Average Bench: 68.5% (23rd of 543)

Based on 22,399 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 31.5% 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) 125fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 196fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390 is just 16.4%. 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) 155fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 161fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,399 samples)
Min Avg Max
156 Lighting 196 215
138 Reflection 155 168
208 Parallax 254 284
66.3% 202 fps
Min Avg Max
116 MRender 125 135
145 Gravity 161 175
160 Splatting 175 190
69.4% 154 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1150 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.4.4
Lighting 220
Reflection 177
Parallax 294
76% 230 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 184
Splatting 202
79% 176 fps
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1600 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7.1
Lighting 220
Reflection 166
Parallax 264
72% 217 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 175
Splatting 189
75% 167 fps
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7.1
Lighting 207
Reflection 162
Parallax 275
71% 214 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 166
Splatting 180
72% 158 fps
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7.1
Lighting 206
Reflection 161
Parallax 256
68% 208 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 165
Splatting 180
72% 158 fps
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1025 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.6.2
Lighting 206
Reflection 158
Parallax 252
68% 205 fps
MRender 126
Gravity 163
Splatting 176
70% 155 fps
CLim: 1010 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.4.4
Lighting 192
Reflection 155
Parallax 251
65% 200 fps
MRender 125
Gravity 162
Splatting 177
70% 155 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,370,681 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 22,399 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Sapphire(174B E324) 30% 69% ± 10%
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC +BP
11244-01-20G
AmazonUS $649.992 days ago.
EbayUS $889.9927 mins ago.
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC
11244-00-20G
AmazonUS $439.992 months ago.
EbayUS $700.3521 mins ago.
MSI(1462 2015) 29% 69% ± 7%
MSI R9 390 8GB Gaming
R9 390 GAMING 8G
XFX(1682 9390) 14% 67% ± 5%
XFX R9 390 8GB Black
R9-390P-D28M
AmazonUS $339.9914 months ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
R9-390P-8256
AmazonUS $349.267 months ago.
EbayUS $859.9824 mins ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
R9-390P-F28M
AmazonUS $319.995 months ago.
XFX R9 390 8GB Black Nero
R9-390P-8DF6
EbayUS $800.9810 mins ago.
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) 9% 69% ± 6%
Asus(1043 04ED) 7% 67% ± 12%
PowerColor(148C 2358) 5% 67% ± 5%
Asus(1043 04DD) 4% 70% ± 6%
Asus R9 390 8GB STRIX
STRIX-R9390-DC3OC-8GD5-GAMING
AmazonUS $304.503 months ago.
PwrHis(1787 2358) 1% 69% ± 2%
Asus(1043 04D9) 1% 67% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 0% 67% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04EF) 0% 65% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $730

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 Comments

Added 2 years ago.

Excellent

3 days ago.

Alright card for 2017. Not the best. Specially when RX480 Is out.


Excellent

2 days ago.

works with 4k on my 65" tv screen. with newest games.


Excellent

28 days ago.

really dislike this Sapphire R 9 390 Nitro


Good

1 month ago.

Very good graphic card :)


Good

21 days ago.

Excellent card.


Poor

2 months ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

best card for the price


Excellent

5 days 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.


Good

5 months ago.

Good card


Excellent

16 months 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

22 months ago.

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


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