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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition Radeon R9 FURY 4GB
Cyberpunk 2077 61% 0%
Watch Dogs Legion 56% 3%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 48% 8%
Genshin Impact 62% 1%
FIFA 21 18% 49%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 65% 3%
eFootball PES 2021 18% 49%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 43% 11%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 132% 45%
Marvel's Avengers 54% 4%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 FURY 4GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition.

The R9 FURY has a 20 MHz higher core clock speed and 112 more Texture Mapping Units than the R9 380. This results in the R9 FURY providing 114.2 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 FURY has a 20 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the R9 380. This results in the R9 FURY providing 32.6 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 FURY was released less than a year after the R9 380, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition and the Radeon R9 FURY 4GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The R9 FURY has 323.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R9 380, which means that the memory performance of the R9 FURY is massively better than the R9 380.

The Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition has 1792 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 FURY 4GB has 3584. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 380 is 1493 and the actual shader performance of the R9 FURY is 3046. The R9 FURY having 1553 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 FURY delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R9 380.

The Radeon R9 380 PowerColor PCS+ 4GB Edition requires 190 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 FURY 4GB requires 275 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R9 380 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the R9 FURY. The R9 FURY requires 85 Watts more than the R9 380 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 FURY may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R9 380.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed980 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.2 Antigua PROGCN 1.2 Fiji PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date18 Jun 2015vs10 Jul 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
8.4
vs green tick
10
2560x1440
6.2
vs green tick
8.1
3840x2160
4.6
vs green tick
6.3

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1475 MHzvs500 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs4096 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsHBM-1
Memory Bandwidth188.8GB/secvs512GB/sec
L2 Cache 768 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1792vs3584
Actual Shader Performance72%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units112vs224
Texture Rate109.8 GTexel/svs224 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs64
Pixel Rate31.4 GPixel/svs64 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs1
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power190 Wattsvs275 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1600

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 R9 FURY 4GB is an Enthusiast Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
The GCN 1.2 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture improves memory bandwidth performance which allows AMD to produce Graphics Cards with smaller data transfer rates without causing too much impact on the overall performance. This is done by using lossless delta color compression.
GCN 1.2 also adds improved Tesselation and video encoding/decoding performance as well as DirectX 12.0 Support.



GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Fiji PRO which has 56 Compute Units activated and thus offers 3584 Shader Processing Units, 224 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 1000MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of stacked HBM-1 memory, through a 4096-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 500MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 275W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with two available 8-pin connectors.

Performance
Radeon R9 FURY 4GB competes with GeForce GTX 980 4GB.
Compared to the latter, while it offers more or less the same performance at 1920x1080, it proves to be over 5% faster at 2560x1600 and more than the 10% faster at 4K. Even so, Radeon R9 FURY 4GB is still best suited for 2560x1600.
GeForce GTX 980 4GB is however much more energy efficient, consuming no more than 165W Under Load, while Radeon R9 FURY 4GB surpasses the 200W tier.
Because Radeon R9 FURY 4GB was released for $549 and GeForce GTX 980 4GB is available for $479, it doesn't shine as much as it could, making it only a better choice for those who game over 1920x1080.

System Suggestions
Radeon R9 FURY 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a Very Strong Processor (Intel Core i7 Quad Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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