Average Bench: 55% (95th of 685)

Based on 25,249 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 44.9% 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.


Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 70.3fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 65.7fps

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD R9 390X is just 9.46%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the AMD R9 390X performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 74.8fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 92.2fps

Average Bench

(Based on 25,249 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.1 Lighting 70.3 76.3
69.6 Reflection 74.8 77.3
83.3 Parallax 92.2 102
56.8% 79.1 fps
Min Avg Max
62.5 MRender 66 68
59.6 Gravity 65.7 69.2
44.4 Splatting 46.3 47.8
52.9% 59.4 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1060 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.Q2.1
Lighting 72
Reflection 75.5
Parallax 90.6
58% 79.4 fps
MRender 66.1
Gravity 63.6
Splatting 46.9
52% 58.9 fps
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1525 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 22.6.1
Lighting 69.3
Reflection 71.6
Parallax 88.2
56% 76.4 fps
MRender 62.3
Gravity 63.6
Splatting 43.4
51% 56.4 fps
HP(103C 6566) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.5.2
Lighting 67
Reflection 74.9
Parallax 91.6
54% 77.8 fps
MRender 65
Gravity 63.9
Splatting 45.6
52% 58.2 fps
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.5.2
Lighting 62.3
Reflection 75.1
Parallax 89.6
50% 75.7 fps
MRender 65.8
Gravity 60
Splatting 45.9
49% 57.2 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $429 @ launch in Jun '15)
MSI(1462 2015) 30% 57% ± 3%
MSI R9 390X 8GB Gaming
XFX(1682 9395) 19% 52% ± 3%
XFX R9 390X 8GB Double Dissipation
AmazonUS $7005 years
Sapphire(174B E324) 19% 56% ± 2%
Sapphire R9 390X 8GB TRIPLE Tri-X OC
Asus(1043 04DF) 9% 55% ± 4%
Asus(1043 04E9) 8% 54% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 22BC) 6% 54% ± 3%
Gigabyte R9 390X 8GB G1 Gaming
AmazonUS $3402 years
Asus(1043 04D7) 2% 54% ± 2%
PowerColor(148C 2357) 2% 56% ± 1%
HP(103C 6566) 1% 53% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 22C2) 1% 55% ± 1%
AMD(1002 0B00) 1% 53% ± 1%
Asus(1043 04DB) 1% 55% ± 0%
PwrHis(1787 2357) 0% 56% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 0E34) 0% 56% ± 1%
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Gaming 51%
Desktop 87%
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Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $948

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10 months 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


3 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


19 months ago.

It still performs really good in 2021


17 months ago.

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


15 months ago.


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


9 months ago.

it is to hot and doesnt give good performance


16 months ago.

best value for 4k gaming. 8 gb ram


3 years ago.

Es muy buena con los gráficos


2 years ago.

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


7 years ago.


5 years ago.

very high price


3 years ago.

It had a good value.


3 years 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).


4 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


4 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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