Average Bench: 56.9% (50th of 621)

Based on 14,735 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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Average average bench

The AMD R9 390X averaged 43.1% 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) 220fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 191fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390X is just 8.74%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 390X performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 164fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 133fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,735 samples)
Min Avg Max
191 Lighting 220 233
155 Reflection 164 171
251 Parallax 284 318
59.6% 222 fps
Min Avg Max
126 MRender 133 137
172 Gravity 191 204
177 Splatting 184 192
53.3% 169 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.9.2
Lighting 228
Reflection 167
Parallax 305
62% 233 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 196
Splatting 186
54% 173 fps
CLim: 1055 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.7.1
Lighting 226
Reflection 164
Parallax 285
61% 225 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 189
Splatting 182
53% 168 fps
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.9.2
Lighting 192
Reflection 159
Parallax 257
52% 202 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 175
Splatting 180
50% 161 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

Average fps @ 1080p with maximum detail settings for 9 popular games:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 141 fps Fortnite: 85 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 51 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 69 fps League of Legends: 192 fps Overwatch: 98 fps Battlefield 1: 74 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 55 fps World of Tanks: 104 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,109,262 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 14,735 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $429 @ launch in Jun '15)
MSI(1462 2015) 24% 58% ± 3%
MSI R9 390X 8GB Gaming
R9 390X GAMING 8G
Sapphire(174B E324) 21% 57% ± 2%
Sapphire R9 390X 8GB TRIPLE Tri-X OC
11241-00-20G
XFX(1682 9395) 17% 56% ± 2%
XFX R9 390X 8GB Double Dissipation
R9-390X-F28M
AmazonUS $7002 years
Gigabyte(1458 22BC) 10% 57% ± 2%
Gigabyte R9 390X 8GB G1 Gaming
GV-R939XG1 GAMING-8GD
AmazonUS $52922 months
Asus(1043 04DF) 8% 57% ± 3%
Asus(1043 04E9) 7% 57% ± 3%
Asus(1043 04D7) 4% 56% ± 2%
PowerColor(148C 2357) 4% 58% ± 4%
Asus(1043 04DB) 1% 57% ± 2%
AMD(1002 0B00) 1% 52% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 22C2) 1% 56% ± 2%
Sapphire(174B 0E34) 1% 58% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2357) 0% 58% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 47%
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Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 30% - Below average Total price: $868

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

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3 hrs ago.

Powerful card. 4k gaming potential. Only issue with this card is that it requires an active adapter ($$) to play 4k at anything over 30 fps.


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Liked

3 months ago.

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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

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

best value for 4k gaming. 8 gb ram


Good

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

Es muy buena con los gráficos


Outstanding

4 years ago.


Terrible

24 months ago.

very high price


Average

3 months ago.

It had a good value.


Good

5 months 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

14 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

12 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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