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 28.71 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

General info

Of Radeon R9 380's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
34.19
 
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 6300 (Quadro RTX 6000)

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
 
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 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
970 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
182.4 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
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
+
 

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

28.71

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

6135

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.

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 770, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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