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. 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 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 31.61 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon R9 380's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
37.04
 
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 now
$264.99
 
of 4403.52 (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
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
5,000 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
190 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
108.6 GTexel / s
 
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
 
Form factor
Full Height / Full Length Dual Slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
2 x 6-pin
 
Bridgeless CrossFire
+
 

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 type
GDDR5
 
High bandwidth memory (HBM)
-
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
970 MHz
 
of 14000
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
 
of 4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
Vulkan
+
 
Mantle
+
 

Video card benchmark 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
31.39
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
303773
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
50723
3DMark Fire Strike Score
7201
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
8218
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
12191
3DMark Vantage Performance
29722
Unigine Heaven 4.0
928
Passmark
6128
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
8860

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 FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 380 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

Radeon R9 380
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 380 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

Radeon R9 380
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 380 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

Radeon R9 380
minimum HD Graphics 4400
recommended GeForce GTX 660

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 380 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

Radeon R9 380
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 380 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

Radeon R9 380
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 380 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

Radeon R9 380
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 380 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 380
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 380 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

Radeon R9 380
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 380 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

Radeon R9 380
minimum GeForce 6150 LE
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 380 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

Radeon R9 380
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5970

Fallout 4

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 380 performance compared to Fallout 4 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 380
minimum GeForce GTX 550 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fallout 4 on Radeon R9 380.

low / 720p
155
 
medium / 768p
107
 
high / 1080p
61
 
ultra / 1080p
47
 
4k / 2160p
21
 

Star Wars Battlefront

2015

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront on Radeon R9 380.

low / 768p
131
 
medium / 768p
125
 
high / 1080p
69
 
ultra / 1080p
61
 
4k / 2160p
25
 

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 380 performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 380
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 770

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on Radeon R9 380.

low / 768p
144
 
medium / 768p
90
 
high / 1080p
51
 
ultra / 1080p
30
 
4k / 2160p
19
 

World of Warships

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 380 performance compared to World of Warships official system requirements.

Radeon R9 380
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 550 Ti

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warships on Radeon R9 380.

low / 768p
186
 
medium / 768p
149
 
high / 1080p
125
 
ultra / 1080p
101
 
4k / 2160p
36
 

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 380 performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

Radeon R9 380
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on Radeon R9 380.

low / 768p
180
 
medium / 768p
149
 
high / 1080p
63
 
ultra / 1080p
42
 

Sims 4

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 380 performance compared to Sims 4 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 380
minimum GeForce 6600

FPS tests

Real world test results of Sims 4 on Radeon R9 380.

low / 768p
180
 
medium / 768p
132
 
high / 1080p
95
 
ultra / 1080p
93
 

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 380 performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 380
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on Radeon R9 380.

low / 768p
194
 
medium / 768p
176
 
high / 768p
149
 
ultra / 1080p
60
 
4k / 2160p
25
 

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 380 performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 380
minimum GeForce GTS 450
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on Radeon R9 380.

low / 768p
137
 
medium / 768p
123
 
high / 768p
87
 
ultra / 1080p
39
 

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 380 performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

Radeon R9 380
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on Radeon R9 380.

low / 768p
529
 
medium / 768p
288
 
high / 768p
216
 
ultra / 1080p
105
 

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 1060 3 GB, which is slower by 2% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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