AMD Radeon R9 390X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R9 390X

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 390X sales 16 June 2015 at a recommended price of $429. This is GCN 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 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 37.33 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090.

General info

Of Radeon R9 390X's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.67
 
Architecture
GCN
 
Code name
Grenada XT
 
Type
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Release date
16 June 2015
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$429
 
Price now
$750
 

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 10752 (GA102)
Boost Clock
1050 MHz
 
Transistor count
6,200 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
275 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
184.8
 
Floating-point performance
5,914 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
1050 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
384 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 390X. 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 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
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 390X, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
Shader Model
6.3
 
OpenGL
4.6
 
OpenCL
2.0
 
Vulkan
+
 
Mantle
+
 

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

37.33

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

9494

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.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R9 390X performance compared to its nearest competitors.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 390X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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