Average Bench: 73.5% (16th of 542)

Based on 7,110 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 26.4% 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. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 128fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 212fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390X is 24.3%. 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) 159fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 179fps

Average Bench

(Based on 7,110 samples)
Min Avg Max
118 Lighting 212 235
111 Reflection 159 172
193 Parallax 276 318
71.8% 216 fps
Min Avg Max
118 MRender 128 138
163 Gravity 179 194
170 Splatting 181 193
71.4% 163 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: 17.4.4
Lighting 221
Reflection 168
Parallax 311
78% 233 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 187
Splatting 185
74% 169 fps
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.6.2
Lighting 222
Reflection 166
Parallax 291
76% 226 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 189
Splatting 188
73% 169 fps
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1007
Lighting 221
Reflection 162
Parallax 287
75% 224 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 198
Splatting 181
71% 169 fps
CLim: 1130 MHz, MLim: 1660 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.6.2
Lighting 238
Reflection 174
Parallax 250
73% 221 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 195
Splatting 192
74% 173 fps
CLim: 1090 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.6.2
Lighting 224
Reflection 164
Parallax 270
73% 220 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 168
Splatting 185
72% 160 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 2015) 31% 75% ± 12%
MSI R9 390X 8GB Gaming
Sapphire(174B E324) 22% 74% ± 14%
Sapphire R9 390X 8GB TRIPLE Tri-X OC
XFX(1682 9395) 16% 71% ± 12%
XFX R9 390X 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $399.991 month ago.
EbayUS $866.834 mins ago.
Asus(1043 04DF) 8% 72% ± 15%
Gigabyte(1458 22BC) 6% 74% ± 4%
Gigabyte R9 390X 8GB G1 Gaming
AmazonUS $499.991 month ago.
EbayUS $900.5216 mins ago.
Asus(1043 04E9) 6% 75% ± 5%
PowerColor(148C 2357) 5% 76% ± 5%
Asus(1043 04D7) 3% 71% ± 12%
Asus(1043 04DB) 1% 68% ± 17%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 1% 66% ± 24%
HP(103C 6566) 1% 69% ± 8%
Asus(1043 04EB) 0% 75% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2357) 0% 75% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 0E34) 0% 76% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0B00) 0% 72% ± 0%
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Gaming 63%
Desktop 55%
Workstation 45%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $911

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1 day ago.

Best Card for the Money I found.


3 days ago.

great card. not loud, fast, good drivers


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


6 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


14 days ago.

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


16 days ago.

best value for 4k gaming. 8 gb ram


9 days ago.



2 years ago.


1 month ago.

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

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