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. 4 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 35.15 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon R9 380X's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
20.66
 
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 now
$528.44
 
of 4403.52 (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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Compute units
32
 
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
124.2 GTexel / s
 
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
 
Form factor
Full Height / Full Length
 
Supplementary power connectors
​2 x 6-pin
 
Bridgeless CrossFire
+
 

Memory

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
 
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
970 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
182.4 GB / s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)

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
 
of 4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
Vulkan
+
 
Mantle
+
 

Video card benchmark 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
35.15
Passmark
6191
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
9510

Mining hashrates

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
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R9 380X 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 380X performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

Radeon R9 380X
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

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

Radeon R9 380X
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 380X performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

Radeon R9 380X
minimum HD Graphics 4400
recommended GeForce GTX 660

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

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

Radeon R9 380X
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

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

Radeon R9 380X
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

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

Radeon R9 380X
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

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

Radeon R9 380X
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

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

Radeon R9 380X
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

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

Radeon R9 380X
minimum GeForce 6150
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 380X performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

Radeon R9 380X
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5970

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 780, which is faster by 10% and higher by 8 positions in our rating.

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