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 USD. 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. An additional 1 6-pin, 1 x 8-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 275 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 47.63 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

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 USD
 
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
 
Transistor count
6,200 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
275 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
184.8
 
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
5,914 gflops
 

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
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
1 x 6-pin, 1 x 8-pin
 
Bridgeless CrossFire
+
 

Memory specs

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
 
Memory bandwidth
384 GB/s
 
of 11404 (GRID K1)
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
 
OpenCL
2.0
 
Mantle
+
 

Video card benchmarks 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
47.63
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
318024.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
74351.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
10431.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
12389.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
17944.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
35807.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
7211.19
 
 
Passmark
8498
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
13560
 
 

Mining hashrate

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 (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon R9 390X 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
40.83
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
154.20
 
medium / 768p
140.80
 
high / 1080p
89.30
 
ultra / 1080p
72.80
 
4k / 2160p
33.30
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
72.10
 
medium / 768p
65.90
 
high / 1080p
54.10
 
ultra / 1080p
48.60
 
4k / 2160p
31.20
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
274.50
 
medium / 768p
216.50
 
high / 1080p
145.00
 
ultra / 1080p
107.60
 
4k / 2160p
54.00
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
183.50
 
medium / 768p
130.90
 
high / 1080p
76.00
 
ultra / 1080p
40.80
 
4k / 2160p
29.10
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
190.40
 
medium / 768p
121.70
 
high / 1080p
111.40
 
ultra / 1080p
106.80
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
198.30
 
medium / 768p
189.30
 
high / 768p
172.40
 
ultra / 1080p
89.70
 
4k / 2160p
49.90
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
130.10
 
medium / 768p
123.10
 
high / 768p
89.90
 
ultra / 1080p
56.10
 

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 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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