Average Bench: 34.4% (140th of 689)

Based on 75,334 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 6939 Models: AMD Radeon (TM) R9 380, AMD Radeon R9 300, AMD Radeon (TM) R9 380 Series (Engineering Sample - WDDM v2.0)

The AMD R9 380 succeeds the Tonga based R9 285. The only difference between the two cards is a tiny 2% GPU clock increase on the R9 380 but for the most part, the R9 380 is identical to the R9 285. We only have one sample of the R9 380 so far and comparing benchmarks between the R9 380 and R9 285 shows that the two cards are indeed very close. Unlike with several of the other AMD R9 300 series re-badges, the MSRP has actually dropped on the R9 380 to $199. This card could be a strong value contender if prices drop much below $200. [Jun '15 GPUPro]

Poor average bench

The AMD R9 380 averaged 65.5% 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. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 42.6fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 42.3fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 380 is just 3.9%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 380 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 46.3fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 55.3fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 75,334 samples)
Min Avg Max
39.4 Lighting 42.6 45.1
41.8 Reflection 46.3 48.9
51.1 Parallax 55.3 60.7
34.4% 48 fps
Min Avg Max
43.5 MRender 45.5 47.1
39.6 Gravity 42.3 44
30.4 Splatting 32.2 33.6
34.5% 40 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 990 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 21.Q1.2
Lighting 45.1
Reflection 47
Parallax 56.1
36% 49.4 fps
MRender 45.5
Gravity 43.3
Splatting 32.8
35% 40.5 fps
CLim: 990 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 21.5.2
Lighting 43
Reflection 46.3
Parallax 0.3
35% 29.9 fps
MRender 45.1
Gravity 43.3
Splatting 32.7
35% 40.4 fps
CLim: 990 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.11.2
Lighting 40.6
Reflection 42.5
Parallax 51.7
33% 44.9 fps
MRender 42.3
Gravity 40.3
Splatting 31.2
33% 37.9 fps
CLim: 1150 MHz, MLim: 1600 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 22.6.1
Lighting 3.3
Reflection 46.4
Parallax 55.6
3% 35.1 fps
MRender 45.4
Gravity 43.1
Splatting 32.2
35% 40.2 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $199 @ launch in Jun '15)
Sapphire(174B E308) 28% 35% ± 1%
Sapphire R9 380 4GB NITRO
11242-13-20G
Sapphire R9 380 2GB Dual-X OC
11242-02-20G
Sapphire R9 380 2GB Dual-X OC
11242-00-20G
MSI(1462 2015) 23% 35% ± 1%
MSI R9 380 GAMING 4GB
R9 380 GAMING 4G
Asus(1043 04E3) 11% 34% ± 3%
Asus R9 380 4GB STRIX GAMING
STRIX-R9380-DC2OC-4GD5-GAMING
AmazonUS $2884 years
XFX(1682 9380) 8% 34% ± 2%
XFX R9 380 2GB DD Edition 2DF5
R9-380P-2DF5
AmazonUS $3234 years
XFX R9 380 2GB DD Edition F22M
R9-380P-F22M
XFX R9 380 4GB DD Edition 4255
R9-380P-4255
AmazonUS $2326 years
XFX R9 380 4GB 4DF5
R9-380P-4DF5
Gigabyte(1458 22BB) 8% 34% ± 1%
Gigabyte R9 380 4GB G1
GV-R938G1 GAMING-4GD
AmazonUS $3302 years
Gigabyte R9 380 4GB G1 Windforce
GV-R938WF2-4GD
AmazonUS $2392 years
Asus(1043 049A) 5% 35% ± 2%
Asus R9 380 2GB STRIX
STRIX-R9380-DC2OC-2GD5-GAMING
AmazonUS $2002 years
PowerColor(148C 2359) 5% 34% ± 1%
PowerColor R9 380 4GB PCS+
AXR9 380 4GBD5-PPDHE
PwrHis(1787 2359) 2% 35% ± 3%
Asus(1043 0498) 2% 34% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04E5) 2% 34% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E305) 2% 36% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B E306) 1% 34% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22B6) 1% 34% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 200F) 1% 35% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22C0) 1% 33% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22B8) 0% 34% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $430

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 Comments

Added 7 years ago.

Good

20 months ago.

decent card, but amd has a bad green screen crash problem.


Good

13 months ago.

Noisy, power hungry and horrible value.


Good

4 months ago.

Very capable 1080p from high to ultra details settings. 7950 - r9 280 - r9 285 - r9 380 age like wine! still way better than 1050ti or rx560


Good

3 months ago.

Found one of these relatively cheap on Aliexpress relative to today's ruined GPU market. Much better value than a 1050ti for "enough to be playable" performance on 1080p at almost any game.


Poor

2 years ago.

second hand of this very cheap (40$)


Poor

15 months ago.

Powerful, doesnt heat so much, cheap, and better than a rx560 or a 1050ti, but it is noisy and power hungry.


Excellent

2 years ago.

I love my MSI R9 380 GAMING 4GB. Perfectly GPU .Very good a price,high quality, low temperature and low noise. At the moment is ok and in 2019 new games is great for 1080p - let's shatter that GTX 770


Excellent

2 years ago.

Amazing performacen and a very low price


Good

13 months ago.

Great value GPU, the only downfall is that the Gigabyte G1 model has very aggressive power saving which might interfere with keeping 3D clocks at or above base clock.


Very good

7 years ago.


Excellent

4 years ago.

I love my AMD MSI R9 380 4G GAMING OC let's break the GTX 770!!!


Average

3 years ago.

Ok in 2015


Terrible

5 years ago.

amd is inferior


Outstanding

6 years ago.

Outstanding


Excellent

6 years ago.

Exellent performance per dollar, above GTX 960, i use this GPU on Battlefront at Ultra and i got more than 50 FPS. perfect for 1080p budget pc.


Good

4 years ago.

The R9 380 is a very good graphics better than the 1050TI even being 2 years older, it is a little obsolete today with modern games but generally good.


Good

5 years ago.

Never gave me trouble in all my time having it. A good mid-range gpu for its time. Now outdated and not worth purchasing compared to newer models.


Terrible

4 years ago.

Drivers on this trash gpu still don't play x265 video properly consistently, (on ANY of 5 video players using Win7) while the much lower rated GTX 750 does so perfectly on all players tested.


Outstanding

7 years ago.

Excellent card. Gains a lot of performance trough overclocking. And the temperatures and power consumption don't go up all that much by OCing


Excellent

6 years ago.

A solid performer, good value for the price and furthermore if on sale!


Excellent

4 years ago.

replaced an old GTX460 three years ago, it was a second hand @180€, so excellent ratio perf/price, and silent.


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