Average Bench: 52.9% (60th of 630)

Based on 19,985 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 47.0% 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) 215fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 195fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390X is just 6.1%. 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. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 286fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,985 samples)
Min Avg Max
182 Lighting 215 233
155 Reflection 164 170
255 Parallax 286 318
56.6% 222 fps
Min Avg Max
127 MRender 133 137
180 Gravity 195 204
176 Splatting 185 192
53% 171 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: 19.12.2
Lighting 217
Reflection 168
Parallax 311
57% 232 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 203
Splatting 188
55% 176 fps
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.12.2
Lighting 230
Reflection 167
Parallax 306
60% 235 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 198
Splatting 187
54% 174 fps
CLim: 1055 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.20
Lighting 224
Reflection 164
Parallax 306
59% 231 fps
MRender 133
Gravity 193
Splatting 188
53% 171 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,624,091 GPUs tested.

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $429 @ launch in Jun '15)
MSI(1462 2015) 35% 54% ± 2%
MSI R9 390X 8GB Gaming
R9 390X GAMING 8G
Sapphire(174B E324) 19% 53% ± 1%
Sapphire R9 390X 8GB TRIPLE Tri-X OC
11241-00-20G
XFX(1682 9395) 15% 50% ± 2%
XFX R9 390X 8GB Double Dissipation
R9-390X-F28M
AmazonUS $7002 years
Asus(1043 04DF) 8% 53% ± 2%
Asus(1043 04E9) 6% 53% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22BC) 5% 53% ± 1%
Gigabyte R9 390X 8GB G1 Gaming
GV-R939XG1 GAMING-8GD
AmazonUS $5292 years
Asus(1043 04D7) 3% 53% ± 1%
PowerColor(148C 2357) 3% 53% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22C2) 1% 53% ± 1%
HP(103C 6566) 1% 49% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2357) 1% 53% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04DB) 1% 53% ± 3%
Sapphire(174B 0E34) 1% 52% ± 2%
AMD(1002 0B00) 1% 52% ± 1%
PwrHis(1787 2020) 1% 52% ± 2%
PwrHis(1787 2393) 0% 52% ± 0%
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Typical R9 390X Builds (Compare 15,047 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 28% - Poor Total price: $868

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 hr ago.

not as great performance as i expected


Liked

3 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

30 days 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

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 months ago.

best value for 4k gaming. 8 gb ram


Excellent

10 months ago.

Es muy buena con los gráficos


Good

17 months ago.

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


Outstanding

4 years ago.


Terrible

2 years ago.

very high price


Average

7 months ago.

It had a good value.


Good

9 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

16 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


Excellent

18 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.


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