Average Bench: 71.2% (28th of 592)

Based on 9,967 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 28.7% 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) 183fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390X is just 17.3%. 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) 162fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 131fps

Average Bench

(Based on 9,967 samples)
Min Avg Max
139 Lighting 212 236
134 Reflection 162 172
245 Parallax 282 321
73.5% 219 fps
Min Avg Max
121 MRender 131 139
165 Gravity 183 195
172 Splatting 183 193
69.6% 166 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.7.1
Lighting 231
Reflection 167
Parallax 301
79% 233 fps
MRender 137
Gravity 194
Splatting 193
73% 174 fps
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 16.150.2401.0
Lighting 231
Reflection 168
Parallax 278
77% 226 fps
MRender 133
Gravity 184
Splatting 185
70% 167 fps
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1650 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.6.1
Lighting 211
Reflection 153
Parallax 274
72% 213 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 175
Splatting 174
66% 158 fps
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.7.1
Lighting 136
Reflection 127
Parallax 106
39% 123 fps
MRender 111
Gravity 106
Splatting 136
48% 118 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $429 @ launch in Jun '15)
MSI(1462 2015) 26% 73% ± 6%
MSI R9 390X 8GB Gaming
Sapphire(174B E324) 24% 73% ± 3%
Sapphire R9 390X 8GB TRIPLE Tri-X OC
XFX(1682 9395) 16% 69% ± 6%
XFX R9 390X 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $70012 months
Asus(1043 04DF) 9% 72% ± 8%
Gigabyte(1458 22BC) 8% 71% ± 5%
Gigabyte R9 390X 8GB G1 Gaming
AmazonUS $5298 months
EbayUS $90110 hrs
Asus(1043 04E9) 5% 73% ± 2%
Asus(1043 04D7) 4% 70% ± 6%
PowerColor(148C 2357) 3% 68% ± 17%
Asus(1043 04DB) 1% 73% ± 1%
AMD(1002 0B00) 1% 62% ± 10%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 1% 72% ± 1%
HP(103C 6566) 0% 50% ± 25%
PwrHis(1787 2357) 0% 62% ± 10%
Asus(1043 04EB) 0% 74% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 0E34) 0% 18% ± 0%
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Gaming 61%
Desktop 55%
Workstation 45%

Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $938

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1 day ago.

I haven't had any problems with it in the 3 years i've owned it so far. but i can't justify buying a rx 580 with them benchmarking so close this the r9 390x. a little oc to this makes it able to run anything i throw at it. it is my bottleneck in my system paired with a R3 1300x. i hope amd releases something new soon or i'm going all out for a vega 56/64


2 days ago.


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


22 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


6 months ago.

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


19 days ago.

best gpu AMD ever made


10 months 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.


27 days ago.

best value for 4k gaming. 8 gb ram


30 days ago.

zjbs gpu


2 months ago.

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


3 years ago.


9 months ago.

very high price


10 days ago.

Been using this card since 2015. The fact that it's neck and neck against today's GTX 1060 6GB, and a rebrand of a 2013 architecture, this GPU kicks major ass! I'll probably be using this card for a few more years until I'll have to upgrade.

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