AMD Radeon R9 390 X2: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 390 X2


AMD started Radeon R9 390 X2 sales 3 September 2015 at a recommended price of 1,399 USD. This is high-end GCN 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2x 8 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5.4 GHz are supplied, and together with 2x 512 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 2x 345.6 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 3-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. An additional 4 8-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 580 Watt.

It provides outstanding gaming and benchmark performance at 98.65 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon R9 390 X2's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
GCN 2.0
Code name
Release date
3 September 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
1,399 USD
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Radeon R9 390 X2'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 390 X2's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
2x 2560
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
1000 MHz
Transistor count
6,200 million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
580 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
2x 160.0 billion/sec
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
2x 5,120 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 390 X2'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).
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
4x 8-pin

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 390 X2: 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
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
2x 512 Bit
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
5400 MHz
Memory bandwidth
2x 345.6 GB/s
of 11404 (GRID K1)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 390 X2.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 390 X2. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 390 X2. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
57 Mh/s

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon R9 390 X2 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R9 390 X2 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 390 X2 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1070 SLI, which is slower by 8% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

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