Average Bench: 70.9% (30th of 584)

Based on 10,931 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 29.1% 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) 212fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 182fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390X is just 15.2%. 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 10,931 samples)
Min Avg Max
126 Lighting 212 233
135 Reflection 161 171
218 Parallax 278 318
72.9% 217 fps
Min Avg Max
123 MRender 131 138
165 Gravity 182 193
172 Splatting 183 192
69.4% 165 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1145 MHz, MLim: 1950 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.3.4
Lighting 240
Reflection 175
Parallax 312
82% 242 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 202
Splatting 201
76% 182 fps
CLim: 1135 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.3.4
Lighting 221
Reflection 173
Parallax 306
78% 233 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 193
Splatting 199
75% 178 fps
Asus(1043 04DF) ≥ 4GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1001.0
Lighting 216
Reflection 164
Parallax 288
75% 223 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 201
Splatting 185
73% 173 fps
CLim: 1090 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Lighting 229
Reflection 168
Parallax 276
76% 225 fps
MRender 133
Gravity 176
Splatting 191
69% 167 fps
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Lighting 220
Reflection 159
Parallax 264
73% 214 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 178
Splatting 180
68% 163 fps
Asus(1043 04DF) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1070 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.3.4
Lighting 139
Reflection 85.4
Parallax 205
50% 143 fps
MRender 66.7
Gravity 160
Splatting 115
50% 114 fps
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.3.1
Lighting 18.3
Reflection 29.5
Parallax 16.9
6% 21.6 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 191
Splatting 186
72% 171 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $429 @ launch in Jun '15)
MSI(1462 2015) 25% 72% ± 5%
MSI R9 390X 8GB Gaming
R9 390X GAMING 8G
Sapphire(174B E324) 22% 71% ± 7%
Sapphire R9 390X 8GB TRIPLE Tri-X OC
11241-00-20G
XFX(1682 9395) 19% 68% ± 8%
XFX R9 390X 8GB Double Dissipation
R9-390X-F28M
AmazonUS $7009 months
Asus(1043 04DF) 9% 71% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 22BC) 7% 70% ± 4%
Gigabyte R9 390X 8GB G1 Gaming
GV-R939XG1 GAMING-8GD
AmazonUS $5295 months
EbayUS $90110 mins
Asus(1043 04E9) 7% 70% ± 5%
PowerColor(148C 2357) 4% 73% ± 4%
Asus(1043 04D7) 3% 68% ± 9%
Asus(1043 04DB) 1% 73% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 0E34) 1% 72% ± 2%
HP(103C 6566) 1% 66% ± 5%
PwrHis(1787 2357) 1% 72% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22C2) 0% 72% ± 1%
AMD(1002 0B00) 0% 68% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 0% 74% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2393) 0% 71% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04EB) 0% 70% ± 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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 Comments

Added 2 years ago.

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5 hrs ago.

This card has great performance, but draws a lot of power and heats up too much.


Liked

3 months ago.

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

2 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

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 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

8 months ago.

best value for 4k gaming. 8 gb ram


Excellent

5 months 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

6 months ago.

very high price


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