Radeon R9 390 X2 vs Xbox Series X GPU

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

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Architecture
GCN 2.0
 
RDNA 2.0
GPU code name
Grenada
 
Scarlett
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
3 September 2015 (5 years ago)
 
10 November 2020 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,399
 
$499
Price now
$225 (0.2x MSRP)
 
$12.99 (0x MSRP)

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
2560
 
3328
Core clock speed
1000 MHz
 
1825 MHz
Boost clock speed
no data
 
1725 MHz
Number of transistors
6,200 million
 
15,300 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
580 Watt
 
200 Watt
Texture fill rate
160.0
 
379.6
Floating-point performance
2x 5,120 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
IGP
Length
no data
 
301 mm
Supplementary power connectors
4x 8-pin
 
no data

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
10 GB
Memory bus width
512 Bit
 
320 Bit
Memory clock speed
5400 MHz
 
14 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
345.6 GB/s
 
560.0 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
No outputs
HDMI
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
6.3
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 390 X2 and Xbox Series X GPU. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
57 Mh/s
 
no data

Competitors of Radeon R9 390 X2 from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 390 X2 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX TITAN Z.

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Competitors of Xbox Series X GPU from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Xbox Series X GPU from NVIDIA is TITAN Xp.

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Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 390 X2

Wider memory bus (512 vs 320 bit)

Advantages of AMD Xbox Series X GPU

Much newer (10 November 2020 vs 3 September 2015)

Cheaper ($13 vs $225)

More pipelines (3328 vs 2560)

Higher memory bandwidth (560 vs 345.6 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 28 nm)

Lower power consumption (200W vs 580W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R9 390 X2 and AMD Xbox Series X GPU. We've got no test results to judge.

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