AMD Radeon R9 380: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 380

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 380 sales 18 June 2015 at a recommended price of $199 . This is GCN 3.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4096 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 2-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 good gaming and benchmark performance at 33.67 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon R9 380's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
38.34
 
Architecture
GCN 3.0
 
Code name
Antigua
 
Type
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Release date
18 June 2015
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$199
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$264.99
 
of 4762.99 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

Radeon R9 380's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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
1792
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Compute units
28
 
Boost Clock
970 MHz
 
Transistor count
5,000 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
190 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
108.6
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
3,476 gflops
 
of 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 support
PCIe 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
221 mm
 
Width
2-slot
 
Form factor
full height / full length / dual slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
2 x 6-pin
 
Bridgeless CrossFire
+
 

Memory specs

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 type
GDDR5
 
High bandwidth memory (HBM)
-
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
970 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
182.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 380.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
Eyefinity
+
 
Number of Eyefinity displays
6
 
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.
CrossFire
+
 
FRTC
+
 
FreeSync
+
 
HD3D
+
 
LiquidVR
+
 
PowerTune
+
 
TrueAudio
+
 
ZeroCore
+
 
VCE
+
 
DDMA audio
+
 
Eyefinity
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 380, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
2.0
 
Vulkan
+
 
Mantle
+
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 380. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
33.67
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
303773.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
50723.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
7201.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
8218.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
12191.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
29722.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
4713.46
 
 
Unigine Heaven 4.0
928
 
 
Passmark
6092
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
8860
 
 

Mining hashrate

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 (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon R9 380 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
21.90
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
155.20
 
medium / 768p
107.00
 
high / 1080p
60.90
 
ultra / 1080p
46.70
 
4k / 2160p
21.30
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
144.30
 
medium / 768p
89.60
 
high / 1080p
51.30
 
ultra / 1080p
29.90
 
4k / 2160p
18.50
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
179.80
 
medium / 768p
131.70
 
high / 1080p
95.00
 
ultra / 1080p
92.80
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
194.30
 
medium / 768p
176.10
 
high / 768p
148.90
 
ultra / 1080p
59.50
 
4k / 2160p
25.30
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
137.30
 
medium / 768p
122.90
 
high / 768p
87.40
 
ultra / 1080p
39.40
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
528.50
 
medium / 768p
287.90
 
high / 768p
216.00
 
ultra / 1080p
104.50
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R9 380 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 380 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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