AMD Radeon R9 390 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN

Price now 488$
Games supported 86%
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 837
  • Max video memory 6144 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6.0 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon R9 390
Radeon R9 390
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 0
  • Max video memory 0
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 1000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 264$
Games supported 92%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance rating198177
Value for money5.2112.77
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)GCN 2.0 (2013−2017)
GPU code nameGK110Grenada
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Designno datareference
Release date19 February 2013 (10 years old)18 June 2015 (7 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$999 $329
Current price$488 (0.5x MSRP)$264 (0.8x MSRP)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores26882560
CUDA cores2688no data
Core clock speed837 MHzno data
Boost clock speed876 MHz1000 MHz
Number of transistors7,080 million6,200 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)250 Watt275 Watt
Texture fill rate187.5 billion/sec160.0
Floating-point performance4,709 gflops5,120 gflops

Dimensions and compatibility

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Bus supportPCI Express 3.0PCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length10.5" (26.7 cm)275 mm
Height4.376" (11.1 cm)no data
Supplementary power connectorsOne 8-pin and one 6-pin1 x 6-pin, 1 x 8-pin
Bridgeless CrossFireno data1


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
High bandwidth memory (HBM)no data-
Maximum RAM amount6 GB0 MB
Memory bus width384-bit GDDR5512 Bit
Memory clock speed6.0 GB/s1000 MHz
Memory bandwidth288.4 GB/s384 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsOne Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One DisplayPort2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Multi monitor support4 displaysno data
Eyefinityno data1
Number of Eyefinity displaysno data6
HDCP+no data
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536no data
DisplayPort supportno data+
Audio input for HDMIInternalno data


Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

AppAccelerationno data-
CrossFireno data1
Endurono data-
FreeSyncno data1
HD3Dno data-
PowerTuneno data+
TrueAudiono data+
ZeroCoreno data-
VCEno data+
DDMA audiono data+
Blu Ray 3D+no data
3D Gaming+no data
3D Vision+no data
3D Vision Live+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_0)DirectX® 12
Shader Model5.16.3
Mantleno data+
CUDA+no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

R9 390 22.92
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • Unigine Heaven 4.0


This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 24%

R9 390 9065

Radeon R9 390 outperforms GeForce GTX TITAN by 11% in Passmark.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

R9 390 12730

Radeon R9 390 outperforms GeForce GTX TITAN by 22% in 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics.

Unigine Heaven 4.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark, a newer version of Unigine 3.0 with relatively small differences. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. The benchmark is still sometimes used, despite its significant age, as it was released back in 2013.

Benchmark coverage: 1%

R9 390 1520

GeForce GTX TITAN outperforms Radeon R9 390 by 17% in Unigine Heaven 4.0.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX TITAN and Radeon R9 390. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 243 Mh/s 593 Mh/s
Decred / DCR (Decred) no data 0.95 Gh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) no data 29.26 Mh/s
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight) no data 0.81 kh/s
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash) no data 380.03 Sol/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 20.74 22.92
Recency 19 February 2013 18 June 2015
Cost $999 $329
Memory bus width 384 512
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2688 2560
Memory bandwidth 288.4 384
Thermal design power (TDP) 250 Watt 275 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD Radeon R9 390
Radeon R9 390

since it shows better performance.

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Competitors of GeForce GTX TITAN by AMD

The nearest GeForce GTX TITAN's AMD equivalent is Hawaii, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our performance rating.

AMD Hawaii Hawaii

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX TITAN:

Hawaii 101.06
GeForce GTX TITAN 100

Competitors of Radeon R9 390 by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 390 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.


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