Average Bench: 70.7% (22nd of 550)

Based on 9,472 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 29.2% 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) 214fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 181fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390X is just 14.6%. 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 9,472 samples)
Min Avg Max
151 Lighting 214 234
138 Reflection 160 171
223 Parallax 279 318
73.4% 217 fps
Min Avg Max
120 MRender 129 137
164 Gravity 181 193
167 Splatting 182 192
68.8% 164 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: 17.12.1
Lighting 230
Reflection 167
Parallax 299
79% 232 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 188
Splatting 188
72% 170 fps
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.12.1
Lighting 231
Reflection 169
Parallax 272
76% 224 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 186
Splatting 186
71% 168 fps
Sapphire(174B 0E34) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1060 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.12.1
Lighting 221
Reflection 161
Parallax 274
74% 219 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 184
Splatting 183
70% 166 fps
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Lighting 225
Reflection 163
Parallax 256
73% 215 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 171
Splatting 181
67% 160 fps
Asus(1043 04D7) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1030 MHz, MLim: 1495 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.12.1
Lighting 209
Reflection 161
Parallax 270
72% 213 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 178
Splatting 178
68% 161 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 2015) 27% 71% ± 10%
MSI R9 390X 8GB Gaming
Sapphire(174B E324) 24% 71% ± 8%
Sapphire R9 390X 8GB TRIPLE Tri-X OC
XFX(1682 9395) 16% 69% ± 5%
XFX R9 390X 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $7006 months
Asus(1043 04DF) 9% 72% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 22BC) 6% 70% ± 4%
Gigabyte R9 390X 8GB G1 Gaming
AmazonUS $5292 months
EbayUS $7865 mins
PowerColor(148C 2357) 6% 73% ± 3%
Asus(1043 04E9) 5% 71% ± 8%
Asus(1043 04D7) 2% 71% ± 3%
Asus(1043 04DB) 1% 73% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22C2) 1% 73% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 0E34) 1% 70% ± 5%
PwrHis(1787 2357) 1% 72% ± 2%
HP(103C 6566) 0% 52% ± 23%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 0% 73% ± 2%
Asus(1043 04EB) 0% 71% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2393) 0% 71% ± 0%
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Gaming 61%
Desktop 55%
Workstation 45%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,050

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10 hrs ago.

Continues to max out the most current PC titles


9 days ago.

very good 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


2 month 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


28 days ago.

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


27 days ago.

Coz im buying it


4 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.


5 months ago.

best value for 4k gaming. 8 gb ram


2 months ago.



24 days ago.

Great card for 1440p 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.


4 months ago.

very high price

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