AMD Radeon R9 380X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 380X

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 380X sales 19 November 2015 at a recommended price of $229 . 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 64 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. ​2 x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 190 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 36.77 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon R9 380X's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
43.54
 
Architecture
GCN 3.0
 
Code name
Antigua
 
Type
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Release date
19 November 2015
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$229
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$249.99
 
of 4762.99 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

Radeon R9 380X'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 380X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2048
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Compute units
32
 
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
124.2
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
3,973 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 380X'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
 
Supplementary power connectors
​2 x 6-pin
 
Bridgeless CrossFire
+
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 380X: 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
64 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
970 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
182.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 380X.
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 380X. 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
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 380X, 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 380X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
36.18
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
202225.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
10053.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
15570.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
40211.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
4869.51
 
 
Passmark
6168
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
9510
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 380X. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Decred / DCR (Decred)
0.89 Gh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
20.63 Mh/s
 
 
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.58 kh/s
 
 
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
175 Sol/s
 
 

Relative perfomance

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

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 380X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 770, which is faster by 3% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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