Average Bench: 70.3% (17th of 544)

Based on 8,349 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 67B0 Models: AMD Radeon (TM) R9 390X, ASUS R9 390X, AMD Radeon (TM) R9 390, AMD Radeon R9 300

The AMD R9 390X is a rebadged power hungry (350W+) 290X. The 390X has a slightly increased GPU clock speed, a significantly increased memory speed and a higher minimum VRAM of 8GB but it shares the same core GPU hardware. Looking at the overclocked performance differences between the older 290X and the 390X shows that the two cards are approximately the same, which comes as no surprise considering that the 390X is actually just a factory overclocked 290X. Smart shoppers obviously won't be happy to pay AMD a premium of around $100 simply for overclocking a two year old 290X. That said the 390X does offer stellar performance, particularly at 4K resolutions and if prices drop significantly it could become a strong contender. We only have one MSI sample benchmark for the 390X so far so we will revisit this GPU when we have a better sample of all the available cards. [Jun '15 GPUPro]


Good average bench

The AMD R9 390X averaged 29.6% 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) 212fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 180fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390X is just 15.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 390X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 160fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 129fps

Average Bench

(Based on 8,349 samples)
Min Avg Max
149 Lighting 212 233
133 Reflection 160 170
223 Parallax 277 313
72.8% 216 fps
Min Avg Max
114 MRender 129 136
162 Gravity 180 192
160 Splatting 181 192
68.5% 163 fps
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The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Asus(1043 04DF) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1190 MHz, MLim: 1720 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.9.2
Lighting 249
Reflection 185
Parallax 330
86% 255 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 211
Splatting 210
80% 189 fps
PowerColor(148C 2357) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1525 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 231
Reflection 167
Parallax 283
77% 227 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 182
Splatting 191
71% 169 fps
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Lighting 216
Reflection 163
Parallax 263
72% 214 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 179
Splatting 182
69% 164 fps
PwrHis(1787 2020) ≥ 4GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Lighting 213
Reflection 156
Parallax 277
73% 215 fps
MRender 125
Gravity 176
Splatting 178
67% 160 fps
Lighting 40.9
Reflection 33.6
Parallax 69.9
16% 48.1 fps
MRender 22.4
Gravity 49.2
Splatting 48.4
17% 40 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 2015) 28% 72% ± 7%
MSI R9 390X 8GB Gaming
Sapphire(174B E324) 24% 69% ± 11%
Sapphire R9 390X 8GB TRIPLE Tri-X OC
XFX(1682 9395) 18% 68% ± 8%
XFX R9 390X 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $699.992 months ago.
Asus(1043 04DF) 8% 70% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 22BC) 6% 70% ± 3%
Gigabyte R9 390X 8GB G1 Gaming
AmazonUS $699.991 month ago.
EbayUS $785.352 mins ago.
Asus(1043 04E9) 5% 71% ± 3%
PowerColor(148C 2357) 3% 73% ± 2%
Asus(1043 04D7) 3% 70% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 1% 73% ± 1%
HP(103C 6566) 1% 68% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2357) 1% 73% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22C2) 1% 72% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04DB) 1% 73% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 0E34) 0% 73% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0B00) 0% 69% ± 0%
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Gaming 61%
Desktop 55%
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z - $220

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7 days ago.

Continues to max out the most current PC titles


18 days ago.

It does still rock most games for a pretty old card.


Went from a 280x to a 390x, this is an excellent card, got a good deal so got it for just under £300.Would have to spend £70-100+ for only a few FPS more for the nearest competing card (AMD or NVidia). Awesome! Shop around and pick up an awesome bargain.—Sep '15


3 months ago.


One of the best single GPU's, if you cannot afford a GTX 980 Ti I believe this or a sale R9 290X is one of the only options to make as the Fury X seems to be overpriced which should make the R9 Fury (non-X) a better option over the R9 390x.—Jul '15


1 month ago.

very powerfull on crossfireX when you game and devellops too with an i7 4790k


1 month ago.

I have an MSI 390X in my system and it functions very well. It struggles a bit with multiple monitors but only under heavy loads.


1 month ago.

best value for 4k gaming. 8 gb ram


7 days ago.

Team Red~! WhooO! Red Knights, FOR HONOR AND GLORY! It's a pretty decent card. Only complaints are the power consumption and heat output.


3 months ago.



2 months ago.

Great for 1080P 60+Fps Gaming


2 months ago.

Nearly the same performance as gtx 980 for about $250 NZD less, this card was a no brainer for me.


2 years ago.


1 hr ago.

very high price

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