AMD Radeon R9 380X: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon R9 380X
Radeon R9 380X
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 0
  • Max video memory 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 970
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2015
Performance 20.85

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 dual-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 poor gaming and benchmark performance at

20.85%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon R9 380X's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating234
Value for money18.41
ArchitectureGCN 3.0 (2014−2017)
GPU code nameAntigua
Market segmentDesktop
Designreference
Release date19 November 2015 (6 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$229
Price now$15.99 (0.1x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon R9 380X's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores2048of 18432 (AD102)
Compute units32
Boost clock speed970 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors5,000 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)190 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate124.2of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance3,973 gflopsof 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 supportPCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length221 mm
Width2-slot
Form factorfull height / full length
Supplementary power connectors​2 x 6-pin
Bridgeless CrossFire1

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 typeGDDR5
High bandwidth memory (HBM)-
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width64 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed970 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth182.4 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 380X. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Eyefinity1
Number of Eyefinity displays6
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.

AppAcceleration-
CrossFire1
Enduro-
FRTC1
FreeSync1
HD3D+
LiquidVR1
PowerTune+
TrueAudio+
ZeroCore+
VCE+
DDMA audio+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 380X, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectXDirectX® 12
Shader Model6.3
OpenGL4.5of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan+
Mantle+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon R9 380X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

R9 380X 20.85
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  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

R9 380X 6198

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

R9 380X 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 frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R9 380X performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

The nearest Radeon R9 380X's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, which is faster by 2% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.

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