Average Bench: 71.4% (30th of 596)

Based on 8,283 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]


Good average bench

The AMD R9 390X averaged 28.5% 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.


Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 210fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 184fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390X is 20.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 390X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


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

Average Bench

(Based on 8,283 samples)
Min Avg Max
107 Lighting 210 234
151 Reflection 164 171
250 Parallax 284 322
73.3% 219 fps
Min Avg Max
124 MRender 133 138
169 Gravity 184 194
173 Splatting 184 192
70% 167 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1625 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.11.1
Lighting 235
Reflection 171
Parallax 293
79% 233 fps
MRender 138
Gravity 195
Splatting 191
74% 175 fps
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.11.1
Lighting 233
Reflection 169
Parallax 290
78% 231 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 184
Splatting 192
72% 171 fps
CLim: 1060 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Lighting 210
Reflection 161
Parallax 296
75% 223 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 177
Splatting 184
69% 164 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

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

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 175 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 73 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 50 fps Overwatch: 96 fps League of Legends: 207 fps Battlefield 1: 69 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 55 fps Battlefield 4: 95 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,993,075 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 8,283 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $429 @ launch in Jun '15)
MSI(1462 2015) 29% 73% ± 6%
MSI R9 390X 8GB Gaming
Sapphire(174B E324) 21% 72% ± 4%
Sapphire R9 390X 8GB TRIPLE Tri-X OC
XFX(1682 9395) 18% 70% ± 7%
XFX R9 390X 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $70016 months
Asus(1043 04DF) 7% 72% ± 11%
Gigabyte(1458 22BC) 6% 72% ± 1%
Gigabyte R9 390X 8GB G1 Gaming
AmazonUS $52911 months
Asus(1043 04E9) 6% 71% ± 4%
Asus(1043 04D7) 4% 71% ± 3%
PowerColor(148C 2357) 3% 71% ± 7%
HP(103C 6566) 2% 60% ± 12%
Gigabyte(1458 22C2) 1% 73% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04DB) 1% 72% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 1% 70% ± 3%
Sapphire(174B 0E34) 0% 74% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2357) 0% 57% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B E289) 0% 62% ± 0%
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Gaming 61%
Desktop 55%
Workstation 45%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $882

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1 month ago.

I haven't had any problems with it in the 3 years i've owned it so far. but i can't justify buying a rx 580 with them benchmarking so close this the r9 390x. a little oc to this makes it able to run anything i throw at it. it is my bottleneck in my system paired with a R3 1300x. i hope amd releases something new soon or i'm going all out for a vega 56/64


1 month ago.


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


4 months ago.


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


1 month ago.

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


2 months ago.

best value for 4k gaming. 8 gb ram


2 months ago.

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


3 years ago.


13 months ago.

very high price


4 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.


2 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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