Average Bench: 65.9% (37th of 586)

Based on 29,749 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 67B1 Models: AMD Radeon (TM) R9 390, AMD Radeon R9 300

The new AMD R9 390 is the direct successor to the R9 290. Both cards share the same GPU but the R9 390 is factory overclocked. The R9 390 has a 5% higher stock GPU clock, and a substantial stock memory clock increase of 20%. Additionally the R9 390 sports a minimum of 8GB of VRAM versus 4GB on the R9 290. At the current price levels of $329, the R9 390 can't compete given that R9 290s can be had for around $260. The increased VRAM will rarely help even at ultra high resolutions and in any case, most 4K gamers are likely to seek more GPU power than the R9 390 has to offer. We have seen several samples of the R9 390 and they scored an effective speed of 88.5% which, as expected, matches the speeds seen on overclocked R9 290s. On the face of it purchasing an R9 290 at a discount and then manually overclocking will result in the same performance as an R9 390 but with a saving of around $70. [Jun '15 GPUPro]

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Above average average bench

The AMD R9 390 averaged 34.1% 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) 197fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 256fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390 is just 12.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 390 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 156fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 126fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 29,749 samples)
Min Avg Max
143 Lighting 197 214
140 Reflection 156 166
221 Parallax 256 287
67.5% 203 fps
Min Avg Max
118 MRender 126 133
151 Gravity 163 172
166 Splatting 177 188
64.7% 155 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1060 MHz, MLim: 1547 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.11.4
Lighting 206
Reflection 164
Parallax 260
70% 210 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 170
Splatting 183
67% 161 fps
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.3.4
Lighting 207
Reflection 162
Parallax 267
71% 212 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 167
Splatting 183
67% 160 fps
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.3.4
Lighting 210
Reflection 162
Parallax 258
70% 210 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 168
Splatting 179
66% 159 fps
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.3.4
Lighting 211
Reflection 163
Parallax 251
70% 208 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 167
Splatting 177
65% 156 fps
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Lighting 209
Reflection 157
Parallax 240
68% 202 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 164
Splatting 177
65% 156 fps
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1025 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 181
Reflection 149
Parallax 244
63% 192 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 162
Splatting 176
65% 155 fps
Dell(1028 068B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1015 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.3.4
Lighting 191
Reflection 151
Parallax 237
64% 193 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 161
Splatting 173
63% 152 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,348,673 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 29,749 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $329 @ launch in Jun '15)
MSI(1462 2015) 31% 67% ± 8%
MSI R9 390 8GB Gaming
R9 390 GAMING 8G
Sapphire(174B E324) 26% 66% ± 6%
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC +BP
11244-01-20G
AmazonUS $3453 months
EbayUS $8903 mins
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC
11244-00-20G
AmazonUS $3838 months
XFX(1682 9390) 15% 63% ± 8%
XFX R9 390 8GB Black
R9-390P-D28M
AmazonUS $34023 months
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
R9-390P-8256
AmazonUS $34916 months
EbayUS $8602 mins
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
R9-390P-F28M
AmazonUS $3205 months
XFX R9 390 8GB Black Nero
R9-390P-8DF6
EbayUS $33020 mins
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) 11% 65% ± 8%
Asus(1043 04ED) 6% 69% ± 3%
PowerColor(148C 2358) 4% 65% ± 2%
Asus(1043 04DD) 4% 68% ± 3%
Asus R9 390 8GB STRIX
STRIX-R9390-DC3OC-8GD5-GAMING
AmazonUS $30412 months
Asus(1043 04D9) 1% 64% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22C1) 1% 64% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 2358) 1% 62% ± 8%
Asus(1043 04E1) 0% 62% ± 0%
Asus(1043 04EF) 0% 66% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0B00) 0% 66% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 0% 61% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $588

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 Comments

Added 2 years ago.

Excellent

4 days ago.

really dislike this Sapphire R 9 390 Nitro


Poor

11 months ago.

really nice card for the money. surpasses the gtx 970 which is around the same price point.


Good

8 months ago.

I own Sapphire Nitro R9 390 8GB 1040 MHz model for more than a year. It is a power hungry GPU, but besides that it has excellent cooling, it's more than capable to provide smooth gaming @ 1920x1080 on highest possible settings and also capable pushing every single game out there @ 2560x1440 on high or even highest possible settings. It'll be more than enough for 4 years or so, especially for 1080p system.


Excellent

2 years ago.


Average

7 months ago.

Good, but hot.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Perfect GPU for gaming. Not need Upgrade Only XFire ;)


Outstanding

2 years ago.

I've gone from Two GTX670's in SLI to one of these cards and am thoroughly impressed!


Excellent

2 years ago.

I have it really good card in idle stay at 40 degree really fast


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