Average Bench: 66.9% (50th of 611)

Based on 44,682 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 33.0% 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.


Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 196fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 171fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390 is just 11.3%. 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) 157fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 127fps

Average Bench

(Based on 44,682 samples)
Min Avg Max
142 Lighting 196 213
146 Reflection 157 165
229 Parallax 259 286
67.6% 204 fps
Min Avg Max
120 MRender 127 132
158 Gravity 171 181
169 Splatting 178 186
66.5% 159 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: 19.2.3
Lighting 205
Reflection 162
Parallax 261
70% 210 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 178
Splatting 182
69% 164 fps
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1025 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.3.1
Lighting 206
Reflection 160
Parallax 270
71% 212 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 172
Splatting 176
66% 158 fps
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1025 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.3.1
Lighting 206
Reflection 158
Parallax 248
68% 204 fps
MRender 125
Gravity 173
Splatting 177
66% 159 fps
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1025 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.3.1
Lighting 206
Reflection 159
Parallax 248
68% 204 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 172
Splatting 175
66% 158 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

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

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 158 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 59 fps Fortnite: 80 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 46 fps League of Legends: 174 fps Overwatch: 100 fps Battlefield 1: 68 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 53 fps DOTA 2: 117 fps World of Warcraft: 51 fps World of Tanks: 99 fps Battlefield 4: 98 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,541,099 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 44,682 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $329 @ launch in Jun '15)
MSI(1462 2015) 34% 68% ± 5%
MSI R9 390 8GB Gaming
R9 390 GAMING 8G
Sapphire(174B E324) 21% 67% ± 8%
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC +BP
AmazonUS $34514 months
EbayUS $6084 mins
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC
AmazonUS $38319 months
XFX(1682 9390) 18% 65% ± 6%
XFX R9 390 8GB Black
AmazonUS $3402 years
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $3492 years
EbayUS $5352 mins
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $32016 months
XFX R9 390 8GB Black Nero
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) 7% 66% ± 7%
Asus(1043 04ED) 7% 68% ± 2%
PowerColor(148C 2358) 6% 67% ± 4%
Asus(1043 04DD) 4% 68% ± 5%
Asus R9 390 8GB STRIX
AmazonUS $30424 months
PwrHis(1787 2358) 2% 65% ± 3%
Asus(1043 04D9) 1% 67% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22C1) 1% 67% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 0% 57% ± 11%
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Gaming 58%
Desktop 55%
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $520

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6 days ago.

Love it, had it for a few years and still performs great. 100fps+


8 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


23 months ago.

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


7 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.


3 years ago.


18 months ago.

Good, but hot.


3 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 ;)


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


6 months ago.

375W TDP Sapphire nitro+

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