Average Bench: 74% (15th of 543)

Based on 7,925 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 26.0% 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) 129fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 214fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390X is just 19%. 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) 160fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 180fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,925 samples)
Min Avg Max
172 Lighting 214 234
144 Reflection 160 172
213 Parallax 277 317
72.3% 217 fps
Min Avg Max
117 MRender 129 137
161 Gravity 180 194
166 Splatting 181 192
71.5% 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: 17.7.1
Lighting 227
Reflection 167
Parallax 310
79% 235 fps
MRender 126
Gravity 187
Splatting 183
71% 165 fps
PowerColor(148C 2357) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1525 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7.1
Lighting 231
Reflection 168
Parallax 278
75% 226 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 185
Splatting 187
75% 169 fps
CLim: 1055 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 226
Reflection 165
Parallax 286
76% 226 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 182
Splatting 188
74% 167 fps
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7.1
Lighting 222
Reflection 169
Parallax 282
74% 224 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 191
Splatting 186
75% 171 fps
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.4.4
Lighting 219
Reflection 163
Parallax 284
74% 222 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 192
Splatting 191
75% 172 fps
CLim: 1060 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 222
Reflection 162
Parallax 269
73% 218 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 174
Splatting 186
73% 163 fps
CLim: 1060 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.4.4
Lighting 220
Reflection 164
Parallax 259
71% 214 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 175
Splatting 182
73% 163 fps
AMD(1002 0B00) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 192
Reflection 150
Parallax 274
68% 206 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 169
Splatting 171
68% 154 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 2015) 31% 75% ± 12%
MSI R9 390X 8GB Gaming
R9 390X GAMING 8G
Sapphire(174B E324) 23% 74% ± 12%
Sapphire R9 390X 8GB TRIPLE Tri-X OC
11241-00-20G
XFX(1682 9395) 15% 72% ± 7%
XFX R9 390X 8GB Double Dissipation
R9-390X-F28M
AmazonUS $699.997 days ago.
Asus(1043 04DF) 8% 73% ± 13%
Asus(1043 04E9) 6% 75% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 22BC) 5% 73% ± 5%
Gigabyte R9 390X 8GB G1 Gaming
GV-R939XG1 GAMING-8GD
AmazonUS $699.9919 mins ago.
EbayUS $900.526 mins ago.
PowerColor(148C 2357) 4% 76% ± 5%
Asus(1043 04D7) 3% 71% ± 12%
HP(103C 6566) 2% 71% ± 3%
Asus(1043 04DB) 1% 74% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 2357) 0% 74% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B 0E34) 0% 77% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 0% 73% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 22C2) 0% 74% ± 0%
Asus(1043 04EB) 0% 75% ± 0%
AMD(1002 0B00) 0% 72% ± 0%
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Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,226

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2 hrs ago.

Had two. Great cards. Price over 390 maybe not worth it though


Excellent

14 days ago.

great card. not loud, fast, good drivers

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


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28 days 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


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

best value for 4k gaming. 8 gb ram


Good

1 month ago.

excelente!!


Excellent

12 days ago.

Great for 1080P 60+Fps Gaming


Outstanding

2 years ago.


Excellent

14 days 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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