AMD Radeon R9 390X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 390X

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 390X sales 18 June 2015 at a recommended price of $429. This is GCN 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.05 GHz are supplied, and together with 512 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 384 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-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 44.29 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon R9 390X's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 2.0
 
Code name
Grenada
 
Type
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Release date
18 June 2015
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$429
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Radeon R9 390X'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 390X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2816
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Boost Clock
1050 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
6,200 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
275 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
184.8 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
5,914 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 390X'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
275 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
1 x 6-pin, 1 x 8-pin
 
Bridgeless CrossFire
+
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 390X: 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)
-
 
Memory bus width
512 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1050 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
384 GB / s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 390X.
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 390X. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CrossFire
+
 
FreeSync
+
 
PowerTune
+
 
TrueAudio
+
 
VCE
+
 
DDMA audio
+
 
Eyefinity
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 390X, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
Mantle
+
 

Video card benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 390X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
44.00
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
318024
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
74351
3DMark Fire Strike Score
10431
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
12389
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
17944
3DMark Vantage Performance
35807
Passmark
8543
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
13560

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 390X. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
684 Mh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
27.5 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R9 390X 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 390X performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

Radeon R9 390X
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 390X performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

Radeon R9 390X
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 390X performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

Radeon R9 390X
minimum HD Graphics 4400
recommended GeForce GTX 660

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 390X performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

Radeon R9 390X
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 390X performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

Radeon R9 390X
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on Radeon R9 390X.

low / 768p
275
 
medium / 768p
217
 
high / 1080p
145
 
ultra / 1080p
108
 
4k / 2160p
54
 

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 390X performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

Radeon R9 390X
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 390X performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 390X
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 390X performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

Radeon R9 390X
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 390X performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

Radeon R9 390X
minimum GeForce 6150
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 390X performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

Radeon R9 390X
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5970

Fallout 4

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 390X performance compared to Fallout 4 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 390X
minimum GeForce GTX 550 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fallout 4 on Radeon R9 390X.

low / 720p
154
 
medium / 768p
141
 
high / 1080p
89
 
ultra / 1080p
73
 
4k / 2160p
33
 

Just Cause 3

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 390X performance compared to Just Cause 3 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 390X
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Just Cause 3 on Radeon R9 390X.

low / 768p
72
 
medium / 768p
66
 
high / 1080p
54
 
ultra / 1080p
49
 
4k / 2160p
31
 

Star Wars Battlefront

2015

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront on Radeon R9 390X.

low / 768p
161
 
medium / 768p
141
 
high / 1080p
117
 
ultra / 1080p
104
 
4k / 2160p
43
 

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 390X performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 390X
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 770

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on Radeon R9 390X.

low / 768p
184
 
medium / 768p
131
 
high / 1080p
76
 
ultra / 1080p
41
 
4k / 2160p
29
 

World of Warships

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 390X performance compared to World of Warships official system requirements.

Radeon R9 390X
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 550 Ti

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warships on Radeon R9 390X.

low / 768p
192
 
medium / 768p
149
 
high / 1080p
129
 
ultra / 1080p
124
 
4k / 2160p
56
 

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 390X performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

Radeon R9 390X
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on Radeon R9 390X.

low / 768p
155
 
medium / 768p
144
 
high / 1080p
89
 
ultra / 1080p
68
 

Sims 4

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 390X performance compared to Sims 4 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 390X
minimum GeForce 6600

FPS tests

Real world test results of Sims 4 on Radeon R9 390X.

low / 768p
190
 
medium / 768p
122
 
high / 1080p
111
 
ultra / 1080p
107
 

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 390X performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 390X
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on Radeon R9 390X.

low / 768p
198
 
medium / 768p
189
 
high / 768p
172
 
ultra / 1080p
90
 
4k / 2160p
50
 

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 390X performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

Radeon R9 390X
minimum GeForce GTS 450
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on Radeon R9 390X.

low / 768p
130
 
medium / 768p
123
 
high / 768p
90
 
ultra / 1080p
56
 

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon R9 390X performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

Radeon R9 390X
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on Radeon R9 390X.

low / 768p
551
 
medium / 768p
417
 
high / 768p
315
 
ultra / 1080p
155
 

Relative perfomance

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

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 390X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 970, which is slower by 2% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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