Average Bench: 66.3% (41st of 599)

Based on 42,635 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]


Above average average bench

The AMD R9 390 averaged 33.6% 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.


Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 192fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 170fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390 is just 19%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 390 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 156fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 127fps

Average Bench

(Based on 42,635 samples)
Min Avg Max
100 Lighting 192 213
139 Reflection 156 166
205 Parallax 257 288
66.7% 202 fps
Min Avg Max
119 MRender 127 135
156 Gravity 170 182
166 Splatting 177 188
66% 158 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.12.1
Lighting 210
Reflection 162
Parallax 261
71% 211 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 168
Splatting 181
67% 160 fps
CLim: 1015 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Lighting 178
Reflection 154
Parallax 272
66% 201 fps
MRender 126
Gravity 162
Splatting 178
65% 156 fps
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 188
Reflection 152
Parallax 238
64% 193 fps
MRender 118
Gravity 158
Splatting 172
62% 149 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

Average fps @ 1080p with maximum detail settings for 12 popular games:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 175 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 58 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 46 fps Fortnite: 79 fps League of Legends: 175 fps Overwatch: 100 fps Battlefield 1: 68 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 55 fps DOTA 2: 112 fps World of Warcraft: 50 fps World of Tanks: 93 fps Battlefield 4: 98 fps

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 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 42,635 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $329 @ launch in Jun '15)
MSI(1462 2015) 34% 67% ± 6%
MSI R9 390 8GB Gaming
R9 390 GAMING 8G
Sapphire(174B E324) 27% 66% ± 8%
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC +BP
AmazonUS $34512 months
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC
AmazonUS $38317 months
XFX(1682 9390) 13% 66% ± 6%
XFX R9 390 8GB Black
AmazonUS $3402 years
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $3492 years
EbayUS $53514 mins
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $32014 months
XFX R9 390 8GB Black Nero
Asus(1043 04ED) 6% 66% ± 7%
Asus(1043 04DD) 5% 66% ± 9%
Asus R9 390 8GB STRIX
AmazonUS $30422 months
PowerColor(148C 2358) 5% 64% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) 5% 66% ± 9%
Asus(1043 04D9) 2% 67% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 2358) 1% 67% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 22C1) 1% 65% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04EF) 1% 68% ± 4%
Asus(1043 04E1) 0% 62% ± 0%
Device(17AF 2390) 0% 67% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2390) 0% 66% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 0% 70% ± 0%
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Gaming 57%
Desktop 55%
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $540

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7 hrs ago.

Great performance for the price, capable of 1440p60 on many modern titles, best when coupled with freesync display


10 days ago.

had the asus strix 8gb dc3 oc for a couple of years and it still plays most games at max settings, love it


19 days ago.

really dislike this Sapphire R 9 390 Nitro


21 months ago.

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


5 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.


12 days ago.

Works 100% runs games fine.


3 years ago.


16 months ago.

Good, but hot.


1 month ago.

During the GPU price insanity this was the best price point close second to 1080


2 years ago.

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


3 years ago.

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


3 years ago.

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


4 months ago.

375W TDP Sapphire nitro+

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