AMD Radeon R9 M390X: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon R9 M390X
Radeon R9 M390X
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 723 MHz
  • Max video memory 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 0
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2015
Performance 7.73

Summary

AMD started Radeon R9 M390X sales 9 June 2015. This is GCN 3 architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 160.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 100 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

7.73%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

Some basic facts about Radeon R9 M390X: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating410
ArchitectureGCN 3 (2014−2016)
GPU code nameAmethyst (XT) / Tonga
Market segmentLaptop
Release date9 June 2015 (7 years ago)

Technical specs

Radeon R9 M390X's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R9 M390X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores2048of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed723 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors5,000 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)100 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate92.54of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance2,961 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 M390X's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizelarge
Bus supportPCIe 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 M390X: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bandwidth160.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 M390X. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs
Eyefinity1

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 M390X. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

AppAcceleration-
Enduro-
FreeSync1
HD3D+
PowerTune+
DualGraphics1
TrueAudio-
ZeroCore+
Switchable graphics1

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 M390X, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectXDirectX® 12
Shader Model6.3
OpenGL4.4of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCLNot Listed
Vulkan+
Mantle+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon R9 M390X. 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 M390X 7.73
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  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU

Passmark

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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

R9 M390X 3020

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

R9 M390X 9448

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R9 M390X is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

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Cyberpunk 2077 9−10
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 8−9
Battlefield 5 24−27
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
Cyberpunk 2077 9−10
Far Cry 5 16−18
Far Cry New Dawn 16−18
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
Hitman 3 16−18
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
Red Dead Redemption 2 12−14
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14−16
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 8−9
Battlefield 5 24−27
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
Cyberpunk 2077 9−10
Far Cry 5 16−18
Far Cry New Dawn 16−18
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
Hitman 3 16−18
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
Metro Exodus 10−11
Red Dead Redemption 2 12−14
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14−16
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 14−16
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 14−16
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 8−9
Battlefield 5 24−27
Cyberpunk 2077 9−10
Far Cry 5 16−18
Far Cry New Dawn 16−18
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 14−16
Watch Dogs: Legion 10−11
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12−14
Hitman 3 10−11
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−11
Metro Exodus 6−7
Red Dead Redemption 2 6−7
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 9−10
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 6−7
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3
Battlefield 5 10−11
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
Far Cry 5 10−11
Far Cry New Dawn 10−11
Forza Horizon 4 12−14
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5−6
Hitman 3 7−8
Horizon Zero Dawn 6−7
Metro Exodus 2−3
Red Dead Redemption 2 5−6
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 3−4
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 6−7
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3
Battlefield 5 5−6
Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
Far Cry 5 6−7
Far Cry New Dawn 8−9
Forza Horizon 4 9−10
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R9 M390X performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 M390X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 860M, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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