmazonUS $399.991 day ago.
EbayUS $510.9528 secs ago.
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC
AmazonUS $439.9911 mins ago.
EbayUS $700.3517 mins ago.
XFX(1682 9390) 16% 85% ± 6%
XFX R9 390 8GB Black
AmazonUS $339.999 months ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
NeweggUS $313.982 months ago.
OutletPCUS $326.833 months ago.
AmazonUS $349.262 months ago.
EbayUS $859.9818 mins ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $319.993 days ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Black Nero
EbayUS $800.9815 mins ago.
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) 9% 86% ± 9%
Asus(1043 04ED) 7% 87% ± 8%
PowerColor(148C 2358) 5% 82% ± 14%
Asus(1043 04DD) 2% 88% ± 2%
Asus R9 390 8GB STRIX
NeweggUS $305.986 months ago.
AmazonUS $413.892 months ago.
Asus(1043 04D9) 2% 85% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2358) 1% 88% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 22C1) 1% 84% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2357) 0% 78% ± 9%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 0% 81% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04E1) 0% 53% ± 0%
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Typical R9 390 Builds (Compare 10,997 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $138

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $948

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1 hr 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.


4 days ago.

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


2 days ago.

really dislike this Sapphire R 9 390 Nitro


12 hrs ago.

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


7 days ago.

Excellent card.


9 days ago.

Very good graphic card :)


3 days ago.

need quality driver


29 days ago.

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


20 days ago.

best card for the price


20 months ago.


28 days ago.

Good card


11 months ago.

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


19 months ago.

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


17 months ago.

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

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