Average Bench: 55.5% (74th of 652)

Based on 21,368 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]

Average average bench

The AMD R9 390X averaged 44.5% 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) 71.3fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 65.7fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390X is just 9.01%. 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) 74.6fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 92.7fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,368 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.3 Lighting 71.3 77.3
68.8 Reflection 74.6 77.3
84 Parallax 92.7 102
57.7% 79.5 fps
Min Avg Max
62.7 MRender 66.1 68.2
59.6 Gravity 65.7 69.3
44.9 Splatting 47.1 47.9
52.9% 59.7 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: 20.11.2
Lighting 77.6
Reflection 77.1
Parallax 98.5
63% 84.4 fps
MRender 67.7
Gravity 69.1
Splatting 46.8
55% 61.2 fps
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.1.1
Lighting 76.6
Reflection 75.8
Parallax 102
62% 84.7 fps
MRender 67
Gravity 68.5
Splatting 46.7
55% 60.7 fps
CLim: 1055 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.11.2
Lighting 73
Reflection 74.4
Parallax 90.2
59% 79.2 fps
MRender 64.9
Gravity 65.1
Splatting 45.2
52% 58.4 fps
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.11.1
Lighting 70.5
Reflection 73.4
Parallax 91.3
57% 78.4 fps
MRender 64.7
Gravity 65.2
Splatting 45.9
52% 58.6 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $429 @ launch in Jun '15)
MSI(1462 2015) 34% 57% ± 4%
MSI R9 390X 8GB Gaming
R9 390X GAMING 8G
XFX(1682 9395) 17% 53% ± 3%
XFX R9 390X 8GB Double Dissipation
R9-390X-F28M
AmazonUS $7003 years
Sapphire(174B E324) 17% 56% ± 1%
Sapphire R9 390X 8GB TRIPLE Tri-X OC
11241-00-20G
Asus(1043 04DF) 8% 55% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 22BC) 7% 55% ± 2%
Gigabyte R9 390X 8GB G1 Gaming
GV-R939XG1 GAMING-8GD
AmazonUS $3406 months
Asus(1043 04E9) 6% 56% ± 2%
PowerColor(148C 2357) 3% 57% ± 2%
Asus(1043 04D7) 3% 55% ± 2%
AMD(1002 0B00) 1% 54% ± 2%
HP(103C 6566) 1% 53% ± 5%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 1% 56% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 22C2) 1% 56% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04DB) 1% 55% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 0E34) 1% 55% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2357) 1% 56% ± 1%
AMD(1002 0000) 0% 55% ± 0%
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Gaming 52%
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Desktop 90%
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $976

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 Comments

Added 5 years ago.

Liked

6 months 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


Excellent

13 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

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 hrs ago.

Comment 

The drivers were never good, and it came out the factory with a hell lot of overvolting it didnt need.—Dec '20


Excellent

2 years ago.

best value for 4k gaming. 8 gb ram


Excellent

23 months ago.

Es muy buena con los gráficos


Good

11 months ago.

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


Outstanding

5 years ago.


Terrible

3 years ago.

very high price


Average

19 months ago.

It had a good value.


Good

21 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

2 years 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


Excellent

2 years 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.


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