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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition Radeon R5 340 (OEM)
Cyberpunk 2077 61% 559%
Watch Dogs Legion 56% 541%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 48% 508%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 43% 488%
Genshin Impact 62% 565%
FIFA 21 18% 235%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 43% 488%
eFootball PES 2021 18% 235%
Ghostrunner 43% 488%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 54% 529%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition are massively better than the AMD Radeon R5 340 (OEM).

The R9 380 has a 180 MHz higher core clock speed and 92 more Texture Mapping Units than the R5 340. This results in the R9 380 providing 93.8 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R9 380 has a 180 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Render Output Units than the R5 340. This results in the R9 380 providing 25 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R9 380 was released less than a year after the R5 340, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The R9 380 has 2048 MB more video memory than the R5 340, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R9 380 also has superior memory performance overall.

The R9 380 has 116.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R5 340, which means that the memory performance of the R9 380 is massively better than the R5 340.

The Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition has 1792 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R5 340 (OEM) has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 380 is 1493 and the actual shader performance of the R5 340 is 224. The R9 380 having 1269 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 380 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R5 340.

The Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition requires 190 Watts to run and the Radeon R5 340 (OEM) requires 65 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R9 380 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the R5 340. The R9 380 requires 125 Watts more than the R5 340 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 380 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R5 340.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed980 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock-vs825 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.2 Antigua PROGCN 1.1 Oland PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date18 Jun 2015vs05 May 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs
6.6
1600x900
10
green tick vs
5.1
1920x1080
8.4
green tick vs
3.9
2560x1440
6.2
green tick vs
2.6
3840x2160
4.6
green tick vs
1.8

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1475 MHzvs1125 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth188.8GB/secvs72GB/sec
L2 Cache 768 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1792vs320
Actual Shader Performance72%vs11%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units112vs20
Texture Rate109.8 GTexel/svs16 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs8
Pixel Rate31.4 GPixel/svs6.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power190 Wattsvs65 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs450 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Performance Radeon R9 380, created by PowerColor.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 980MHz, instead of 970MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1475MHz, instead of 1375MHz.

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 4GB: a gimmick which doesn't yield any performance boost and can be considered marketing to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.


Cooling Solution
PCS-Professional Cooling System: The unique cooling technology can decrease operating environment temp. Effectively, and enhance headroom for OC capabilities.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 1% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R9 380.
Overview
Radeon R5 340 (OEM) is an OEM only, Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture.

Architecture
The GCN 1.1 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture adds new important technologies and is largely oriented for energy efficiency. New technologies such as PowerTune and TrueAudio are the biggest additions as well as DirectX 11.2 support.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Oland PRO previously used on Radeon R5 240. It offers 320 Shader Processing Units, 20 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The central unit runs at 800MHz and goes up to 825MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 1125MHz.

Features
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Crossfire, Mantle, PowerTune, Eyefinity, ZeroCore, HD3D, App Acceleration and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 65W, it requires at least a 450W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI slot for power.

Performance
Radeon R5 340 (OEM) is essentially a fast Radeon R7 240 V2. Therefore, its performance stands somewhere between Radeon R7 240 V2 and the faster Radeon R7 250.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Modest Dual Core Processor (Intel Core i3 Quad Core/AMD FX Quad Core) and 4GB of RAM for a system with Radeon R5 340 (OEM).
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