Average Bench: 74.3% (15th of 541)

Based on 6,613 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]

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Good average bench

The AMD R9 390X averaged 25.7% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 129fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 215fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390X is 22.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 390X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 161fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 181fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,613 samples)
Min Avg Max
158 Lighting 215 234
138 Reflection 161 171
211 Parallax 278 318
72.6% 218 fps
Min Avg Max
120 MRender 129 137
164 Gravity 181 195
169 Splatting 181 193
71.8% 164 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
MaxC: 1120 MHz, MaxM: 1535 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.4.4
Lighting 239
Reflection 174
Parallax 312
81% 242 fps
MRender 139
Gravity 199
Splatting 198
78% 179 fps
MaxC: 1080 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.5.2
Lighting 232
Reflection 169
Parallax 291
77% 230 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 190
Splatting 186
74% 170 fps
MaxC: 1060 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.5.2
Lighting 214
Reflection 163
Parallax 282
73% 219 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 185
Splatting 186
73% 167 fps
MaxC: 1050 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.5.2
Lighting 223
Reflection 158
Parallax 257
71% 213 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 174
Splatting 179
72% 161 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 2015) 33% 76% ± 7%
MSI R9 390X 8GB Gaming
R9 390X GAMING 8G
Sapphire(174B E324) 24% 74% ± 11%
Sapphire R9 390X 8GB TRIPLE Tri-X OC
11241-00-20G
XFX(1682 9395) 14% 70% ± 12%
XFX R9 390X 8GB Double Dissipation
R9-390X-F28M
AmazonUS $399.9913 days ago.
EbayUS $681.1610 mins ago.
Asus(1043 04DF) 6% 76% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 22BC) 5% 75% ± 3%
Gigabyte R9 390X 8GB G1 Gaming
GV-R939XG1 GAMING-8GD
AmazonUS $499.9912 days ago.
EbayUS $700.5216 mins ago.
Asus(1043 04E9) 5% 75% ± 6%
PowerColor(148C 2357) 4% 76% ± 5%
Asus(1043 04D7) 4% 72% ± 15%
HP(103C 6566) 1% 72% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22C2) 1% 67% ± 14%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 1% 66% ± 27%
Asus(1043 04DB) 1% 58% ± 32%
PwrHis(1787 2357) 1% 77% ± 5%
Dell(1028 0B00) 0% 75% ± 1%
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Typical R9 390X Builds (Compare 5,734 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $932

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 Comments

Added 23 months ago.

Poor

7 days ago.

great card. not loud, fast, good drivers

Comment 

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


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1 day ago.

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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


Good

26 days ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

best value for 4k gaming. 8 gb ram


Good

21 days ago.

excelente!!


Outstanding

23 months ago.


Good

23 hrs ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

excelente


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