Average Bench: 72% (43rd of 613)

Based on 13,687 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 67B0 Models: AMD Radeon (TM) R9 390X, ASUS R9 390X, AMD Radeon (TM) R9 390, AMD Radeon R9 300

The AMD R9 390X is a rebadged power hungry (350W+) 290X. The 390X has a slightly increased GPU clock speed, a significantly increased memory speed and a higher minimum VRAM of 8GB but it shares the same core GPU hardware. Looking at the overclocked performance differences between the older 290X and the 390X shows that the two cards are approximately the same, which comes as no surprise considering that the 390X is actually just a factory overclocked 290X. Smart shoppers obviously won't be happy to pay AMD a premium of around $100 simply for overclocking a two year old 290X. That said the 390X does offer stellar performance, particularly at 4K resolutions and if prices drop significantly it could become a strong contender. We only have one MSI sample benchmark for the 390X so far so we will revisit this GPU when we have a better sample of all the available cards. [Jun '15 GPUPro]

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Good average bench

The AMD R9 390X averaged 27.9% 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) 212fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 191fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390X is 22.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 390X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 161fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 132fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,687 samples)
Min Avg Max
120 Lighting 212 235
133 Reflection 161 171
213 Parallax 281 319
73.2% 218 fps
Min Avg Max
120 MRender 132 139
169 Gravity 191 206
164 Splatting 184 194
71.1% 169 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
PowerColor(148C 2357) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1525 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.5.1
Lighting 212
Reflection 171
Parallax 321
78% 235 fps
MRender 139
Gravity 202
Splatting 190
75% 177 fps
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.1.1
Lighting 214
Reflection 168
Parallax 306
76% 229 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 200
Splatting 191
74% 176 fps
CLim: 1060 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.5.2
Lighting 217
Reflection 168
Parallax 312
78% 232 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 195
Splatting 190
73% 173 fps
CLim: 1060 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.4.2
Lighting 198
Reflection 144
Parallax 244
66% 195 fps
MRender 119
Gravity 167
Splatting 166
63% 151 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

Average fps @ 1080p with maximum detail settings for 8 popular games:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 152 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 49 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 69 fps League of Legends: 195 fps Overwatch: 98 fps Battlefield 1: 70 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 56 fps World of Tanks: 104 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,046,372 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 13,687 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $429 @ launch in Jun '15)
MSI(1462 2015) 29% 74% ± 6%
MSI R9 390X 8GB Gaming
R9 390X GAMING 8G
Sapphire(174B E324) 22% 72% ± 9%
Sapphire R9 390X 8GB TRIPLE Tri-X OC
11241-00-20G
XFX(1682 9395) 18% 70% ± 7%
XFX R9 390X 8GB Double Dissipation
R9-390X-F28M
AmazonUS $70022 months
Asus(1043 04DF) 10% 73% ± 8%
Gigabyte(1458 22BC) 7% 71% ± 7%
Gigabyte R9 390X 8GB G1 Gaming
GV-R939XG1 GAMING-8GD
AmazonUS $52918 months
Asus(1043 04E9) 4% 73% ± 4%
Asus(1043 04D7) 3% 71% ± 6%
PowerColor(148C 2357) 2% 73% ± 4%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 2% 65% ± 11%
AMD(1002 0B00) 1% 64% ± 13%
Gigabyte(1458 22C2) 1% 70% ± 10%
HP(103C 6566) 0% 70% ± 0%
Asus(1043 04DB) 0% 74% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2357) 0% 69% ± 0%
Dell(1028 0B00) 0% 54% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 61%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $857

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 Comments

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

Can cook an egg on this thing constantly runs hot


Excellent

1 month ago.

boi da best thing

Comment 

Went from a 280x to a 390x, this is an excellent card, got a good deal so got it for just under £300.Would have to spend £70-100+ for only a few FPS more for the nearest competing card (AMD or NVidia). Awesome! Shop around and pick up an awesome bargain.—Sep '15


Excellent

16 days ago.

overclocked best performance


Liked

11 months ago.

Comment 

One of the best single GPU's, if you cannot afford a GTX 980 Ti I believe this or a sale R9 290X is one of the only options to make as the Fury X seems to be overpriced which should make the R9 Fury (non-X) a better option over the R9 390x.—Jul '15


Excellent

2 months ago.

very powerfull on crossfireX when you game and devellops too with an i7 4790k


Excellent

8 months ago.

best value for 4k gaming. 8 gb ram


Excellent

10 hrs ago.

very good gpu


Good

9 months ago.

Nearly the same performance as gtx 980 for about $250 NZD less, this card was a no brainer for me.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Es muy buena con los gráficos


Outstanding

3 years ago.


Terrible

20 months ago.

very high price


Good

1 month ago.

Not a terribly bad GPU, but it's just about maxed out here. Even so, it compares well with the RX 580 and GTX 1060-6GB (and GTX 980). Plus, every R9 390 and 390X has 8GB of VRAM, which is nice (you can never have too much VRAM buffer).


Excellent

10 months ago.

Been using this card since 2015. The fact that it's neck and neck against today's GTX 1060 6GB, and a rebrand of a 2013 architecture, this GPU kicks major ass! I'll probably be using this card for a few more years until I'll have to upgrade.


Excellent

8 months ago.

Got the Power Color Devil version when it first released, and was blessed by the silicone gods. Hit the silicone lottery, and almost 3 years after purchase, was able to pull world high benchmark for this card. http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/7774099


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