Average Bench: 74.9% (12th of 535)

Based on 5,218 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 25.0% 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) 132fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 218fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390X is just 16.5%. 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) 164fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 182fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,218 samples)
Min Avg Max
179 Lighting 218 234
153 Reflection 164 172
223 Parallax 278 311
73.1% 220 fps
Min Avg Max
125 MRender 132 138
167 Gravity 182 194
177 Splatting 184 194
73.1% 166 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
MaxC: 1165 MHz, MaxM: 1550 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.12.2
Lighting 220
Reflection 181
Parallax 299
76% 233 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 190
Splatting 202
81% 179 fps
MaxC: 1060 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.6
Lighting 225
Reflection 164
Parallax 272
74% 220 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 187
Splatting 182
73% 167 fps
MaxC: 1100 MHz, MaxM: 1512 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.3.2
Lighting 222
Reflection 169
Parallax 238
69% 210 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 180
Splatting 162
73% 159 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,160,901 GPUs tested.

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Based on statistics from 5,218 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 2015) 31% 76% ± 8%
MSI R9 390X 8GB Gaming
R9 390X GAMING 8G
Sapphire(174B E324) 24% 75% ± 6%
Sapphire R9 390X 8GB TRIPLE Tri-X OC
11241-00-20G
XFX(1682 9395) 17% 74% ± 7%
XFX R9 390X 8GB Double Dissipation
R9-390X-F28M
AmazonUS $479.992 days ago.
Gigabyte(1458 22BC) 7% 75% ± 3%
Gigabyte R9 390X 8GB G1 Gaming
GV-R939XG1 GAMING-8GD
AmazonUS $429.972 months ago.
NeweggUS $433.988 months ago.
EbayUS $444.495 mins ago.
Asus(1043 04DF) 7% 75% ± 3%
PowerColor(148C 2357) 5% 75% ± 8%
Asus(1043 04E9) 2% 75% ± 2%
Asus(1043 04D7) 2% 76% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 22C2) 1% 72% ± 6%
AMD(1002 0B00) 1% 70% ± 7%
HP(103C 6566) 1% 59% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04DB) 1% 63% ± 25%
PwrHis(1787 2357) 1% 76% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04EB) 0% 77% ± 2%
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Typical R9 390X Builds (Compare 4,942 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $938

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 Comments

Added 21 months ago.

Good

4 hrs 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


Liked

5 hrs ago.

Comment 

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

22 hrs ago.

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


Good

14 days ago.

best value for 4k gaming. 8 gb ram


Good

16 days ago.

excelente!!


Outstanding

21 months ago.


Good

1 month ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

excelente


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