Radeon R9 380: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Radeon R9 380 provides acceptable gaming and benchmark performance at 15.90% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 380 sales 26 June 2015 at a recommended price of $199 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a GCN architecture and made with 28 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 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.

Primary details

Some basic facts about Radeon R9 380: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking315
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation9.08
ArchitectureGCN (2011−2017)
GPU code nameTonga Pro
Market segmentDesktop
Designreference
Release date26 June 2015 (8 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$199
Current price$12.90 (0.1x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

Radeon R9 380's specs 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 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Compute units28
Boost clock speed970 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors5,000 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (Radeon 780M)
Power consumption (TDP)190 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate108.6of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance3,476 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon R9 380 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for 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

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 380: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
High bandwidth memory (HBM)-
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed970 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth182.4 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 380. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

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

Supported 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 compatibility

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

DirectXDirectX® 12
Shader Model6.3
OpenGL4.5of 4.6 (GeForce RTX 4090)
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan+
Mantle+

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon R9 380. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 15.90

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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: 25%

R9 380 6147

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

R9 380 29722

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 made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

R9 380 8218

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

R9 380 50723

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.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

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.

Benchmark coverage: 1%

R9 380 928

Gaming performance

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.

Average FPS across all PC games

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

Full HD66
4K24

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 24−27

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
Battlefield 5 50−55
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 35−40
Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
Far Cry 5 40−45
Far Cry New Dawn 40−45
Forza Horizon 4 50−55
Hitman 3 35−40
Horizon Zero Dawn 50−55
Metro Exodus 45−50
Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 45−50
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
Battlefield 5 50−55
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 35−40
Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
Far Cry 5 40−45
Far Cry New Dawn 40−45
Forza Horizon 4 50−55
Hitman 3 35−40
Horizon Zero Dawn 50−55
Metro Exodus 45−50
Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 45−50
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 51
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 35−40
Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
Far Cry 5 40−45
Forza Horizon 4 50−55
Horizon Zero Dawn 50−55
Metro Exodus 45−50
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 30
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30

Full HD
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 40−45

1440p
High Preset

Battlefield 5 30−35
Far Cry New Dawn 30−33
Hitman 3 21−24
Red Dead Redemption 2 12−14

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 16−18
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 12−14
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 20−22
Cyberpunk 2077 8−9
Far Cry 5 24−27
Forza Horizon 4 30−33
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−35
Metro Exodus 27−30
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−33
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 16−18
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11

4K
High Preset

Far Cry 5 30−35
Far Cry New Dawn 16−18
Hitman 3 12−14
Horizon Zero Dawn 16−18
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10−11
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 19

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 9−10
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 8−9
Battlefield 5 16−18
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−12
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
Forza Horizon 4 21−24
Horizon Zero Dawn 16−18
Metro Exodus 14−16
Watch Dogs: Legion 6−7

4K
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 14−16

Closest competitors

Radeon R9 380's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop graphics cards.


P106-100 104.15
Radeon R9 380 100

NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon R9 380 is GeForce GTX 960, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R9 380:

T600 105.28
P106-100 104.15
Radeon R9 380 100

Similar GPUs

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Recommended processors

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