Average Bench: 91.9% - 12th / 533

Based on 5,033 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]


Excellent average bench

The AMD R9 390X averaged just 8.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD R9 390X near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 270fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 182fps
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Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390X is 20.4%. 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. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 212fps

Average Bench

(Based on 5,033 samples)
Min Avg Max
152 Lighting 212 234
128 Reflection 160 172
202 Parallax 270 308
71.4% 214 fps
Min Avg Max
118 MRender 130 137
164 Gravity 182 194
167 Splatting 182 193
112% 165 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
MaxC: 1080 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.6
Lighting 229
Reflection 168
Parallax 279
74% 225 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 190
Splatting 185
116% 169 fps
Asus(1043 04E9) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1070 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.12.1
Lighting 216
Reflection 163
Parallax 282
74% 220 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 184
Splatting 185
114% 167 fps
MaxC: 1060 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.6
Lighting 217
Reflection 165
Parallax 260
69% 214 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 175
Splatting 184
111% 163 fps
MaxC: 1060 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.12.2
Lighting 216
Reflection 166
Parallax 260
69% 214 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 173
Splatting 183
111% 163 fps

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 2015) 27% 94% ± 8%
MSI R9 390X 8GB Gaming
Sapphire(174B E324) 25% 92% ± 7%
Sapphire R9 390X 8GB TRIPLE Tri-X OC
XFX(1682 9395) 17% 88% ± 9%
XFX R9 390X 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $399.007 days ago.
EbayUS $628.8511 mins ago.
Gigabyte(1458 22BC) 7% 92% ± 4%
Gigabyte R9 390X 8GB G1 Gaming
AmazonUS $429.971 month ago.
NeweggUS $433.987 months ago.
EbayUS $444.4914 mins ago.
Asus(1043 04DF) 7% 88% ± 17%
Asus(1043 04E9) 6% 94% ± 5%
PowerColor(148C 2357) 4% 93% ± 9%
Asus(1043 04D7) 2% 93% ± 3%
AMD(1002 0B00) 2% 93% ± 4%
Sapphire(174B 0E34) 1% 91% ± 2%
HP(103C 6566) 1% 87% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 22C2) 1% 91% ± 2%
Asus(1043 04DB) 0% 96% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 0% 92% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2357) 0% 92% ± 0%
Asus(1043 04EB) 0% 93% ± 0%
Dell(1028 068B) 0% 93% ± 0%
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Gaming 80%
Desktop 59%
Workstation 49%

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $905

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Added 20 months ago.


3 days ago.

great card. not loud, fast, good drivers


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


2 days 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


12 days ago.

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


1 month ago.

best value for 4k gaming. 8 gb ram


11 days ago.



20 months ago.


4 days ago.

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


2 month ago.


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