Average Bench: 51.6% (60th of 621)

Based on 53,776 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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Average average bench

The AMD R9 390 averaged 48.3% 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) 196fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 171fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390 is just 11.6%. 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) 156fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 128fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 53,776 samples)
Min Avg Max
154 Lighting 196 211
143 Reflection 156 165
231 Parallax 256 286
53.3% 203 fps
Min Avg Max
122 MRender 128 133
160 Gravity 171 180
170 Splatting 178 186
49.5% 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 209
Reflection 163
Parallax 270
57% 214 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 178
Splatting 184
51% 164 fps
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.9.1
Lighting 202
Reflection 159
Parallax 248
54% 203 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 177
Splatting 179
50% 162 fps
CLim: 1010 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.5.2
Lighting 200
Reflection 155
Parallax 244
54% 200 fps
MRender 126
Gravity 170
Splatting 172
49% 156 fps
CLim: 1015 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 195
Reflection 158
Parallax 255
53% 202 fps
MRender 126
Gravity 160
Splatting 177
48% 154 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

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

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 159 fps Fortnite: 91 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 55 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 Minecraft: 115 fps DOTA 2: 104 fps World of Warcraft: 50 fps World of Tanks: 104 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,238,293 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 53,776 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $329 @ launch in Jun '15)
MSI(1462 2015) 33% 52% ± 5%
MSI R9 390 8GB Gaming
R9 390 GAMING 8G
Sapphire(174B E324) 24% 52% ± 5%
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC +BP
11244-01-20G
AmazonUS $4997 mins
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC
11244-00-20G
AmazonUS $3832 years
XFX(1682 9390) 14% 51% ± 4%
XFX R9 390 8GB Black
R9-390P-D28M
AmazonUS $3403 years
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
R9-390P-8256
AmazonUS $3492 years
EbayUS $53513 mins
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
R9-390P-F28M
AmazonUS $4996 mins
XFX R9 390 8GB Black Nero
R9-390P-8DF6
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) 9% 53% ± 1%
PowerColor(148C 2358) 7% 51% ± 2%
Asus(1043 04ED) 6% 52% ± 4%
Asus(1043 04DD) 3% 53% ± 2%
Asus R9 390 8GB STRIX
STRIX-R9390-DC3OC-8GD5-GAMING
AmazonUS $3042 years
PwrHis(1787 2358) 1% 47% ± 8%
Asus(1043 04D9) 1% 51% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22C1) 1% 53% ± 3%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 0% 48% ± 5%
Asus(1043 04E1) 0% 50% ± 0%
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Typical R9 390 Builds (Compare 23,676 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $464

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

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7 days ago.

Can be comfortably overclocked for more performance than the r9 390X


Good

1 month 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

13 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

4 years ago.


Average

24 months ago.

Good, but hot.


Average

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 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

4 years ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

Very respectable GPU today for 1080p. Seems to have aged better than the FX-9590 in my system, that's for sure. Watch out, this consumes a lot of power and produces plenty of heat.


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.

375W TDP Sapphire nitro+


Good

4 months ago.

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


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