AMD Radeon R9 390X vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

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AMD Radeon R9 390X
Radeon R9 390X
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 0
  • Max video memory 0
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 1050
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
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  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 1747$
Games supported 100%

General info

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

Place in performance rating1461
Value for money62.3024.90
ArchitectureGCN (2011−2017)Ampere (2020−2022)
GPU code nameGrenada XTGA102
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Designreferenceno data
Release date16 June 2015 (7 years ago)27 January 2022 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$429 $1,999
Price now$153 (0.4x MSRP)$1747 (0.9x MSRP)
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.

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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 cores2816no data
Boost clock speed1050 MHzno data
Number of transistors6,200 million28,300 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)275 Wattno data
Texture fill rate184.8625.0
Floating-point performance5,914 gflopsno 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).

Bus supportPCIe 3.0no data
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
Length275 mm336 mm
Width2-slotno data
Supplementary power connectors1 x 6-pin, 1 x 8-pinno data
Bridgeless CrossFire1no 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 typeGDDR5no data
High bandwidth memory (HBM)-no data
Maximum RAM amount0 MBno data
Memory bus width512 Bitno data
Memory clock speed1050 MHzno data
Memory bandwidth384 GB/sno data
Shared memory-no data

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 Connectors2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPortno data
Eyefinity+no data
Number of Eyefinity displays6no data
HDMI+no data
DisplayPort support+no data

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

AppAcceleration-no data
CrossFire1no data
Enduro-no data
FreeSync1no data
HD3D-no data
PowerTune+no data
TrueAudio+no data
ZeroCore-no data
VCE+no data
DDMA audio+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectXDirectX® 12no data
Shader Model6.36.6
OpenGL4.6no data
OpenCL2.0no data
Vulkan+1.3
Mantle+no data
CUDAno data8.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

R9 390X 31.87
RTX 3090 Ti 100.00
+214%
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • Passmark

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

R9 390X 74351
RTX 3090 Ti 246319
+231%
R9 390X 10431
RTX 3090 Ti 36563
+251%

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

R9 390X 12389
RTX 3090 Ti 53110
+329%

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

R9 390X 17944
RTX 3090 Ti 69481
+287%

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

R9 390X 318024
RTX 3090 Ti 564087
+77.4%

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

R9 390X 9481
RTX 3090 Ti 30206
+219%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 390X and GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 684 Mh/s no data
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 27.5 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HD91
−130%
209
+130%
1440pno data142
4K47
−115%
101
+115%

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
−400%
160
+400%
Battlefield 5 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Far Cry 5 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Far Cry New Dawn 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Hitman 3 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−35
−728%
265
+728%
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−35
−434%
171
+434%

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
−331%
138
+331%
Battlefield 5 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Far Cry 5 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Far Cry New Dawn 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Hitman 3 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Metro Exodus 30−35
−456%
178
+456%
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−35
−684%
251
+684%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 76
−418%
394
+418%
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−35
−381%
154
+381%

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
−284%
123
+284%
Battlefield 5 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Far Cry 5 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Far Cry New Dawn 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 41
−376%
195
+376%
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−35
−306%
130
+306%

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Hitman 3 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Metro Exodus 30−35
−291%
125
+291%
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−35
−475%
184
+475%

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
−238%
108
+238%
Battlefield 5 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Far Cry 5 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Far Cry New Dawn 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−35
−238%
108
+238%

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Hitman 3 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Metro Exodus 30−35
−163%
84
+163%
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 30−35
−231%
106
+231%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 29
−497%
173
+497%

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
−128%
73
+128%
Battlefield 5 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Cyberpunk 2077 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Far Cry 5 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Far Cry New Dawn 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
−213%
100−105
+213%
Watch Dogs: Legion 30−35
−119%
70
+119%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 31.87 100.00
Novelty 16 June 2015 27 January 2022
Cost $429 $1999
Chip lithography 28 nm 8 nm

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of Radeon R9 390X by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon R9 390X's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of GeForce RTX 3090 Ti by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3090 Ti from AMD is Radeon RX 6950 XT, which is slower by 7% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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