Average Bench: 48.1% (74th of 634)

Based on 59,592 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]


Below average average bench

The AMD R9 390 averaged 51.8% 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.


Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 196fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 175fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390 is just 4.36%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 390 performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 157fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 259fps

Average Bench

(Based on 59,592 samples)
Min Avg Max
155 Lighting 196 212
150 Reflection 157 165
239 Parallax 259 284
51.5% 204 fps
Min Avg Max
123 MRender 128 133
163 Gravity 175 181
172 Splatting 179 186
48.2% 161 fps
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The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1115 MHz, MLim: 1650 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.12.3
Lighting 224
Reflection 173
Parallax 275
59% 224 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 191
Splatting 192
53% 174 fps
PwrHis(1787 2358) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver:
Lighting 197
Reflection 153
Parallax 246
52% 199 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 172
Splatting 175
47% 157 fps
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1025 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 201
Reflection 158
Parallax 274
53% 211 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 164
Splatting 177
46% 156 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $329 @ launch in Jun '15)
MSI(1462 2015) 31% 49% ± 1%
MSI R9 390 8GB Gaming
R9 390 GAMING 8G
Sapphire(174B E324) 24% 49% ± 1%
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC +BP
AmazonUS $4997 secs
Sapphire R9 390 8GB Nitro Tri-X OC
AmazonUS $3832 years
XFX(1682 9390) 15% 47% ± 1%
XFX R9 390 8GB Black
AmazonUS $3403 years
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $3493 years
EbayUS $4998 mins
XFX R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $48813 mins
XFX R9 390 8GB Black Nero
Gigabyte(1458 22BD) 9% 48% ± 1%
PowerColor(148C 2358) 8% 47% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04DD) 5% 49% ± 1%
Asus R9 390 8GB STRIX
AmazonUS $3042 years
Asus(1043 04ED) 4% 48% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2358) 1% 47% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04D9) 1% 47% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22C1) 1% 47% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 0% 47% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04E1) 0% 46% ± 0%
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Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop 50%
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $439

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19 hrs ago.

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


2 years ago.

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


17 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.


2 years ago.

Good, but hot.


7 months ago.

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


13 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 ;)


2 months ago.

Good price to performance.


4 years ago.

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


5 months 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.


4 years ago.

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


16 months ago.

375W TDP Sapphire nitro+


8 months ago.

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

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