Average Bench: 66.2% (52nd of 613)

Based on 45,231 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]

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Above average average bench

The AMD R9 390 averaged 33.8% 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) 192fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 170fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390 is just 19.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 390 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 157fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 127fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 45,231 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 Lighting 192 212
140 Reflection 157 166
207 Parallax 256 285
66.5% 202 fps
Min Avg Max
117 MRender 127 133
152 Gravity 170 181
165 Splatting 176 186
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: 19.1.1
Lighting 205
Reflection 158
Parallax 280
72% 215 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 179
Splatting 183
69% 164 fps
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.4.3
Lighting 199
Reflection 159
Parallax 285
71% 215 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 178
Splatting 184
69% 164 fps
CLim: 1015 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.11.1
Lighting 194
Reflection 157
Parallax 278
70% 210 fps
MRender 126
Gravity 162
Splatting 179
65% 156 fps
PwrHis(1787 2020) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.4.1
Lighting 203
Reflection 158
Parallax 237
66% 199 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 173
Splatting 175
66% 159 fps
Asus(1043 04EF) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 197
Reflection 158
Parallax 265
68% 207 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 160
Splatting 173
64% 152 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

Average fps @ 1080p with maximum detail settings for 11 popular games:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 174 fps Fortnite: 90 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 59 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 46 fps League of Legends: 174 fps Overwatch: 100 fps Battlefield 1: 67 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 53 fps DOTA 2: 113 fps World of Warcraft: 51 fps World of Tanks: 99 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,047,259 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 45,231 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $329 @ launch in Jun '15)
MSI(1462 2015) 36% 66% ± 9%
MSI R9 390 8GB Gaming
R9 390 GAMING 8G
Sapphire(174B E324) 20% 67% ± 5%
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC +BP
11244-01-20G
AmazonUS $34516 months
EbayUS $35012 secs
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC
11244-00-20G
AmazonUS $38321 months
XFX(1682 9390) 17% 64% ± 7%
XFX R9 390 8GB Black
R9-390P-D28M
AmazonUS $3403 years
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
R9-390P-8256
AmazonUS $3492 years
EbayUS $53534 mins
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
R9-390P-F28M
AmazonUS $49918 mins
XFX R9 390 8GB Black Nero
R9-390P-8DF6
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) 9% 67% ± 4%
PowerColor(148C 2358) 6% 66% ± 5%
Asus(1043 04ED) 5% 67% ± 5%
Asus(1043 04DD) 3% 69% ± 2%
Asus R9 390 8GB STRIX
STRIX-R9390-DC3OC-8GD5-GAMING
AmazonUS $3042 years
Asus(1043 04D9) 1% 66% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22C1) 1% 65% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2358) 1% 66% ± 1%
AMD(1002 0B00) 1% 66% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04E1) 0% 66% ± 0%
Asus(1043 04EF) 0% 66% ± 1%
Device(17AF 2390) 0% 68% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $545

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 Comments

Added 3 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

Got the card for an amazing price and it's still going strong now running it on a 1440p 144Hz UQHD display and runs all games smoothly


Average

7 days ago.

Good card however I have experienced some AMD crash problems


Poor

2 years ago.

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


Good

9 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.


Excellent

3 years ago.


Average

20 months ago.

Good, but hot.


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Outstanding

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Good

8 months ago.

375W TDP Sapphire nitro+


Good

14 days ago.

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


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