Radeon R9 390X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition
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FPS System Benchmark
88 FPS
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AMD PC game performance check Radeon R9 390X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
GCN 1.1 Grenada XT
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
194 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
70 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
2816
Driver Support
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Release Price
$419.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1525 MHz
Memory Bus
512 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
390.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1024KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1100 MHz
Power
Max Power
300 Watts
PSU
750 Watt & 50 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
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Radeon R9 390X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
Radeon R9 390X MSI Gaming 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's High-End Radeon R9 390X, created by MSI.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1100MHz, instead of 1050MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1525MHz, instead of 1500MHz.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
MSI’s Twin Frozr V Thermal Designs are equipped with Zero Frozr technology which was first introduced by MSI back in 2008. Zero Frozr technology eliminates fan noise in low-load situations by stopping the fans when they are not needed. Compared to other graphics cards, there is no continuous hum of airflow to tell you there’s a powerful graphics card in your gaming rig.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 2% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 390X 8GB.


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TheUnturnedRock's Rig
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Warning for people that want to get this card that are running a 120-144hz monitor especially the 144hz monitors your gpu will force lock the memory clock to 1500MHz leading to the GPU Idle temps to be as high as 60 Celsius. This will also make the Maximum temps near to 92 Celsius. This is a warning to users of 120Hz and 144Hz. Even Nvidia users are having these problems with their cards also; but we are having it worse with higher temps. These cards are designed to start the fans at 60 Celsius only at 1% making them a whole lot worse. It is a good card but a bad one for 144hz monitors because of the temps. Playing Games like BF4, SQUAD any game that has to make the card work full time will lead to near 90 Celsius gaming for the cards

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Buddy i thought msi has best cooling

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Thank you man.I have R9 380x with 144hz and i was wondering why it is running sooo hot.Now i know why…My memory is really stuck at 1500Mhz (I have OC''ed it to 1500).Any ideas how to fix it?

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will my cpu bottleneck this card?

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No…

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the core and mem clocks are different from the msi gaming app. silent mode 1050/1500 gaming mode 1080/1500 overclock mode 1100/1525 my actual bandwidth on default was 384 O.o

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I think that I'll stay on a 1080p res for a bit, and maybe go fr a 1440p in 6 months or so. Now, do you guys think that I should go for a 390x or a GTX 970? Damn choices… argh

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For 1080p, the 970. For 1440p, the 390X. If you're planning on upgrading to 1440p later I'd say go for the 390X, it's extra memory and bandwidth will help you there. That said, they'll still both perform around equal, so go for the best deal.

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Thanks a lot bro, I huess I'll monitor the prices of the 1440p screens and see from there then. Than you for the help :)

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No problem, I've just noticed as well that your PSU is likely not powerful enough for a 390X. 970 may be the way to go.

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From what I understood, being a gold quality PSU, it is not supposed to be a problem. Thanks for the insight :)

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Update (19/06/2015): This Graphics Card is now Correctly Ranked!

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I think this is more than 3% faster than my GTX 970. Isn't it?

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it's 12% faster than your 970

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But shows only 2% to me.

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The Reference R9 390X is only around 2-3% fast than GTX 970, at 1920x1080, which is the resolution for the default rank.
For other comparisons, refer to the scores on other resolutions.

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Yeah at 1440p the 390x performs similar to the gtx 980

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