Average Bench: 71.2% (30th of 590)

Based on 11,146 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 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.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 214fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 182fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390X is just 13.1%. 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. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 131fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,146 samples)
Min Avg Max
150 Lighting 214 234
149 Reflection 161 171
228 Parallax 279 317
73.4% 218 fps
Min Avg Max
122 MRender 131 138
169 Gravity 182 195
170 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: 18.4.1
Lighting 227
Reflection 164
Parallax 313
80% 235 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 188
Splatting 191
72% 171 fps
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Lighting 220
Reflection 168
Parallax 272
74% 220 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 183
Splatting 186
70% 168 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,850,578 GPUs tested.

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $429 @ launch in Jun '15)
MSI(1462 2015) 29% 72% ± 9%
MSI R9 390X 8GB Gaming
R9 390X GAMING 8G
Sapphire(174B E324) 23% 72% ± 6%
Sapphire R9 390X 8GB TRIPLE Tri-X OC
11241-00-20G
XFX(1682 9395) 17% 70% ± 6%
XFX R9 390X 8GB Double Dissipation
R9-390X-F28M
AmazonUS $70010 months
Asus(1043 04DF) 7% 70% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 22BC) 7% 70% ± 5%
Gigabyte R9 390X 8GB G1 Gaming
GV-R939XG1 GAMING-8GD
AmazonUS $5296 months
EbayUS $90117 mins
Asus(1043 04E9) 6% 73% ± 2%
Asus(1043 04D7) 4% 66% ± 13%
PowerColor(148C 2357) 2% 72% ± 7%
Sapphire(174B 0E34) 1% 71% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 1% 71% ± 4%
AMD(1002 0B00) 1% 69% ± 2%
Asus(1043 04DB) 1% 72% ± 8%
HP(103C 6566) 0% 72% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2357) 0% 73% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04EB) 0% 71% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22C2) 0% 70% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2393) 0% 72% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $907

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14 days ago.

Good card if combined with a freesync monitor. I can play on ultra setting 40 - 60 fps 1080p and still have no screen tearing.


Liked

4 months ago.

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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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3 months 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


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 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.


Excellent

9 months ago.

best value for 4k gaming. 8 gb ram


Excellent

22 days ago.

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


Outstanding

2 years ago.


Terrible

8 months ago.

very high price


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