Average Bench: 66.6% (57th of 620)

Based on 51,334 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 33.4% 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) 194fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 171fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390 is just 13.1%. 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 51,334 samples)
Min Avg Max
148 Lighting 194 211
140 Reflection 156 165
220 Parallax 255 285
67% 202 fps
Min Avg Max
120 MRender 127 132
158 Gravity 171 180
167 Splatting 177 186
66.3% 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: 19.5.2
Lighting 211
Reflection 163
Parallax 273
72% 215 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 180
Splatting 185
69% 166 fps
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.7.2
Lighting 207
Reflection 161
Parallax 268
71% 212 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 178
Splatting 184
69% 164 fps
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 209
Reflection 162
Parallax 278
72% 217 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 166
Splatting 178
66% 158 fps
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.5.2
Lighting 195
Reflection 153
Parallax 230
64% 193 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 160
Splatting 160
62% 148 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

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

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 160 fps Fortnite: 90 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 58 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 46 fps League of Legends: 172 fps Overwatch: 100 fps Battlefield 1: 67 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 55 fps DOTA 2: 113 fps World of Warcraft: 51 fps World of Tanks: 103 fps Minecraft: 117 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,449,666 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 51,334 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $329 @ launch in Jun '15)
MSI(1462 2015) 31% 67% ± 6%
MSI R9 390 8GB Gaming
R9 390 GAMING 8G
Sapphire(174B E324) 29% 67% ± 5%
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC +BP
EbayUS $20021 mins
AmazonUS $4999 mins
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC
AmazonUS $38323 months
XFX(1682 9390) 15% 64% ± 5%
XFX R9 390 8GB Black
AmazonUS $3403 years
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $3492 years
EbayUS $53519 mins
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $4999 mins
XFX R9 390 8GB Black Nero
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) 10% 67% ± 3%
PowerColor(148C 2358) 5% 66% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04ED) 5% 66% ± 7%
Asus(1043 04DD) 3% 68% ± 4%
Asus R9 390 8GB STRIX
AmazonUS $3042 years
PwrHis(1787 2358) 1% 65% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22C1) 1% 66% ± 0%
Asus(1043 04D9) 1% 58% ± 11%
PwrHis(1787 2390) 0% 63% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 0% 66% ± 0%
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Typical R9 390 Builds (Compare 22,306 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 57%
Desktop 55%
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $394

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7 days ago.

Good card however I have experienced some AMD crash problems


2 years ago.

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


11 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.


4 years ago.


22 months ago.

Good, but hot.


1 month ago.

A good value for the time, an ok value today.


7 months ago.

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


3 years ago.

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


4 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


10 months ago.

375W TDP Sapphire nitro+


2 months ago.

great card still holds its own to this day. just hogs a lot of power

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