AMD Radeon R9 380: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon R9 380
Radeon R9 380
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 0
  • Max video memory 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 970
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2015
Performance 21.40

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 380 sales 26 June 2015 at a recommended price of $199. This is GCN architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 970 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 182.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 221 mm. Two 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 190 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

21.40%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon R9 380's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating235
Value for money23.21
ArchitectureGCN (2011−2017)
GPU code nameTonga Pro
Market segmentDesktop
Designreference
Release date26 June 2015 (6 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$199
Price now$200 (1x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon R9 380's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R9 380's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1792of 18432 (AD102)
Compute units28
Boost clock speed970 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors5,000 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)190 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate108.6of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance3,476 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 380's 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 supportPCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length221 mm
Width2-slot
Form factorfull height / full length / dual slot
Supplementary power connectors2 x 6-pin
Bridgeless CrossFire1

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 380: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5
High bandwidth memory (HBM)-
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed970 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth182.4 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 380. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Eyefinity+
Number of Eyefinity displays6
HDMI+
DisplayPort support+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 380. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

AppAcceleration-
CrossFire1
Enduro-
FRTC1
FreeSync1
HD3D+
LiquidVR1
PowerTune+
TrueAudio+
ZeroCore+
VCE+
DDMA audio+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 380, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectXDirectX® 12
Shader Model6.3
OpenGL4.5of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan+
Mantle+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon R9 380. 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 380 21.40
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • Unigine Heaven 4.0
  • Passmark

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

R9 380 50723

3DMark Fire Strike Score

R9 380 7201

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.

R9 380 8218

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

R9 380 12191

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

R9 380 29722

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

R9 380 303773

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.

R9 380 928

Passmark

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.

R9 380 6274

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 380. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 404 Mh/s  
Decred / DCR (Decred) 0.66 Gh/s  
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 18 Mh/s  
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight) 0.48 kh/s  
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash) 168.45 Sol/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R9 380 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD65
4K25

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 21−24
Battlefield 5 21−24
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
Cyberpunk 2077 21−24
Far Cry 5 21−24
Far Cry New Dawn 21−24
Forza Horizon 4 21−24
Hitman 3 21−24
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Red Dead Redemption 2 21−24
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 21−24
Watch Dogs: Legion 21−24

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 21−24
Battlefield 5 21−24
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
Cyberpunk 2077 21−24
Far Cry 5 21−24
Far Cry New Dawn 21−24
Forza Horizon 4 21−24
Hitman 3 21−24
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Metro Exodus 21−24
Red Dead Redemption 2 21−24
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 21−24
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 51
Watch Dogs: Legion 21−24

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 21−24
Battlefield 5 21−24
Cyberpunk 2077 21−24
Far Cry 5 21−24
Far Cry New Dawn 21−24
Forza Horizon 4 21−24
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 30
Watch Dogs: Legion 21−24

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
Hitman 3 21−24
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Metro Exodus 21−24
Red Dead Redemption 2 21−24
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 21−24

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 21−24
Battlefield 5 21−24
Cyberpunk 2077 21−24
Far Cry 5 21−24
Far Cry New Dawn 21−24
Forza Horizon 4 21−24
Watch Dogs: Legion 21−24

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
Hitman 3 21−24
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Metro Exodus 21−24
Red Dead Redemption 2 21−24
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 21−24
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 19

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 21−24
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 21−24
Battlefield 5 21−24
Cyberpunk 2077 21−24
Far Cry 5 21−24
Far Cry New Dawn 21−24
Forza Horizon 4 21−24
Watch Dogs: Legion 21−24

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R9 380 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

The nearest Radeon R9 380's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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