AMD Radeon R9 390: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon R9 390
Radeon R9 390
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 0
  • Max video memory 0
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 1000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2015
Performance 30.41

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 390 sales 18 June 2015 at a recommended price of $329. This is GCN 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 0 MB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1000 GHz are supplied, and together with 512 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 384 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 275 mm. 1 x 6-pin, 1 x 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 275 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

30.41%

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

General info

Of Radeon R9 390's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating158
Value for money29.41
ArchitectureGCN 2.0 (2013−2017)
GPU code nameGrenada
Market segmentDesktop
Designreference
Release date18 June 2015 (7 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$329
Price now$278 (0.8x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon R9 390'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 390's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores2560of 18432 (AD102)
Boost clock speed1000 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors6,200 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)275 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate160.0of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance5,120 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 390'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
Length275 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1 x 6-pin, 1 x 8-pin
Bridgeless CrossFire1

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 390: 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 amount0 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width512 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed1000 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth384 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 390. 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 390. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

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

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 390, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectXDirectX® 12
Shader Model6.3
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan+
Mantle+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon R9 390. 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 390 30.41
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • Unigine Heaven 4.0

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 390 9045

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 390 12730

Unigine Heaven 4.0

This is an old DirectX 11 benchmark, a newer version of Unigine 3.0 with relatively small differences. It displays a fantasy medieval town sprawling over several flying islands. The benchmark is still sometimes used, despite its significant age, as it was released back in 2013.

Benchmark coverage: 1%

R9 390 1520

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 390. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 593 Mh/s  
Decred / DCR (Decred) 0.95 Gh/s  
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 29.26 Mh/s  
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight) 0.81 kh/s  
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash) 380.03 Sol/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R9 390 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 390 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 390 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1060 5 GB, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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